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…FROM THE SHADY FAMILY!

2016 pumpkins!

As some of you may know, Grey loves making this scary face.

Grey face!

So we decided it was only appropriate to carve that face into her pumpkin.

Grey pumpkin!

Beth did an awesome carve of the “snake creature” from Beetlejuice. We’ve come for your daughter, Chuck!

"We've come for your daughter, Chuck!"

For her second Halloween costume, Grey decided to go as John Belushi as a Killer Bee from Saturday Night Live. This is keeping with her “going as someone as someone” tradition.

Bee-lushi!

She thinks she pulled it off pretty well…

Grey Bee-lushi!

…and she especially liked her stinger.

Now with more stinger!

KB and I opted for the Martians of Sesame Street.

Sesame Street Martians!

Here we are in action:

Happy Halloween from the Shadys!

The real most wonderful time of the year,

-Shady

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Last month, my good friends Joe and Lisa gave me a small stack of vintage postcards for my birthday.

I’m going to post images of the fronts and backs of each postcard here, along with a transcription—or at least as accurate a transcription as I can come up with—of what’s written on each card.

Oh, and if anyone reading these posts has a different interpretation of what’s written, please feel free to post what you think they say in the comments section.

This is the seventh and final installment of the series.

VINTAGE POSTARD #7

FRONT:

VINTAGE POSTCARD #7: FRONT

A HAPPY
BIRTHDAY

I KEEP THIS DATE A MEMORY
ON WHICH GOOD WISHES START
FOR ALL THE SUNLIT YEAR YOU SEE
I KEEP YOU IN MY HEART

BACK:

VINTAGE POSTCARD #7: BACK

TO:

MISS EMMA KARNITZ
NEILLSVILLE
WISC,
R.R. 5

DEAREST FRIEND,
HERE IS WISHING
YOU A VERY
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND
MANY MORE.
I DON’T THINK I
WILL GET OVER THERE
TO HAVE A PIECE OF
YOUR BIRTHDAY CAKE, AS WE
ARE GOING TO PLANT CORN THAT DAY,
WILL COME SOME OTHER TIME.
WITH LOVE, CLARA R.

This started with Emma… though I had her last name wrong,

-Shady

Last month, my good friends Joe and Lisa gave me a small stack of vintage postcards for my birthday.

I’m going to post images of the fronts and backs of each postcard here, along with a transcription—or at least as accurate a transcription as I can come up with—of what’s written on each card.

Oh, and if anyone reading these posts has a different interpretation of what’s written, please feel free to post what you think they say in the comments section.

Until then, enjoy!

VINTAGE POSTARD #6

FRONT:

VINTAGE POSTCARD #6: FRONT

WITH GREETINGS ON YOUR BIRTHDAY
FORTUNE FROM HER GOLDEN STORE
MANY A BLESSING ON YOU POUR

BACK:

VINTAGE POSTCARD #6: BACK

TO:

MRS. EDIE ERICKSON
1024 STATE ST.
RACINE,
WI

DEAR BREMMIE,
HERE IS YOUR BELATED
BIRTHDAY CARD. WISH YOU MANY
HAPPY [INDECIPHERABLE]. I REACHED HOME
SAFELY, HAD COMPANY IN EVE. MARY EASTON
[INDECIPHERABLE] WERE HERE. SAY, WISH HATTIE
WOULD DROP ME A CARD & LET ME
KNOW IF HOW MY WAIST TURNS OUT.
AM ANXIOUS ABOUT IT — [INDECIPHERABLE] M.E.B.

Before this one there was this one,

-Shady

More Dima-designed cars...

…to add to Grey’s growing collection!

This one in particular is pretty badass.

...with his name on it!

Dima’s a real-life elf,

-Shady

Last month, my good friends Joe and Lisa gave me a small stack of vintage postcards for my birthday.

I’m going to post images of the fronts and backs of each postcard here, along with a transcription—or at least as accurate a transcription as I can come up with—of what’s written on each card.

Oh, and if anyone reading these posts has a different interpretation of what’s written, please feel free to post what you think they say in the comments section.

Until then, enjoy!

VINTAGE POSTARD #5

FRONT:

VINTAGE POSTCARD #5: FRONT

GREETINGS
FROM
OKLAHOMA
NATIVE STATE OF WILL ROGERS, FAMOUS HUMORIST

BACK:

VINTAGE POSTCARD #5: BACK

TO:

MRS. LEONARD CHERRY.
P.O. BOX 102
HENDERSON,
TENN.

DEAR CLUB MEMBER #249.
HOPE YOU ARE ENJOYING
THE CHATTERBOX CLUB. HOW
MANY PITCHERS HAVE YOU?
I HAVE 506 SETS OF SHAKERS
AND WOULD BE GLAD TO EX
CHANGE WITH YOU IF YOU
ARE INTERESTED. WOULD YOU
SEND ME A BIG LETTERED CARD
LIKE THIS ONE OF YOUR STATE
I’M COLLECTING
THEM.
SINCERELY #293
MRS. H. A. BOOHER
BOX 624
CUSHING, OKLA.

Before this one there was this one,

-Shady

Johnny Five is rolling around in his robot grave.

More like Johnny Zero,

-Shady

Last month, my good friends Joe and Lisa gave me a small stack of vintage postcards for my birthday.

I’m going to post images of the fronts and backs of each postcard here, along with a transcription—or at least as accurate a transcription as I can come up with—of what’s written on each card.

Oh, and if anyone reading these posts has a different interpretation of what’s written, please feel free to post what you think they say in the comments section.

Until then, enjoy!

VINTAGE POSTARD #4

FRONT:

VINTAGE POSTCARD #4: FRONT

HIGH SCHOOL, NEW LISBON, WIS. 1921

BACK:

VINTAGE POSTCARD #4: BACK

TO:

MRS. VERA GOFF
209 BENTON ST
TAMOH
WIS

10/24 – 23
DEAR VERA,
JUST ALIVE AM AT
NEW LISBON CAME
WITH GRANDPA
TO GET HIS TEETH FIX
[INDECIPHERABLE]

Before this one there was this one,

-Shady

…for this amazing birthday gift of an original, two-sided Gary Panter sketch featuring Pee-wee Herman and some of the Playhouse gang.

A Gary Panter...

...frickin' original. Whoa.

I am truly not worthy,

-Shady

Last month, my good friends Joe and Lisa gave me a small stack of vintage postcards for my birthday.

I’m going to post images of the fronts and backs of each postcard here, along with a transcription—or at least as accurate a transcription as I can come up with—of what’s written on each card.

Oh, and if anyone reading these posts has a different interpretation of what’s written, please feel free to post what you think they say in the comments section.

Until then, enjoy!

VINTAGE POSTARD #3

FRONT:

VINTAGE POSTCARD #3: FRONT

TICK, TOCK,
GOES THE CLOCK,
STARTING
ANOTHER YEAR,
MAY EACH NEW DAY
AS IT SPEEDS AWAY,
BRING GLADNESS
AND GOOD CHEER.

BACK:

VINTAGE POSTCARD #3: BACK

TO:

MRS. CHRISTINE WEST
3139 IRVING PARK BD.
CHICAGO
ILL.

HELLO THERE
I WISH YOU A
HAPPY NEW YEAR
HAROLD.

Before this one there was this one,

-Shady

Fuck this clown.

…from Pins Won’t Save the World (as designed by Sagmeister & Walsh).

Get your own stickers (and pins and shirts and prints and whatnot) here.

They won’t save the world… but at least they look cool,

-Shady