YSaC, Vol. 421: The geezer period was after the French Prudential period.

2009 September 11

nice home decor


[1]very nice wall hanging $5.00
[2]bird house center piece $10.00
[3]very nice swag $6.00
all are homemade

Say, that is a very nice wall hanging. Is that cross-stitch or latchhook? Can I get the pattern for that at JoAnn Fabrics? I think my grandmother would like that on a pillow. It’s so hard these days to find good embroidery work of geezers making obscene gestures. I mean, back in the 20s it was all the rage to decorate your house in early grandpa-grabbing-his-junk! It was everywhere — wall hangings, tea cozies, antimacassars, you name it. For some reason that style just didn’t keep as well as we thought it would. They say if you wait long enough everything will come back into fashion, though, and this is proof!

Thanks to Mo for sending this one in!

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  1. 2009 September 11
    Colleen in MA permalink

    uh …
    um …
    I mean …
    ah …

    nice flowers!

    Adores: 8
    • 2009 September 13
      Lola permalink

      You took the words, such as they are, right out of my mouth.

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  2. 2009 September 11

    “Wall hanging” . . . is that what they’re calling it nowadays.

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    • 2009 September 11
      sarajean80 permalink

      I’m pretty sure something’s ‘hanging’ but it’s not a wall. It rhymes with wall…

      Adores: 5
    • 2009 September 11
      jackie31337 permalink

      There’s a joke in there somewhere about the wall hanging being hung, but I can’t quite make it….

      Adores: 4
      • 2009 September 11
        dissimilitude permalink

        Why, yes, I heard the wall hanging WAS well hung. 🙂

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      • 2009 September 17
        Drummer permalink

        or NOT hung, as the case may be.

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  3. 2009 September 11
    queensbee permalink

    antimacassars!! great. are there pro-macassars?

    Adores: 3
  4. 2009 September 11

    Bird house centerpiece? Wh…? I’m confused (as usual). Don’t they just need, like, some seed, a roof, and a perch? Have I been calling the wrong things bird houses all this time?

    Next thing you know, the little fuckers are going to want their very own French Prudential piss-soaked mini-couches.

    Adores: 14
    • 2009 September 11
      sarajean80 permalink

      If you look hard enough at the picture to the right, you can sort of make out what could be a birdhouse under all those fake magnolias. It’s a bit like one of those hidden-picture, ‘Where’s Waldo?’ sort of things.

      Adores: 3
      • 2009 September 11

        I *think* I see it. That’s messed up. How are the birds even supposed to get in?!

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        • 2009 September 11
          Mrphysic permalink

          Nah – the geezer is obviously the ‘bird house’ – he’s offering loads of places for the birds to perch, and they can peck at his nuts all day long. I just hope for his sake that no Woodpeckers turn up though (although having said that it looks like he’s turning his own wood pecker up)

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  5. 2009 September 11
    Sherri permalink

    Yeah, flowers. Like the flowers.

    (notlookingnotlookingnotlookingnotlooking)

    I had reason to look up “antimacassars” last week — I knew what they were, but not how the word evolved. Blame hair oil and Lord Byron.

    Adores: 4
    • 2009 September 11
      mudslicker permalink

      I blame Don Juan too…!

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      • 2009 September 15
        Sherri permalink

        Oh yeah, Don Juan should take the hit.

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  6. 2009 September 11
    o rly? permalink

    Personally, I want the dimensions of that wall hanging. It might be too small to really fill out the space over my mantelpiece. I really ought to message the seller to get more details.

    Also, I wonder if it has been printed on acid free paper? No use investing $5.00 on a “very nice” wall hanging if it’s just going to deteriorate over the years.

    Adores: 11
  7. 2009 September 11
    sarajean80 permalink

    This disturbs me on so many levels. I must now go remove my eyes with this rusty spoon I found.

    Adores: 10
  8. 2009 September 11

    See, if images still had to be captured and distributed via paint and brush, things like this wouldn’t happen–I don’t care how hi-freakin’-larious you think grandpa grabbing his junk might be, no one’s going to stand there contemplating the real thing for the hours it would take to commit it to canvas. Targeted technophobic revolution, anyone?

    Adores: 9
  9. 2009 September 11
    sfaye permalink

    Nerd that I am, I decided to look up alternate definitions of swag to find out if the poster was differentiating between item (1) wall-hanging and item (3) swag. I have to admit I was hoping for some slang definition along the lines of “horny old geezer, often seen making lewd gestures to unsuspecting women in coffee shops.” Alas, no such luck. It seems what the poster really meant was:

    [1]very nice wall hanging $5.00
    [2]bird house center piece $10.00
    [3]vintage husband

    The horny husband, you’ll notice, is priceless.

    Adores: 4
  10. 2009 September 11
    Ryan permalink

    Anyone consider the possibility that the poster selected the wrong picture for the wall hanging and just didn’t double check their post? That picture looks like its straight off 4chan and not actually mounted.

    On another note, I think this would be a perfect set for the next edition of “Which One of These Doesn’t Belong?” on Sesame Street.

    Adores: 6
    • 2009 September 11
      dissimilitude permalink

      Ryan, I think we all realize they aren’t actually trying to sell “Grandpa Grabs His Junk” and just uploaded the wrong photo. That’s….why they suck at craigslist, and why it’s funny.

      I…oh, hell. I’ve explained the funny, and it killed it. 🙁 Poor funny.

      Adores: 27
  11. 2009 September 11

    Damn, Dad! Stay off my computer when I’m posting to Craigslist!

    Adores: 23
    • 2009 September 11
      JcT permalink

      Dammit, sprayed my monitor and I wasn’t even drinking anything! You cut that out Monica!

      Adores: 1
  12. 2009 September 11

    Now there’s two things I can get my gram off CL: a frolicking nudist and feelin’ his friskies gramps.
    My Christmas list will be complete, as soon as I get my mom the auntie couch.

    Adores: 5
    • 2009 September 14
      DooeyD permalink

      Considering dear ol’ auntie was found dead on it, wouldn’t the “anti-auntie couch” be more appropriate?

      Adores: 2

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