Sometimes, things are wrong. At one point they may have been alright, and are now considered wrong, or, they always have been and ever will be just plain wrong. Oft times, these wrong things are also funny.

With that in mind, this endeavour features two main strands: the "Shelf of Shame" (books) and the "Screen of Shame" (film) and smaller strands such as "Sound of Shame" (vinyl) and "Miscellany of Shame" (various) - each showcasing items from my personal collection of bibliographic and cinematic oddities and curios.

Deemed shame-worthy according to varying criteria of wrongness, these humourous, surprising, and occasionally instructive items are therefore posted here for your perusal, amusement and edification. Enjoy.

Porn Title of the Week:

Red-dick (Sept 1)
Blow-Jobs (Aug 25)
The Butt-ler (Aug 18)
You're Sexed (Aug 11)
Fuck-Ass 2 (Aug 4)
We're the Fillers (July 28)
Tur-blow (July 21)
The Who-To-Do-List (July 14)
Pacific Rim-Job (July 7)
Blown Ranger (June 30)
White House Going Down (June 23)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Shelf of Shame #25


Die Cut Advertisement Card. Bogue's Soap. Undated. 3.5" x 7.5".  Dog in pink ribbon w. bell to front. Chinese man in pigtails on rear.

They sure don't make ads like this anymore.  Elegant, artful, racist...

In case you can't read it clearly in the picture, the text accompanying the illustration of the Chinese man reads: "Lookee No boilee!! Washee Washee. Wellee Quickee!"

For me, the appeal of this relic of a bygone era is its incongruous coupling of beauty and stereotyping.  As an additional bonus, I learned that Chinese laundry jokes stretch back further than perhaps I had at first thought.  Buddy Hackett is suddenly not the innovator I thought him to be.

For Further Research:
An excellent summary can be found here.
Another tab of this same site has a nice slideshow of similar images.
Oh, and Buddy Hackett, just for fun.

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