POTD: Tea Time for Tiger

Tea Time for Tiger
Wichita, Kansas
2011

I think it might be an interesting reality TV show (at least interesting relative to the other kinds of reality shows that are out there right now) to collect a bunch of miscellaneous items like these and give them to a group of interior decorators to see who does the best job of integrating the items into a modern household. Of course there would have to be a time limit on the process so we could watch them all become angst ridden at the last moment as to whether the tiger should go on the mantel or on the bathroom counter. Oh, what drama that would create.

POTD: Model Citizens #8

Model Citizens #8
Wichita, Kansas
2010

Somehow this young lady got left out when I was doing the series on model citizens. But it fits in pretty well here as it looks like she might have got that hat from the guy in yesterday’s post and also has that John Boehner tan that’s been all in the news lately.

POTD: Are We Not Men?

Are We Not Men?
Wichita, Kansas
2010

I was never a Devo fan, but I always found their outfits, and this album cover mildly entertaining.  They may indeed be men but neither this hat or the flower pot hats they were know for in the day project any kind of manly-man image; not that there is anything wrong with that.

POTD: Self-Portrait With Rothschild

Self-Portrait With Rothschild
Wichita, Kansas
2010

I’m not sure why I thought this was photo-worthy when I took it and I’m not sure why it is noteworthy now either; maybe it’s because I figured it was as close as I’ll get to being featured in a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition.

POTD: Ladies Love Outlaws #2

Ladies Love Outlaws #2
Wichita, Kansas
2010

Better hang onto your purse lady! Or, maybe he’s just stalking her because she’s sporting an eye-mask just like his.

POTD: Ladies Love Outlaws

Ladies Love Outlaws
Wichita, Kansas
2010

I just saw the Elvis Presley movie Jailhouse Rock on TV a couple of weeks ago. My favorite scene from the movie was when Vince Everett (Elvis) kisses Peggy Van Alden and she objects, saying “How dare you think such cheap tactics would work with me!” Vince replies “That ain’t tactics, honey. It’s just the beast in me.

Here’s a video of the title song from the movie. The original movie was in black and white and while I don’t generally like colorization, I found this video oddly more interesting in color.

POTD: Model Citizens #7

Model Citizens #7
Wichita, Kansas
2010

Way back when I used to occasionally play the original version of the Trivial Pursuit game. After playing the game for a while, one strategy I came up with for guessing when I didn’t know the answer to a question was to guess John Kennedy if it was a question about a man and Marilyn Monroe if the question was about a woman. That didn’t always work, but there were so many questions about those two in the game it certainly improved the odds. That same obsession with these icons of history carries over to antique stores too. (Recall John Kennedy in the background of Model Citizens #1).

POTD: Model Citizens #5

Model Citizens #5
Wichita, Kansas
2010

The mannequin population of this antique store was primarily female, making it a good place I suppose for a rugged outdoorsy guy like Mr. Sam here to get a date.