Wednesday, July 15, 2015

WTF Wednesday: Trim Twist, $19 Bride, Rockstar Jesus

Bonjour, Wednesday! Bonjour, WTF!

Before there was youtube, people learned how to make things by reading books like the Family Creative Workshop 24 volume set. (1976) 

Things such as Candy Wreaths: 

candy wreaths

And Pulley Cable Glides:

pulley glide

Nothing says "Country" like cufflinks and a director's chair in a wheat field. 

mancini country

Trim Twist was a 1968 exercise fad where CEO's were expected to stand on a 1 foot square lazy Susan and twist. 

trim twist

This one unfortunately warped and no longer twisted. 

trim twist 3

But if it still worked, a boss and his secretary could twist all day to this kind of music:

Trim Twist

Hello clown on stilts holding a puppy in a matching hat.

stilts clown

This beautiful bride was 3 feet tall and nineteen dollars.  Priciest thing in the store - you can get a new couch at goodwill for less than that.

$19 bride

Last but not least, a couple of Jesuses.  Jesus's blond phase (1942).

blond jesus 1942

And a charcoal drawing of windblown rockstar Jesus. 

rockstar jesus

As with all wtf wednesdays, there are no answers, only questions leading to more questions. 

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Anonymous said...

Do you think there were any injuries with the Pulley Cable Glides? Probably not. That Henry Mancini could really put out the music but I'm with you....where does that image fit with Moon River?

Anonymous said...

I mean Henry Mancini grew up in Little Italy Cleveland. They had wheat fields and cufflinks?

Anonymous said...

Miss you guys...could have thrifted here had you stayed more than a minute.


skippy haha said...

@anonyDAD - they kids on the gliders do not look sturdy - i think they need to raise the cable a few feet. nothing like the space trolley. and i think they just put mancini in an overgrown field behind the studio. like "look! nature! very country!"