Monday, August 30, 2010

Steam Punk Ray Guns -- and "Carnal Curiosities"

Lady Clankington's Cabinet of Carnal Curiosities, what promised to be a very excellent place to visit. Who can resist ray guns and erotic steam punk all in one place? [Sigh; warning for the prudish kind: it's an adult site. Don't go there if that kind of thing bothers you.]

Lady Clankington, heiress and adventuress, is quite well-known for her appetite for the new and unique. Indeed, she was once the subject of quite a stir, for gentlemen known to be in her employ had been disappearing without a trace and horrors of the most frightening sort were left to the imagination. Upon later investigation, it was discovered that these individuals weren't even men at all!
And. . .
Lady Clankington is a woman of many varied proclivities.  Her lust for life is so insatiable, in fact, that mere mortals can never hope to keep up with it.  In order to avoid injuring her traveling companions, Lady C commissions the mad Dr. Visbaun to construct infernal devices to appease her appetite...for adventure. 

Unfortunately, Lady Clankington exhausts each of his inventions at an alarming rate and must commission from him a new product every now and again, in order to remain satisfied. 

Thanks to Boing Boing for the link.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Today's Best Line in a TV Series

"I'm a faery?! How fucking lame!" ~ Sookie Stackhouse, True Blood

Friday, August 6, 2010

A Man Called Spade

Listed on my etsy shop, vintage paperback, Dashiell Hammett's A Man Called Spade, 1944, map back.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Bodice Rippers, Art Cards and Esoterica on Etsy

I'm still setting up my Etsy shop "Jellyfish Sky"  but there are about fifteen books listed so far, as well as a few art cards. If you're a fan of gothic, pulp detective fiction, bodice rippers, vintage books including vintage books on metaphysics, UFOs and esoterica, visit my shop. Also visit other WOE contributors shops: Lesley and Richelle also have shops on Etsy where they sell handmade beaded jewelry.

My user name on Etsy is Venusian23 and you can find me here at Jellyfish Sky,
Richelle is here, and Lesley, here.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Spry, the Flavor Saver

I found this clipping inside an old cookbook I had bought awhile ago at the Goodwill. It's for "Spry" shortening, with a recipe for Pineapple Cream Pie.I love the "...sure make a hit with my husband!" blurb.
For more about Spry's history, with some great pics, visit the Curly Wurly blog which I found while Googling "Spry." She's scanned several images from the Spry cookbook.

On the back of the clipping are grocery ads for Citizen's Market, with prices like "assorted meat loaves" for .17¢ a pound, Beef roast for .13¢ a pound, "home made cheese" at .15¢ and roses, for .99¢ a dozen!