224 posts tagged Archie McPhee
224 posts tagged Archie McPhee
All of us at Archie McPhee were so happy to see Weird Al Yankovic wearing our Amazing Hypno Glasses on the cover of The Seattle Times! Plus, his new album Mandatory Fun is amazing. Our only disappointment is that he has a song called Tacky and we aren’t mentioned.
(Photo of Weird Al by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)
Why yes, these are photos of President Obama shaking hands with someone wearing one of our Horse Head Masks. This awesomely surreal moment occurred on Tuesday night, July 8, 2014, as the President was greeting people along the streets of downtown Denver, CO. The first photo was taken by Jewel Samad and the second by New York Times photographer Doug Mills.
Of course, it didn’t take long for The Internets to react in hilarious fashion, which is how we arrive at the amazing third photo.
Visit BuzzFeed for additional images.
Screaming Pickle! - You love the Yodelling Pickle when you’re happy, but now there’s the Screaming Pickle for more stressful days. The perfect thing to keep on your desk at work or in your car to express your frustration for you. Lets everyone around you know to stay out of your way. Hear the scream by clicking here.
Boing Boing just unveiled the Happy Mutant Mobile, a fantastically modified 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon. That’s right, Boing Boing is hitting the road and they’re taking all sorts of wonderful weirdness with them.
The vehicle was modified by Theresa Contreras and her team at San Dimas, CA-based L&G Enterprises. The interior features a library containing all sorts of sensational reading materials provided by Fantagraphics Books and Last Gasp. The rear doors open to reveal an honest to goodness Cabinet of Curiosities. Archie McPhee was delighted to contribute a treasure trove of oddities and curiosities for this awesome feature.
The Happy Mutant Mobile is an awesome mobile library, wunderkammer, and blogging/video studio for on-the-road interviews. Bon voyage friends!
[via Boing Boing]
They’re going to compile a massive mosaic of self-portraits using selfies shot on April 22nd and posted to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+ and Flickr that include the hashtag #GlobalSelfie. Participants also need to include their location in their photo, so NASA has created a handy little sign you can print, fill out and use in your selfie (see second image).
Visit the #GlobalSelfie website for more details and a full-resolution version of the location ID sign, which they’ve made available in over a dozen languages.
Photo via Archie McPhee on Instagram
The first 500 people with a US address that want them can get this sweet set of three stickers mailed to them. One set person! We want to give them to you as a thank you for following.
Tuna Flavored Cat Floss - When somebody says you have cat breath, we all know what they mean. That decaying seafood smell is the result of the appalling level of cat dental hygiene in the world today. We at Archie McPhee are finally going to do something about it. This Tuna Scented Cat Dental Floss has a flavor cats love and will assist you in making sure that your Siamese stays sweet and your Ginger avoids gingivitis. Kitty cavities will be a thing of the past as soon as you start flossing your feline. Cats love it!
We had a blast at the first day of Emerald City Comic Con. We brought Mr. Bacon and Bigfoot for photo ops and we’re giving away FREE stickers. As you can see, even Spider-Man couldn’t resist taking a picture with Sasquatch.
Also, we couldn’t resist posting some of our favorite costumes. The Vision and Scarlet Witch are wearing the costumes we wish were in the next Avengers movie. But, our absolute favorite of the day is the Joker/Harley Quinn mashup with The Big Lebowski. Why so, like, serious, man?
This is one of the best books in the Archie McPhee Library. Mail-Order Mysteries: Real Stuff from Old Comic Book Ads! [Buy from Amazon] by Kirk Demarais. The premise is irresistible. He took the ads from comic books and matched them up with what you actually got if you ordered. All the products are varying degrees of disappointing, but the book is anything but.
Demarais’ commentary is clever and dead on, mixing misty nostalgia with sharp focus reality. As you can see from the page above, the “7 Feet Tall” ghost is actually a balloon with a plastic sheet (garbage bag). Reading the copy, he imagines a complicated voice-activated control system, but the control is merely a string. It is, as Demarais points out, deflating.
Whether you are looking to this book for inspiration or curiosity, you will be bowled over by the printing and beautiful layout. Plus, the cover and back cover glow in the dark! (It’s like some crazy dream!)