CHEF JOSEF’S OZARK MOUNTAIN TROUT AMANDINE
NEW YORK CITY RESTAURANT WEEK BEGINS TODAY
Osage Beach, MO.
CHEF JOSEF’S Ozark Mountain Trout Amandine is a specialty at the Resort. The trout comes fresh from nearby spring-fed streams. Tan-Tar-A’s cuisine is basically American with Continental and Polynesian dishes to add variety.
GREETINGS FROM MISSOURI
CAPTION CONTEST—I Am Bear
5/1/12 8:50 PM:
Thank you for your captions! First, here’s the description on the verso:
ALASKAN BROWN BEAR NATURAL HISTORY HABITAT GROUP—Kansas City Museum’s first large animal group. The giant male stands over 8-1/2’ tall and weighed approximately 1500 lbs. Specimens of world’s largest living carnivorous mammal. Includes gulls, weasel, and magpie in authentic foreground. Outstandingly beautiful background.
Bears collected by Arthur C. Popham, Jr.
Kansas City Museum
3218 Gladstone Blvd.
Kansas City, Mo.
The winner is xzargo for the caption:
“Hey….I can see Russia from here!”
Congratulations, xzargo! To claim your postcard prize, email me at email@example.com with your choice of postcard from the list below and your mailing address.
1) MAXIMUM of TWENTY (20) WORDS
2) One entry per person 3) Please enter your caption in the comments of this post 4) Submissions will be accepted until Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 8:00 PM EDT The author of my favorite caption will have their choice of one of these original vintage postcards (all previously published on BAD POSTCARDS):
HAPPY GOLDFISH FAMILY
Send this to FOCUS ON THE FAMILY.
Healthy, happy Goldfish
OZARK FISHERIES, Inc.
“Where Better Goldfish are Grown”
Display all varieties and watch your sales increase
There’s a rule printed on the postcard. You can measure your own fish.
Leather Coin Purse.
My grandmother had one of these. I don’t think she used it for very long.
THIS IS IT! The Famous ‘Squeezit’ Leather Coin Purse. ATTRACTIVE! EASY TO USE! FOR EVERY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY.
Squeezit it…and presto! It’s open. To close…release the squeeze. Everyone likes its quick convenience that leaves the right hand free to select coins, deposit fares, etc.
Manufactured by Oxenfeld Leathercraft Co., St. Louis, Missouri
THE JAKOVAC TAMBURICA
If, by some bizarre turn of events, I become a designer of sex toys, I have the name for my first product.
“Write for THE JAKOVAC TAMBURICA List of Record Releases for your next party. It’s Authentic. THE JACOVAC TAMBURICA Recording Artists of St. Louis.”
Missouri, that is.
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BIG HAIR DAY AT THE BUTT MUSEUM
To understand the butt part of my headline, see this post.
“A VISIT TO THE TOP
Gateway Arch—St. Louis
Visitors ride in five-passenger capsules on an 8-capsule transporter, one running in each leg of the arch. The transportation system is operated by the Bi-State Development Agency. A roomy observation platform enclosed at the top offers (32) windows for viewing a thirty-mile panorama of Missouri and Illinois on both sides of the Mississippi River.”
Exhibit Rotates Continually
It’s the Observation Platform of the Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri.
“A roomy observation platform at the top of the Gateway Arch offers 32 windows for viewing a thirty mile panorama of Missouri and Illinois.”
THE EASTER BUNNY
Among the factors that qualify a postcard for my “bad” collection is bad photography. Here’s an example.
This is an advertising postcard for a model agency in the Midwest. The product is the Bunny Costume.
Pathetic bunny, right?
Normally, we’d want a more professional photo. However, it’s obvious from the look on Bunny’s face that he’s tired of these modeling gigs. There’s a couple more years left on his contract, but why go to the trouble promoting him when he keeps showing up at shoots totally depressed.
No budget for studio shots. Just go outside with the Instamatic and snap a few.
That busy, cluttered background really draws attention away from Bunny.
The horse at the right looks like it’s barfing. (It appears to be a fountain.)
You can see the top of a man and woman above Bunny’s bent knee. The guy is wearing a tank top and it looks like it’s 30 degrees outside.
Actually, the Bunny looks like it has a really bad headache. See how he’s holding his head? He looks like he’s in pain or psychological distress.
“Oh, no! Another picture! I hate modeling!”
“Oh, no! I wish that horse would stop vomiting!”