GARGANTUA THE GREAT
Life size bust of the great gorilla made from a death mask by Dr. H. Chester Hoyt, Curator, CIRCUS HALL OF FAME, Sarasota, Florida.
I’m sure the real Gargantua was much more handsome and didn’t wear as much lipstick.
THIS BELONGS IN A MUSEUM
Today is INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY. Please visit the Tumblr THIS BELONGS IN A MUSEUM. It features many unique, quirky museums from around the world with interesting commentary by the blogger. You’ll be learning about most of these exhibits for the first time.
Today is INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY
On BAD POSTCARDS the museum is likely to be wax. Wax museum postcards are the baddest! Here’s one of my favorites.
LOUIS PASTEUR (1822-1895)
French chemist and bacteriologist, born Dec. 27, 1822. Won his “Bachelier es Lettres” at Royal College of Bessacon, 1840. Pioneered in fermentation research. Developed the first vaccination to control chicken cholera and anthrax. His greatest gift to mankind is the treatment for hydrophobia. On July 6, 1885 after prolonged experiments he inoculated a child who had been badly bitten by an infected dog and the experiment was a success. AN EXHIBIT AT POTTERS WAX MUSEUM, ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA.
CAPTION CONTEST—Easy Home Renovations
5/2/11 7:35 PM:
Thank you for your submissions, caption writers!
First, the postcard description:
A model-maker adds final touches to one of the large dioramas of early Brandywine industry located in the Hagley Museum, near Wilmington, Delaware. This exhibit shows E.I. du Pont’s black powder manufactory in 1806, four years after its establishment.
The winning caption was submitted by Marty Oppenheim:
”Finished with my analysis of the shrinking real estate market”
Congratulations, Marty Oppenheim! To claim your postcard prize, email me at email@example.com with your choice of postcard from the list below and your mailing address.
The RULES: 1) MAXIMUM of FIFTEEN (15) WORDS
2) One entry per person
3) Please enter your caption in the comments of this post
4) Submissions will be accepted until Sunday, May 1 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):
HAVE FUN and GOOD LUCK!
CAPTION CONTEST—American Patriots
2/24/11 6:45 PM:
Thank you for playing!
This postcard was from THE LONDON WAX MUSEUM on St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.
The Winner: RaiselM
Benjamin Franklin: “Tom suggests we order the mutton.”
John Adams: “Ugh. Tom and Ben are so freakin pretentious. I want quail.”
Congratulations, RaiselM! To claim your postcard prize, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your choice of postcard from the list below and your mailing address.
In anticipation of George Washington’s Birthday on Tuesday, I present a caption challenge with this postcard from the Wax Museum division of BAD POSTCARDS. For this contest, answer these two questions: 1) What is Benjamin Franklin (seated right) saying to George Washington (seated left)? 2) What is John Adams (standing left) thinking? Take a good look at the expressions the wax artist has given these founding fathers before you answer. (Tall Tom Jefferson just looks dumbfounded.) The usual RULES:
1) MAXIMUM of TWENTY (20) WORDS TOTAL for the two answers (NOT 20 words each answer).
2) One caption per customer. 3) Please enter your caption in the comments of this post. 4) I will accept submissions until George’s Birthday on Tuesday, February 22 at 4:00 PM, EST. The author of my favorite caption will have their choice of one of these original vintage postcards (all previously published on BAD POSTCARDS):
HAVE FUN and GOOD LUCK!
CAPTION CONTEST—Hello, Earth?
1/20/11 10:31 PM:
Thank you for playing, everyone!
The Winner — Heather
The Caption — ”Hello Earth, this is the sun. I’m not coming out today.”
Congratulations, Heather! 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 TWELVE (12) WORDS.
2) One caption per customer. 3) Please enter your caption in the comments of this post. 4) I will accept submissions until Thursday, January 20, 4:00 PM, EST. The author of my favorite caption will have their choice of one of these original vintage postcards (all previously published on BAD POSTCARDS):
3) The postcard of this contest
HAVE FUN and GOOD LUCK!
Alaska was admitted to the union 52 years ago today.
Shown here is Florence Crawford of the CRAWFORD’S MUSEUM in Breezewood, Pennsylvania. She’s in Alaska in this photo and just killed a DAHL SHEEP, presumably to get taxidermied and hung as another trophy in the museum. It appears that she already severed the head or else this sheep has a tiny body.
It looks like it’s no longer a museum—only a GIFT SHOP.
Sorry Alaska. This is the only postcard I have of you right now.
Allusions to Sarah Palin may be submitted as an answer below.
TEN BADDEST BAD POSTCARDS of 2010—#3
Your BAD POSTCARDS Blogger Reblogs Ten of his Favorite Postcards of the Year
CAIN and ABEL. Bible History Museum, 5th and K Streets, N.W., Washington D.C.
Wax museum postcards are great! I blogged several. You will see more in 2011.
What cracked me up when I first saw this:
a) the bad body hair work
b) the lamb and his expression
c) the fashionable swim wrap of faux leopard, fresh from the bolt.
Click HERE to view the original post.
I USED BRAND X
Today is the 20th anniversary of the passage of ”The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.”
Pictured on the postcard is “Esther,” a cliff dwelling Anasazi girl who lived 1,700 years ago in southwestern Colorado. Her mummified body was a popular attraction at the Mesa Verde Museum National Park beginning in 1939. The NAGPRA legislation required museums to notify appropriate tribes of their holdings of Native American sacred cultural objects and human remains. These items could then be reclaimed by the tribes. Esther was removed from public display before NAGPRA passage. I do not know where she currently rests.
How do we help motoring tourists digest spooky stuff like this? Turn it into a cheap joke on a BAD POSTCARD.
PRESIDENT JOHNSON DEFEATS GOLDWATER
November 3, 1964
This wax representation looks more like the Lyndon & Barry Variety Hour.
”AMERICAN HERITAGE WAX MUSEUM
ELECTION EVE—1964—President Lyndon Johnson and Senator Barry Goldwater, created thru the wax magic of Josephine Tussaud of London.”
“Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde…famed storyteller, Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous character is ingenuously displayed in the Chamber of Horrors at TUSSAUD’S LONDON WAX MUSEUM, St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.”
It really does state “ingenuously displayed” on the card. I’m sure they meant ”ingeniously displayed”??? Anything to make a bad postcard even badder is just fine with me!
COLUMBUS DISCOVERS THE NATIONAL HISTORICAL WAX MUSEUM IN WASHINGTON D.C.
WALK RIGHT THROUGH MY HEART
In honor or World Heart Day (September 26)
“SCIENCE MUSEUM OF THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE: Philadelphia, Penna. Visitors may walk through this giant heart to see how blood is pumped through the body.”