Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Stinky Dinky


Fancy a fag, fella?


The Beauregarde sisters were many things, precocious was one of them.


They called him "Old Yella". (Because that was the colour of his teeth.)


[All pics via Shorpy.]

7 comments:

thombeau said...

OMG, just a few hours ago I was downtown, waiting for the bus, and amongst the teenagers clustered nearby was a kid, coudln't have been more than nine years old, smoking a cig! Plus, he (or she) had this ridiculous hat and sunglasses on. It was like a disguise. Or a clown. Or someone from Gummo.

The Other Andrew said...

Freaky! No smoking dogs?

(Maybe they were all inside playing poker?)

Michael said...

There's a show here that I'm loving right now, Mad Men, mostly because of it's searingly perfect mid-century offices and homes, but also because these people smoke and drink their heads off. The pregnant lady smoking and sipping wine. The perfect mother pulling her tot out of the tub, ciggie hanging from her mouth. These people are CONSTANTLY lighting up. It's a scream. It doesn't hurt that the show is also good and there's Jon Hamm.

http://www.amctv.com/originals/madmen/

Michael said...

OK, I meant "its," not "it's."

The Other Andrew said...

It's important to watch those apostrophes, right?! :)

I don't know who Jon Hamm is, but I'm happy for him. Remember the Smoking Man from X Files? The irony was that he was a reformed smoker in real life, so he was puffing on non-nicotine herbal ciggies the whole time.

Michael said...

OMG, herbal cigarettes take me back.

To Indigo Girls concerts.

You would enjoy this show, Andrew. It's mostly set in a 50s New York advertising office and the decor is TO DIE. They really play with how things were SO different NOT SO very long ago, with smoking, drinking, racism, women's rights, anti-Semitism, guns. And there is a vaguely swishy guy (played by a gay actor) working at the ad agency. I'm hoping they dig into his story at some point.

The Other Andrew said...

OMG, herbal cigarettes take me back.

To Indigo Girls concerts.


You're a lesbian. I'm just sayin'.

The tv show sounds good. I love mid-century design, and throw in some swish and I'm there!