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Mmmmm…nope. No idea. But he and an hundred-fifty of his friends can be yours, p’raps, for the modest sum of £150.

I get at least one mailing a day for an upcoming auction. This one is from Fraser’s Autographs and there are some interesting things in the catalogue. Not just plain autographs, but sketches and photographs. Worth a browse.

Because this one is being handled online by The Saleroom, you — yes, even you! — can sign up, give them a credit card and bid in the auction, either ahead of time or in real time on the day, though I don’t know if I’d trust a webcam across the Atlantic for anything involving money. And because these are little things, you could probably get them to put your items in an envelope and stick them in the mail.

Don’t ask me about the time I was the winning bid for a lovely…a big, lovely mahogany chest in Shropshire.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 12, 2013, 10:06 pm

On the topic of digital actors, have a look at this short Vimeo demonstration of a lighting system for 3D models. Watch it for the high quality body models (somewhat NSFW due to nipplage).

Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: September 12, 2013, 10:44 pm

And bulgage. *pokes an eye out looking to close*

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 12, 2013, 11:18 pm

I kept waiting for the invisible hand to pick them up and bounce them around like Barbie dolls.

Here’s a strange one I ran across: The World of Hillary Clinton. It’s a fansite. Reading it, I had a suspicion it was written by a non-native English speaker. Sure enough, the domain is registered to a Kraut.


Comment from MikeW
Time: September 13, 2013, 12:06 am

Long time ago on another message board, I think it was TWOP, someone used an awesome phrase to describe something, calling it a Haberdashery of Asshattery.

The pic above just brought that to mind because that there just might be one of the original Asshats. Back in the day when things were far more literal than they are now.

Comment from Nina
Time: September 13, 2013, 12:51 am

I am unaccountably charmed by those photos and if I had £150 just sitting around unused, I’d bid on them. 🙂

Comment from mojo
Time: September 13, 2013, 1:05 am

The Case of the Shropshire Desk, for which the world is not yet prepared…

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: September 13, 2013, 1:34 am

The man in the picture is a stone, cold killer! Unless I’m mistaken, he has festooned himself with the remains of pheasant, fox, and boar. He looks like he’s wearing some leather goods, and I imagine they’re tanned Bambi hide.

But nevertheless I like and admire that guy.

Comment from The Kraut aka The World of Hillary Clinton
Time: September 13, 2013, 8:39 am

@S. Weasel – Thanks for mentioning my page on your site!! Have a great weekend 😉

The Kraut (friends call me Christian)

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 13, 2013, 11:54 am

Hello, Christian. It’s always a pleasant surprise when someone follows a link upstream.

It always strikes me, Nina, how stupidly rich people spend their money. Really, honestly, most of the things I want don’t cost that much and are impossibly cool, I just don’t have enough financial slack to swing them.

I mean, who wouldn’t want to own Mister Hat there?

Comment from Poindexter
Time: September 13, 2013, 1:32 pm

Just posted that photo on Facebook with the comment, “Some people wonder what became of me during the year between my marriages….” Also included a link to here.

Comment from dissent555
Time: September 13, 2013, 2:33 pm

There, ya see! Now who wouldn’t get noticed in that chapeau?

Such a darn shame that men don’t wear hats anymore.

Comment from MikeW
Time: September 13, 2013, 2:35 pm

Hey Swease, your next mission, should you decide to accept it…

I saw the pic mentioned last night on the news. Rocket frog was just a dot on the TV, the original photo is awesome.

Comment from scottthebadger
Time: September 13, 2013, 3:57 pm

Does anyone know why that man has a marmot hanging from his hat?

Comment from Veeshir
Time: September 13, 2013, 8:09 pm

Cuz it was the style at the time Mr badger.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: September 13, 2013, 8:51 pm

Oh, how would I like to walk through the City of London dressed like that 🙂

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: September 15, 2013, 5:00 pm

“Hey baby, want to see my tushes?”

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