This year many of you will be invited to holiday parties in which you will be required to bring a gift of questionable taste. Although terms vary from place to place, this is generally what’s known as a White Elephant Gift Exchange. A good friend of mine has participated in such an exchange with her siblings for many years, and each year they try to outdo each other by finding the most ridiculous, most ludicrous gift of them all. Perhaps you have been invited to such a get together? If so, do I have the Thrift Store Gore for you.
Need something to do on a rainy day? Here are some ideas, such as misogyny! In this completely un-PC book from the 1970s, ideas for occupying yourself on a rainy day include telling women to practice their make up (there’s always room for improvement, ladies!), requesting a law to prevent Americans from having more than two children, or yes, even encouraging males to learn to knit, of all things. So condescending it hurts.
If you are going to pray, pray only for the really important things in life.
Ellen Raskin, writer, illustrator, fashion designer, author of “The Westing Game”, is a fucking badass. She wrote a children’s book about a smoking donkey, and she kills him without flinching in the end. Your kids will love it!
Let people know exactly how white you are with this vintage Reno, Nevada foam trucker hat. Answer: really, really white.
How about a decorative plate commemorating the time that different school houses burned down? Some other schools are featured, too, but they aren’t as awesome. Several of the schools are named “Garland,” so this might be from Texas. But I don’t know. Do they have a lot of schoolhouse fires in Texas?
This book is less thrift store gore and more an entertaining read for cat lovers. This book mixes humorous “facts” about cats with comic-style illustrations. A really cute little book.
From the inside cover: “An illustrated space story told through Shahastra in four languages. This book is part of the Magical Rainbow Series of inspiring and educational journeys into secret worlds. Come with us on a magical adventure!” The illustrations are really quite beautiful, and this book is collectible. Still trying to figure out what the missing magical energy is. Is it weed? It’s weed, isn’t it?
Today’s the day the teddy bears’ picnic goes wrong. Horribly, horribly wrong.
Your home was in danger of being a bit too tasteful.
Those of you who’ve purchased from me before know that each order comes with a photo thank you card and these gifts are no exception. Just like last year, lucky buyers of Thrift Store Gore will get a photo of drunk Santa for your troubles. Someone’s been naughty this year! SPOILER ALERT: It’s Santa.