Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Way-Out Wednesday: 16 Tons


Welcome to this week's Way-Out Wednesday! Today's theme is inspired by a conversation with an old neighbor lady remembering "the good old days" of being a little girl, when times were tough (alot like now) and money was tight (alot like now) and her parents were out of work (alot like now) and they buried their money in old food cans in the backyard. (!) Many folks didn't believe in/trust the banks, so they buried their money in the ground or hid it around the house in unsuspecting places that potential robbers wouldn't find. The old "money in the mattress" trick we often see in movies or in old cartoons was tried-and-true. Cliche, but true. (Note to self: Buy shovel. Start digging.)

So today's theme is inspired by money. The lack of having it, the needing it most when you have the least, the saving every last penny of it for a rainy day. So today, I give you the vintage bank, Way-Out Wednesday style!

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This Vintage 60's Hobo Bank certainly represents the down and out in Beverly Hills everywhere. It would be funny if it wasn't so true. When you see the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and Rachel Ashwell riding in on their clashing-but-cutesy plaid and rose print horses, it's game over, man. Turns out, our worst nightmares will come to fruition: shabby chic will rule the universe.


Vintage 60's Devil Bank. I think he's after Rachel Ashwell.


Holy moses, this guy rules. This is what I would look like if I was a male ceramic decapitated bank from 1962. I know you've been wondering. Vintage 60's Cuss Bank.


...?...I have no idea...I mean, what the hell...?...If Bert from Sesame Street and Julia Roberts and a pear mated they would create this abomination? Vintage...Smiley Guy...?...Bank.

"16 Tons" by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

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