For the next 3 weeks, there's gonna be a twist on our usual Way-Out Wednesday theme! It's called Holiday Horrors: Valentine's Day Edition, where we still show off, run away from, make fun of, get nauseous from, get scared of or just plain old adore a strange and unusual vintage item. Only with a Valentine's Day theme which is, if you ask me, pretty scary enough to begin with. (As is using a 1980's Bon Jovi song in your blog post title.)
Vintage Valentine's Day cards from the 1940's and 50's are one of my most favorite things. Not for their lovely-dovey, sugar sweet "I-can't-live-without-you" sentiment (ptooey) but for their psychotic, obsessive, and deeply disturbing "I-can't-live-without-you" kind of crazy. So to kick off today's theme, I present to you this Vintage 40's Moving Eyes & Tongue Valentine Card, available on Etsy from seller Orbiting Debris:
I had to read the listing before I "got" that the blob with 6 eyes is actually a potato. A potato man, sorry. A potato man who's one obsession-driven step away from installing hidden video cameras in your house, cutting his hair to match yours and boiling your pet bunny. Ain't love grand.