the only domestic instinct my parents have managed to pass on to me is the tendency to hoard multiple plastic bags in another plastic bags despite the fact that I will probably never need this many plastic bags in my adult life
My husband just found an ancient plastic bag full of other ancient plastic bags in my parents’ basement. I decided not to keep it as a relic.
ifiwereahoarder, made me think of you!
My mother gives me paper bags full of news-clippings, magazines, and coupons she’s saved just for me. I call them “starter packs.”
Hi there! Since I started doing this tolkienreadalong (and spending time in related tags) this seems like a good time to mention that I do most of my blogging at my sideblog everythingbutpitchforking. So if you’re here because fuckyeahhoarding liked or answered one of your posts, you might want to head over there.
For followers of Fuckyeahhoarding, sorry for never posting except by accident. I may eventually get back to this project. Or not.
Dragons: Mythological Hoarders
Dragons may not have much real use for all their wealth, but they know it to an ounce as a rule, especially after long possession; and Smaug was no exception… He stirred and stretched his neck to sniff. Then he missed the cup!
Thieves! Fire! Murder! Such a thing had not happened since he first came to the Mountain! His rage passes description - the sort of rage that is only seen when rich folk that have more than they can enjoy suddenly lose something that they have long had but have never before used or wanted.
~The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
(Image: A “Hobbit” Cross-Promotion that didn’t happen by Dr. Benway, from Something Awful’s Photoshop Phriday )
This is a cookbook I actually remember using as a kid- hence the stained front cover. The recipes in it employ mostly familiar tactics to make healthy food palatable to kids, like dressing it up in fun shapes (“Tuna Boat”) or disguising it in treats (that’s a whole-wheat brownie!). But then there are recipes like “Edible Liver” (SRSLY, that’s what it’s called) that defy explanation. Oh right- liver was considered a health food!
There is a lot more 80s kids’ food after the break!
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What did the designers think was appetizing about this cookbook cover? It can’t have been the psychedelic typography or the vaguely queasy swirl of poo browns in the background. They must have been relying on allure of the exotic “Orient.” This book promises that you’ll “create a garden of Oriental delights” and “The wok in your kitchen is your entree to a new world- the delicate, flavorful cuisine of the Orient.”
Method of Death - Extreme Eccentricity
The Collyer brothers, extreme cases of eccentric compulsive hoarders, were found dead in their home in New York in 1947. The younger brother, Langley, died by falling victim to a booby trap he had set up, causing a mountain of objects, books, and newspapers to fall on him crushing him to death. His blind brother, Homer, who had depended on Langley for care, died of starvation some days later. Their bodies were recovered after massive efforts in removing many tons of debris from their home.
It’s always good to know that it could be so much worse.
The First Thanksgiving- according to Ocean Spray
I went through a mouldering collection of cookbooks recently. I’m a connoisseur of terrible cookbooks of the past, and unfortunately very few cookbooks from my family’s collection reach the level of entrants in the Gallery of Regrettable Food. I thought this undated pamphlet was worth sharing, though, since it is seasonal and features regrettable culturally-insensitive art! This is what happens when you see American history through cranberry-tinted glasses.