Making this week’s comic actually made me giggle and itch simultaneously. I had a run in with those blood sucking beasties as a kid. I felt like the dirtiest nastiest thing in the world. Oh, the shame and horror! Turns out half the school had it but that didn’t make me feel any better. Ah but it’s those fun times that squirm there way out of my subconscious and into my art, so it was worth the suffering and embarrassment. I thought I could find some really fun vintage lice shampoo ads to accompany the comic but unfortunately I didn’t find anything decent so let’s look at some random weird old photos instead.
Jim sent me this link to BuzzFeed’s 50 Unexplainable Black & White photos. A lot of them seem perfectly plausible albeit strange, others are obviously photoshopped. I still enjoyed them. Here’s a few examples:
Is this early evidence of ‘furries’? If so, I think they are actually less creepy nowadays.
Back in the day, a woman’s place was in the kitchen…or in the yard, hiding evidence of a bludgeoned husband.
I don’t see any deer around. I wonder what else he can shoot?
This one is obviously Krampus. Even though it’s explainable, it’s one of my favorites! I <3 Krampus!
I don’t care if this one is photoshop’d – it made me laugh.
Okay, you get the idea. It’s a fun list. I also found a tumblr site dedicated to weird black and white photographs called Black and WTF. This site seems to use non-manipulated images. I found a favorite right off the bat: