Friday, May 20, 2005

Well, Alright

We've noticed lately that more and more people have been stoppin by the old eevil home page, so we thought we'd throw you a bone in case any of you had the chutzpah to visit more than once. We know it's crazy talk. And we are also pretty confident that NO ONE but us has ever read this blog. But whatever.

I think you'll ALL (ha, ha) be excited to hear that we will soon be making upgrades to our website so you can buy stuff online if you're so inclined. A few truly brave souls have been courageous enough to contact us regarding this issue, but we've yet to see one brave enough to send us a check through snail mail. So we'll get with the 21st century, even tho in many regards we prefer the 19th. Just be patient. We know it's for the greater good. You get good stuff, we get cold hard cash. And everybody's happy, right? Well, you'd better be. Cuz we sure hate dealing with the website. Always, hungry for new stuff and improvements, it's appetite is VORACIOUS...truly a BEAST. You see, we were going to throw you a bone, but it's too late now....the website must be fed....ARGHGURGLE, swallow....

Monday, May 02, 2005

Penny Dreadfuls AKA Vinegar Valentines

hey...we all know there is nothing completely new left under the sun...but to those of you who think some of our cards are ill-tempered, we would just like to say we are simply upholding tradition. Way back in th 1800s insulting cards had their place in the world and we intend to help them reclaim their rightful throne and due respect! Long live the Penny Dreadful!

Penny Dreadfuls also known as Vinegar Valentines

A new type of Valentine's Day Card that was not full of love and adoration appeared in 1858. They were known as Vinegar Valentine's or Penny Dreadfuls. They were exactly that, 1¢. For the most part they were made from very inexpensive paper and poorly printed.They were not beautiful, ornate or romantic, quite the opposite. The artwork was uncomplicated, the colors were simple and they were filled with verses of humorous and rhyming insults, insulting everyone and anyone, teachers, spinsters, friends and other lovelorn individuals. Most often they were sent anonymously to people who were not liked. To make it even worse, in the 1800's the receiver was the person who paid for the postage, so these poor individuals paid to be insulted! Even a few of the prominent printers such as Raphael Tuck began printing insult Valentine's. They were popular for years and were sent up until the mid 1900's.
A few Vinegar Valentine examples:
"A monkey in a jungle, Is looking for his face, That someone must have wished on you, And gave him yours in place."
"'You never have a steady job, You're always out of work; Your energy is all used up In finding ways to shirk."
"From girls of these fast modern days A little boldness we expect, And when within due bounds it's kept Not every one will object; But o'er all bounds you go so far With your loud ways and saucy face, We simply feel disgust and scorn To see such lack of womanly grace."

At long Last...

Alright, we know it' s been a long time since we've posted anything to this blog, but we've like, been doing stuff. Got all our goods on the shelves at the Arclight, and all you Los Angeles area movie-goers have been telling us you think that's great. Well, thanks. We're happy about it, too.

But now we're ready to conquer the nation. That's right. THE NATION. The US of A. America. Land of the free. Home of the brave. Oh beautiful for spacious.....Virgin Mega stores. That's right. Virgin Mega stores. As of today, we're shipping out our latest break-up cards and hook-up cards to stores in LA, New York, Chicago, Boston, New Orleans, Miami, Orlando and more. So if you ever liked us, all we've got to say is get off your a** and go buy some cards. And thanks very much.