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Excerpts from the 1884 Japecake Catalog (Part I)

April 15, 2011

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  1. April 15, 2011 3:01 am

    .– . .-.. .-.. / -.. — -. . –..– / .— .- .–. . -.– .-.-.-

  2. April 15, 2011 8:08 am

    Amazing visuals on this; I love the look. Those would be great posters.

    • April 15, 2011 1:20 pm

      Thanks, but it’s really the Victorians who deserve the credit. They’re the ones who pioneered the vintage clip art CD-ROM.

  3. April 15, 2011 8:41 am

    “Prurient” is a good word to use at confession.

    • April 15, 2011 1:19 pm

      Ten Hail Marys, six Our Fathers, and three Japecakes. Go forth and sin no more.

  4. April 15, 2011 9:18 am

    Love that the mummies are sold by the pound. And around 3:00 today I could use some of that sass-cure. Do you charge extra for express shipping?

    • April 15, 2011 1:23 pm

      You haven’t lived till you’ve had a sass-cure margarita, especially when the rim of the glass has been dipped in powdered mummy.

  5. April 15, 2011 9:27 am

    Is the opium organic? What about the grain alcohol? I only want the best for my saucies.

    • April 15, 2011 1:29 pm

      The poppies came from Whole Foods, so no worries. Of course, that’s why you’re also paying three times more than you would for supermarket opium.

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    April 15, 2011 4:16 pm

    I was on a strict regimen of benadryl and Sass Cure Tonic as a waif. My mother assured me it was normal to sleep 22 hours each day! A fine product!!!

  7. April 15, 2011 6:46 pm

    She should’ve used Sass-Cure A.M.™

  8. April 17, 2011 9:02 am

    I’m thinking, if I had a fashionable table in Victorian Times, I would really impress by putting my mummy powder into salt and pepper shakers on the dinner table; yesterdays artisan salts and seasonings. I’m thinking mummified cat would be the trendiest accent, and I’d be a big hit and get follow-up invitations to the best houses in town. The dead, dried, shriveled up cat on the table would just zenith the effect. (even if I had to search alleys and under porches of abandoned buildings to find one)

    hhh..sigh. How I long for the ‘Good Old Days’…

    • April 18, 2011 7:05 pm

      You’re in luck. I believe Martha Stewart did an entire episode on this.

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