Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Retro Tueday: World's Tackiest Postcards

Today's Retro Tuesday is brought to you by a weird book I bought AGES ago: The World's Tackiest Postcards. Published in 1987 by Klutz Press. It's a 80's Novelty book, you know the kind...

.I don't remember exactly where I bought it, but it was surely from a second hand book store. We had a great one in Montreal on St-Antoine av. near Old Montreal, it was called the Book Nook. It was a great od place, with squeaky wood floors and lots of dust and books and chairs. You could litterally spend a sunday afternoon just hanging out. It closed a couple of years ago.
 So this is a book of postcards that you can remove and mail your friends and family....Some are TOO much....

Does not look good to me....That one is from the Mariner's Restaurant Fishboil near Fort Bay Ohio. Their slogan? You will surely say, it is the BEST in Fort Bay! Well, Fort Bay people I feel for you! It looks so boiled!


What about this one? It's for Marathon's DINE/OUT cartons....It looks more like a TV diner to me...Oh Well!

This is one of my favorites! Poor guy he loks so not there! He is stuck in the ugly motel dimension....UGH!
Actually it is a post card for the Del-Ray Motel 2 miles wet of Indianapolis on Route 40. Bathrooms feature 'SaniKleen Protection'. Friendly People.

Night or Day-Stay Del-Ray!
Such a catchy tune!

Have a great Retro Tuesday! And be sure to visit my funny and retro friend Tracy @ Crazy Suburban Mom  


Ally said...

This is so funny! I love these post cards!


Maureen said...

That boiled dinner looks so grosse! Eww!

Mick said...

Haha now your making me worry abotu our Casablanca Postcards!

Mimi said...

What in the world is on that tray?? Now I don't feel so bad about my revolting retro WW recipes! YUCK!

Serendipity Handmade said...

Those are great! Isn't it typical how the family is eating in front of the TV? Ah, the breakdown of polite communication began in the 50s. (LOL)

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

"Looks good..."

Wow! What an awesome postcard. Who on earth ever thought that looked good?!

And I'm going to be extra careful when I go to a motel now, just to check that there's not a random bloke standing in my room. Standing. Staring.

That last postcard is kind of freaky! :)

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

OHHHHHHHHH NOOOOOOOOO! You made me laugh and I love these to pieces. Seriously each was better than the last one and the last one was HE-STERICAL!

Best post ever!

Prissila said...

Just found the exact same postcards in a batch I got an auction. Funny thing is my family stayed in a motel room just like that back in the 50's - too funny!