The odd, the bad and the silly – charity shop book finds

Ok, so I’ve found quite a few great books in charity shops, but there’s often a hidden gem which you truly can’t believe was written. Here are some of those…

Not only is this a biography of Noel Edmunds, it’s an unauthorised biography. This person loved him so much they didn’t even need his permission to start writing. I wonder if he knows… madeleine-swann-weird-books-1

I can’t wait to tuck into this masterpiece, tasty. madeleine-swann-weird-books

This is really quite a niche market. I suppose it’s the flip side of women with underwear and beach accessories. madeleine-swann-weird-books-4

This book may well be quite entertaining in a daft way. It’s certainly nice to see coverage of that dark time in history. madeleine-swann-weird-books2

Was Dickens a known alcoholic? Who are Titch and Quackers and why do they want my soul? IMAG1389

Harmless enough and probably amusing, this jolly hockey sticks book beside the sleazy looking draughts game amused me. madeleine-swann-odd-books

This story deserves a mention, it was hidden in the sleeve of a Van Morrison record. I wasn’t the one looking inside, I promise. madeleine-swann-weird-books-5

Selling Shame: 40 outrageous vintage ads any woman would find offensive

This post I stumbled across contains a couple of my favourite things, vintage things and amusing attitudes. However, how much have things really changed, and were men equally targeted for advertising abuse? These are things I wish to know, and maybe someday will learn.

Have a read and stumble upon such delights as this warning about what might happen if you don’t wash… down there: offending_lysol1

As an added treat here’s a humorously sexist coffee advert from the early sixties:

Jenny Lawson’s wonderful and terrible taxidermy discoveries

Have a look at this post by blogger and writer Jenny Lawson on the taxidermy shop she discovered today. I chuckled so much I think my mind dribbled, especially at the fez wearing weasel below.

Visit her site for more hilarity, and while you’re at it buy her book, it’s very funny.taxidermy-jenny-lawson-madeleine-swann

21 Vintage Postcards of Krampus That Will Haunt Your Dreams

Apparently in some European countries Krampus is the dark side of Santa, and follows him around doling out payback to all the children who’ve been naughty. Have a look at the blog post and show your children whenever they misbehave and you’re rich enough to pay for therapy sessions once they get older.