21 April 2005

The best bandages ever

I can't even imagine the thought process someone had to go through to come up with these. Heh!!

(Emailed by Tim V.)


Anonymous Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

Archie McPhee's is the best place on earth. If you ever make it up to Seattle, you _must_ go. Bringing an extra, empty suitcase with you is also advised. I tend to go there every few months and spend way too much money. Especially now that they've split off into two (next-door-to-each-other) stores, one for novelties, and one for Housewares. They are just loaded with the neatest stuff on Earth.

That said, they've got a thing for meat, bacon especially. Which is awesome and understandable, since Bacon is one of the Kings Of Food. Also, Steak, which they also have as a recurring theme.

11:09 AM, April 21, 2005  
Blogger Lee H. said...

I've been getting Archie McPhee catalogs in the mail for over ten years now... you can spot stuff from there all over our house. :D (And even in our camper!)

Yeah, if I ever get to Seattle, I fully intend to make a pilgrimage to the store itself.

5:55 PM, April 21, 2005  
Blogger CatsFive said...

That's the West Coast for you. They're nuts. I love them. East Coast'ies are SOO all about the Benjamins. Bah.

9:52 PM, April 21, 2005  
Blogger Lee H. said...

Archie McPhee is giving stuff away?? Why wasn't I informed?!?

10:04 PM, April 21, 2005  
Blogger Lee H. said...

This is a very cool article about the guy who founded Archie McPhee's... I haven't read far enough to find out where the name comes from, though. :)

10:11 PM, April 21, 2005  
Blogger CatsFive said...

Good article! It makes me sad that I run with a crowd that appreciates this, while nearly everyone else I know couldn't care less. For instance, I went to a lot of trouble to locate one of these for my niece, and he wouldn't even use it! Imagine! The nerve...

10:15 PM, April 21, 2005  
Blogger Lee H. said...

Your niece is a he???

Damn, this thread is getting VERY confusing...

10:19 PM, April 21, 2005  
Anonymous Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

I either have or used to have a hard-copy of that article... actually, I think I've got one at work, too. Still, though, as awesome as the website is, it cannot compare to the actual store. They've got so much random and awesome stuff. I got a Elvis-Meets-Nixon snowglobe that I (sadly) gave away. They also have hand molds for rubber gloves. It's awesome.

Also, if you haven't seen these, here are some of their commercials, which do/have indeed aired on Seattle TV. Unfortunately, I don't think they have any of the pre-More ones (though, maybe that's "Tour"?), because one ended with a hick-Ronnie-Dobbs-Type coming in and going "Y'all gots any WHISKEY!?!?" and the McPhee staff shouts "NEXT DOOR!", since they used to be next door to a liquor store (which they bought out and converted to More Archie's, so the ad doesn't air/make sense anymore).

1:20 AM, April 22, 2005  
Blogger Lee H. said...

Hah! The TV ads are cool. :D I loved the "Mysterioso" one especially.

8:31 PM, April 22, 2005  
Blogger CatsFive said...

I sent this link to my brother for my niece. He wrote back that he was already too worried about his baby and his dogs getting along. He doesn't want to "label" his daughter as "food" (after all, he feeds the dogs those "It's bacon!!!" beggin' strips, which on second thought, makes this a pretty logical concern).

3:38 PM, April 25, 2005  

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