Vintage and slightly unsettling clip art gallery

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30 Responses to “Vintage and slightly unsettling clip art gallery”

  1. doug rogers says:

    Geeez… I have that booklet.

  2. big ryan says:

    soon to be seen on your local high school punk bands show flier

  3. CaptainPedge says:

    I LOVE the Sammy Davis Jr. carving a turkey! The mental expression on his face is priceless!

  4. StreetEight says:

    My new carving technique is unstoppable.

  5. Deidzoeb says:

    Do people still use those electric turkey carving knives, or were they like zeppelins of 1975-85 (in terms of a device being neglected and thought obsolete by unforgiving public)?

    • Stefan Jones says:

      Well, you can still buy them.

      I have never personally known anyone to use them.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      That’s a rather tender subject.

    • jackbird says:

       My father-in-law goes to town on the twice-a-year turkey for like 20 minutes before the platter comes out. 

      I have no idea what he could possibly be doing with it for that long – maybe he removes a little drywall first.

    • Culturedropout says:

       I hear they work great for sculpting urethane foam.

    • zarray says:

      They are fucking awesome for cutting that green thick Styrofoam. My parents barely used theirs because my dad has a compulsion to not use ‘expensive’ things because you might break them and they need to be saved. I do remember it makes a horrible noise when it hits bone.

    • retepslluerb says:

      I’ve used them on frozen goods, but I suppose they are somewhat useful for people with bad knifes.  (About  90% of the population, in my experience.)

    • Preston Sturges says:

      They make terrible throwing knives, although they can leave a bruise. 

      When they remade Psycho, they should have used one in the shower scene.

  6. Restless says:

    That top one his obviously Gustavo Fring hanging up the phone.

  7. Comrade7 says:

    Dang, Debbie Harry is throwing a swinging hi-fi party there! I want to go to there…

  8. SedanChair says:

    Those dancing white folks are like “yeah man, jazz man, get it! cut that turkey you crazy cat go”

  9. Teller says:

    Get your clip on.

  10. jsandin says:

    Well these are very good, but I have one featuring three small boys playing around a lockable refrigerator in a vacant lot.  And I don’t know what to do with it.

  11. electricdoodle says:

    This really takes me back. I started as a graphic artist creating line artwork for print journals. Unlike today the studio was a place of tape, ink, light boxes and the smell of erasers. Anyone else remember the torment of filling and cleaning rapiograph pens? My fingers were permanently stained with ink. LOL

  12. onepieceman says:

    why are these images unsettling? Am I missing something here?

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