Smoke ‘Em if You Got ‘Em

vintage smoking dog
It’s Wednesday! And this can be filed under: Just Because.


Hersteria’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide!

Christmas booze bird

Hello, my darlings! Stuck for a last-minute gift? Last year’s Hersteria holiday gift guide saved many folks who found themselves in a present-buying pickle. This year I’ve found even more gifts that are bound to please even the crabbiest Scrooge on your list.


Lady Gifts

Want to piss off your friends and neighbors? Buy the lil’ lady a sun lamp!

For more of that pampered, “fresh from a bath house” feeling, consider the Vibrafinger “gum massager!


No hair? No problem! Even women with alopecia will enjoy bathing their scalp in hot air with this hairdryer.


Manly Gifts


Macho smells so manly that a phallic bottle was just obvious.


We know now much kicking your man does in a day. That’s why we endorse these slacks, featuring an EXCLUSIVE CROTCH GUSSET.


Gifts that Keep on Giving

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You’d think Bust Cream would be just for the ladies, but YOU WOULD BE WRONG. Bust Cream can be also used as Food, making it a great gift for any couple (or hungry person) on your shopping list.

akai tap player ad

Chick History recommended this Akai video recording system. And since it comes with an invitation from a Penthouse Pet to attend a video taping session with them (?!), it truly is the gift that keeps on giving.


(Images via Found in Mom’s Basement,  hongkiat.comThe Oddball Daily, Daily Dawdle, and Retronaut)

Halloween Costume Shopping with Hersteria!

Happy Halloween to my wonderful readers!

It’s that time once again! And what’s that? You’re stuck for a last-minute costume? Well, since last year’s crop of Hersteria Halloween costume suggestions were such a success, I’ve decided to bestow my help once again. Take a look at these fine ideas for a spook-tacular (yet modest!) outfit.

Vintage womens costume

Well, look at what we have here! Why, it’s (from left) a Sexy Disfigured Latin Fellow, a Sexy Goggle-Eyed Inn-Keeper, a Sexy Gertrude Stein, and that favorite among the children – Mystery Forest Ranger!

vintage woman costume

Who says you have to buy an expensive costume? Make this clever costume by wearing a stocking on your head, attaching felt circles to your cheeks, stuffing your bosom so it’s comically large, and finally adding a simple hat made of flowers and a large witch. Scary AND economical!
Vintage woman's costume

Here Gladys helpfully poses with the latest in Halloween fashion: on the left, a screaming cat shift; on the right, a pirate vest with, of course, a shoulder owl (as all pirates do). Both are worn over a hula skirt.

Vintage baghead costume

Be the life of the party as Baghead Billy Joel!

vintage rooster man costume

Of course, we would not omit the fellows in our costume party! Here, Wendell shows that he too can be the cock of the walk.

vintage phone costume

And finally, a delightful couples’ costume! I recommend the clever (but mildly uncomfortable) Sir Phoneface, accompanied by his lovely wife, Ma Bell.

Images via the Huffington Post, Vintage Vivant, Johnny Cupcakes, and Atypical Art.

Stranger Danger : The Good, The Bad, and the Squirrels

At one point or another, all children should be taught the difference between trustworthy and untrustworthy people. But how can you tell between the two? Well, Budget Raygun found this delightfully confusing pamphlet about good people vs. bad people vs…. bad animals.

Good vs Bad 1

It sure would be nice to paste in pictures of your real mother and daddy… if only daddy hadn’t gone out for smokes a year ago.

Good vs Bad 2

BAD people look suspiciously like mother and daddy. This will be something you will go into at length in about 20 years with your therapist.
Good vs Bad 3

Okay, sure. Sound advice, right? Children shouldn’t go off with strangers into sheds…

Good vs Bad 4

… and, um, strange squirrels. [Insert requisite nut joke here.]

Good vs Bad 5

As brought to you by the Harry J. Will Funeral Home! Goodnight, kids!

(Thanks to Anne H. for the tip!)