Happy Friday!

(image via Mitch O’Connell)


Baby Name Guide: Civil War Edition

Little Galusha Pennypacker

Forget Madison, Mason, Olivia, Logan, and Jayden — for all of you expectant mothers and fathers pondering what to name to bequeath your little bundle of joy, here are some spot-on, Civil War-era suggestions from The Hairpin!


1. Cullen Andrews Battle

2. John “Old Wooden Head” Hood

3. Francis Asbury Shoup

4. Stand Watie

5. Gideon Johnson Pillow

6. Birkett Davenport Fry

7. Richard “Fighting Dick” Anderson

8. Leonidas “The Fighting Bishop” Polk

9. Charles “Savvy” Read

10. Daniel Ruggles

11. David Rumph Jones

12. Galusha Pennypacker

13. Wager Swayne

14. Edward Otho Cresap Ord

15. Ludwig Blenker

16. Amasa Cobb

17. Louis Trezevant Wigfall

18. Thomas Fentress Toon

19. Felix Kirk Zollicoffer

20. James “Sally” Archer

21. Cadwallader Colden Washburn

22. Samuel Kosciuszko Zook

23. Young Marshall Moody

24. John Seashoales Witcher

25. Amiel Weeks Whipple

26. Manning Force

27. Catharinus Buckingham

28. Absalom Baird

29. John Sappington Marmaduke

30. Bushrod Rust Johnson


(Daguerreotype via TVHistory)

Hersteria’s Holiday Gift Guide to the Rescue!


Yes, my dears, it’s that time of year when every gal pushes her muffler to her cheek and ponders what gifts to get loved ones. Don’t waste another moment on thinking — Hersteria is here to help!


For the newlywed couple, these prison jammies will remind them that they, too, will one day feel trapped in a loveless marriage!

For Mother, nothing beats a shiny new toaster! Now maybe she can make an edible piece of toast for once in her goddamn life.
(via MomGrind)


Oooh, and here’s a little something… special… for the man of the house!




Is your co-ed daughter still waiting for Mr. Right? Well, this practical record would be a great gift for young ladies who seem unable to catch a husband.

(via Say No to Crack)
Now, here’s a practical gift for Junior!

What do you get a bedwetter for Christmas? Apparently a neatly wrapped box of shame.

(via Bedazzled)



Happy holidays, everyone!

Lady Shot-Putters Need Not Apply

“The kind of men who make passes at athletic lasses and fall in love with lady shot-putters, weight-lifters, and broad-jumpers, are the kind of insecure men who, when you come right down to it, are not broad-jumpers themselves, and you can take that any way you like.”

–Women Confidential



How does that rhyme go again?

Boys don’t make passes at girls who run dashes — mostly because they prefer penises.

Gettin’ Hitched (via Awful Library Books)

Here’s a little somethin’-somethin’ to add to the Hersteria shopping list.

Gettin' Hitched When You Marry Duvall & Hill 1953 Submitter: I’m a ref librarian at a community college & I thought you might like to consider this book for your blog. It’s a GREAT one from 1953 called “When You Marry” & it’s really AWFUL!!! %-) We have a collection that we’ve been weeding for several years now & my boss always seems to find these great tomes – I think the worst one he found was called The Negro in the Meat Packing Industry – tha … Read More

via Awful Library Books