Subliminal messages inserted into Muzak may not work, but they've cranked them up at a couple of local stores in my area. I walk in the door and my head starts to buzz and my skin starts to crawl. Then again, maybe that's just my reaction to American consumer culture. -- Baron Earl
It really sucks that Memepool (www.memepool.com) had this
before us, but this link is so good that I have to put it
up anyway. Most pin-up art is a little creepy with its
overstated female sexpots dressed in various exhibitionist
getups, and whatnot, but in all of kitsch history nothing
really compares well to Art Frahm's bizarre series of
paintings known as, "Panties Falling Down."
Before there was Playboy and Penthouse, there was pin-up art, and before there
were weirdo fetish magazines wrapped in cellophane at your local porn store
(that sucks...I guess they're scared that you wont buy the magazine if you get
to look at it in the store) there was Art Frahm. If you find the idea of a
big-bosomed, nubile sweet thang's panties spontaneously falling down at the
most embarrassing moment possible--against all the laws of elastic and
nature--while blue collar perverts look on, then you may be titillated
yourself... I know I was!
Actually, what makes this link so exquisite is James Lileks' extremely
entertaining analysis of these weird paintings. Hell, his whole site is really
great, especially his "Institute of Cheer." So go look at the rest of his site
(www.lileks.com) too. He's the guy who did "The Gallery of Regrettable Food,"
which we had a link to earlier.