Tuesday, August 9, 2011

National Lampoon Magazine Coat Hanger

My mother loves to shop around in the housewares section at stores like Marshalls, HomeGoods, etc etc so it must be at one of those places that she picked up a tacky sailing-themed coat hanger/wall mountable coat rack.  

It was made of shitty, conveniently distressed wood planks that were painted and scratched to give them a salty "weathered" look.  The metal hooks are secured with old-timey looking rope. It was pretty bad. She gave it to me hoping I could spruce it up, but unfortunately, it turned into this:

The images are collected from a 1980s issue of National Lampoon Magazine. In case you are unfamiliar with the class-act that National Lampoon Magazine used to be, get an idea here: http://lampoon.rwinters.com/Lampoon1982.htm

I picked up a couple of old issues of NL Mag at a South Philly flea market down the street from my house:

The guy wanted 5 bucks for each one, which is kinda hefty in my opinion:

The banknotes and the yellow decorative paper are from my growing collection of Chinese joss paper from the local Asian supermarket:

Foxy ladies:

Anyways, point is my mom didn't want the coat hanger back.