Past Imperfect

Past Imperfect – #267

When Melba returned from the kitchen, she knew instantly that her guests had already sampled the rum cake…


Originally posted in “Crusty Pie” on 07/02/15 and “Bonnywood Manor” on 04/21/16. No changes made. Trivia: When I pulled this up in Google’s photo search, normally a reliable research tool, I got this response: “Best guess for this image: unexplainable photos from the past”. You think?


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  1. Those guys kneeling look like the man in costume from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. This photo wins the award for weirdest image you’ve ever posted. 🙂

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  2. My very first thought, upon viewing the photo, was WTF? A teensy weensy ‘woman’ on the left (from my perspective), and a giantess beside her. Then what’s with those beings with the very realistic masks on? Given the ballet slippers on the giant woman, maybe it’s an early photo of an interpretative dance company? Or one of those societies (only spoken of in hushed tones and with very few select people) where playing dress up as animals is a form of fore-play? No actual experience with that last thing mind you. But I have watched a LOT of CSI (the original one with all the hunky actors)..

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    • Oh, very interesting that you mention hunkiness and the original CSI. Have you happened to review “Manhunter” (1986), starring a much younger William Petersen? He normally wouldn’t be my type, but there is just some naughty charisma with him in that film. Mmm hmm.


  3. I didn’t think of this until after I hit the “send” button, so today you get TWO comments for the price of a post….maybe that large woman is doing some version of chiropractic shenanigans with that guy in the cat head mask? Why else would one lie on the floor and let Gigantia, the world’s largest woman (in terms of build, she certainly ain’t the FATTEST woman I’ve ever seen) walk all over them? Unless the duo is married of course, then it makes perfect sense.

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    • Well, I think that the whole foundation behind this photo is the fact that most now-regulated drugs were freely available in the carefree days before that whole Prohibition mess made some folks think “say, maybe we might need to take a closer look at mind-altering substances that one can easily purchase at Piggly Wiggly…”


  4. Kinda makes you want to re-examine your own photos, doesn’t it? Like the one of you wearing a sombrero and not much else, while the guy in the gorilla suit played the ukulele and Sting was playing a lute?
    Damn, Brian! How could you let yourself get in a picture with Sting?! Burn it now man, before it gets used for some nefarious purpose!

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  5. This photo is so weird and unpleasant. Dressing up in odd clothes/costumes and having a photo taken was a pastime post WWI, but from all the pictures I’ve seen, none of them were this off-putting. Please share where you found this.

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    • I honestly don’t know where I found it, as it’s been in my absurd photo archives since at least 2015. I have thousands of these odd snaps, because I have a fetish for scouring the Internet for the obscure. I generally try to take notes, but this one slipped through the cracks, in a number of ways…

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