Sunday, November 29, 2009

I'm not deep.

Honestly I have learned more about Mr Karloff this past week (a fair amount) than I'd ever learned in all my life (not alot). Its been fun stalking all ya'lls blogs and joining some too. What does that mean anyway, join a blog? I ain't plannin' on doing nuthin. Sho ain't planning on working!! Anyways, I really feel like a cheese saying this, but I've become even more of an admirer of old Willie Pratt's since this week started. I obviously am not a professional, an expert, a long time nutjob of a fan (I say this with utmost respect) or a scholar as some of ya'll are who are part of this blogothon. Its been wild man. Don't look at me! I just came here to run. And run I did. I ran while watching Boris. I ran many times thinking about Boris. And I ran in honor of Boris (and homeless people) by sneaking into the Boulevard Bolt with my little sis this year which is her yearly tradition. (So what! Some families run together for charity on the morning of Thanksgiving every year, and other families sneak into charity runs the morning of Thanksgiving every year. To each his own, I say.)

Like I said...a cool drink of water this one.

Seriously ladies! Its like he was Sean Connery before Sean Connery was even Sean Connery.

This kind of sex appeal just isn't even fair.

The thing I hadn't previously known about him was something any airhead such as myself could find by just traipsing through his wikipedia entry, about how he took the name Boris Karloff to avoid bringing shame or embarrassment upon his family. I guess thats one way to look at it, but what if he just wanted a fresh start? Maybe the name Pratt just wasn't doing it for him. Its not like he just picked some other generically white name. Boris Karloff? Really, William? So sure, its noble to say that you want to protect or buffer your family from any public disgrace or shame you might bring upon them by being connected to (shiver in disgust), but I think its just that he wanted to be Boris Karloff. So he just did. He really, really did. And it was definitely not shameful and it was 100% undead sexy.

Go Bo!

The guy was born in 1887.
Again, just plain

More to come on blog stalking, changing your identity, and bringing shame and disgrace upon your family. Thanks for "joining"!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Karloff's urbane mummy and undead style on the "silent" screen

I just wanted to post somethin' about Boris Karloff's incredibly stylish manner in the Mummy. I'm awful, I wanted to finish it earlier but I got tied up.

Oh gosh, I couldn't help that. Super sorry, all. For the cheesy pun and the tardy blog entry. I'm diggin myself a hole here....Back to Boris!!! What a dreamboat....

I believe this is called a tall drink of water.

So....I loved Boris Karloff's transformation after he makes his break from the crypt. What a babe!! So what if his skin looked like he had 12 mud masks just one on top of the other. Black kohl lined eyes, AND brows? Oh hell naw! And the harem pants & tunic getup? Insane.
I wanted to post some things to my Etsy shop and feature them here in honor of Boris Karloff's gender-bending, undead glam-mummy fashion metamorphosis. I will have to get it posted to the shop later, but for now you can just enjoy the pics below. I know these are totally from different times and countries, but they all reminded me of his simple yet debonair undead style. He lifted us up a bit with that performance. Any of us would be proud to call him our zombie breathren.

Enjoy and I'll try and get my crap together and post more frequently. I sleep 2-3 hours a night already, so I'll be needing a time machine or time stopper if anyone has one handy.

Turkish slippers? Can't read the writing on the label, sorry.

But it made me think of him in this movie.

That same style. Slippers for the undead sexy.

Oh Boris....your undead style was so fashion forward!

So sophisticated, straight from the crypt!!!

Indian Man's outfit, harem style pants and tunic top.

Monday, November 23, 2009

First Post & First Run of Boris' Blogathon

Man I didn't realize how much Boris could get the blood flowin'. Hoooweeee!!! I decided to start off my first day of the Boris blogathon with an hour long run during a Netflix showing of The Mummy. Have I ever told you how addicted I am to the Wii Fit long run?(specifically the 30 minute one, I do it twice for an hour of mindless pounding on the carpeted pavement of my little room.)

Usually I just zone out and wait for other Mii's to wipe out in my path or sometimes I'll watch a movie if I don't have a kid napping in the room. I did today, so I had to watch it on mute but it was still deliciously creepy. When his crackled and ring-laden hand slowly caresses the scroll I definitely picked up my pace. I felt totally affirmed by my choice in movies when the camera cuts from the horrified gaze of the douche in highwaisted pants who broke into the mini (forbidden) box with the scroll in it, slowly moving down to the ground and catches the last afterworld-stained inches of his funereal coverings cruisin' across the threshold to the disbelief of the now mad douchebag with wavy blond locks.

What an awesome movie! And I knocked out 10 miles. My goal is to complete at least 26 this week as a (broken up) marathon during a blogathon. This should be no problem cause I run 3 times a week about 10 miles each time and the other days I let Jillian Micheals abuse the bleep out of me using a workout video, some hand weights, and pure sadistic buoyancy. I love that lady. That evil evil lady.
Tomorrow I'll talk more about undead style in this feature as well as the rugged urbanity of Karloff's mummy. Smell you later.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Good things in store!

Good news!
For those of you with a lil walking around's a preview of some of the families of vagabond clothing and accessories that will be available for your purchasing pleasure *today.

Its like a game of Vintage Clothes Twister got just a lit-tle out of hand.

After these kids tap out, I will be working my little tail off posting a bunch of items to the store tonight because I have procrastinated too long and have got to let these little birds fly. If you love something you have to set it free, you know? So I'm doing it....I'm letting go....releasing them back into the wild.

And then if they fly out of your closet and back to my house and into my closet then it means they were really mine after all. I think that's how the old saying goes.

What I affectionately like to call boat shoes and also some moccosins

and then their wonderful baby offspring which are boat shoes with beaded moccosin tops.

My eyes are watering.

These boots were made for walkin' this instance...walkin' after midnight.

Snakeskin collection circa 1982-1987 (ish)

And yes...more metallics. Shine on.

There are good things in store for you. Glorious Day!

(*Note: We hold to the "COB" rule which allows for the close of my "business day" being the close of the actual day which means 12 midnight. So basically what I am trying to say is...this stuff won't really all get loaded until midnight at the soonest....but just know its on its way.)


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

November Promo for Early Infectees

This guy looks hungry...

As a grand opening promo,
Reanimated Rags will be offering a special freebie to all new customers.

Be an early infectee.
For the month of November,
no matter the total,
all orders will come with a
handcrafted and undead-styled
Nashville Zombie pencil.

Will fill in scantron sheets for food

These pencils are truly one of a kind, and specially made for early infectees. These won't be available to the general public until December at the earliest, so order now and be the first in your bridge club to have an authentic, one of a kind, specially made Nashville Zombie Pencil!

Come and get it!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Only 364 Days til next Halloween!

Here's what I wore as my Halloween '09 Costume. Country and Western Interpretation of Alice in Wonderland, undead version. Pretty easy and last minute. The wig was lent from a friend who had a bagful of blond wigs (another blog for another day!) and maggot hair barrettes from The Filigree. Everything else was just mine from my collection. Vintage homemade square dancing dress, boots, 2 pairs of tights (hot!) and a vintage mosaic mandolin brooch/pin that I acquired off of Ebay years ago.

Yeah, so what if I am lazy and recycled the same costume 2 nights in a row. Friday night was short lived because my childcare window (sexy stuff here, huh?) was pretty slim, so I had to warp over to the Venus and Mars party, check out all the cool costumed partygoers, nod my head to some Daft Punk and down my 2 complimentary beverages. I got a couple cool pics and hopefully didn't melt too many eyeballs with my interpretation of Lewis Carroll's muse.

On a totally side note, CBS Sunday Morning did a spot on zombies in case you didn't catch it. We're totally mainstream man..... Hope everyone had a safe and Happy Halloween!