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May 17th, 2013
There may not be any food that’s better than bacon, but did you know that it might also hold the key to longevity?
Pearl Cantrell of Richland Springs, Texas recently celebrated her 105th birthday. That’s an indisputably awesome accomplishment, but it gets better. When asked how she’s managed to live so long Pearl replied:
“I love bacon, I eat it everyday”, says Pearl, “I don’t feel as old as I am, that’s all I can say”, she explains.
Still feisty and full of life, Pearl has been through a lot, and has plenty of reasons to complain or even give up. After mothering seven children, outliving three of them, losing a husband, and enduring decades of physical labor, she still has a smile on her face.
“I would go to the field and work till dinner, then come home to fix dinner, then I would go back out to the field and work again until supper”, Pearl tells us.
But Pearl’s daughter, Anno, says complaining is the last thing you’ll ever hear her mother do. “She’s taught us to work hard and to get up every morning and think about living. She’s never thought about dying”, says Anno.
Photo from Archie McPhee Seattle
May 9th, 2013
Holy awesome opportunities Batman, the Archie McPhee store is hiring for a full-time retail customer service position!
Are you a fan of the weird and wonderful?
What about working with amazing customers…
…or dressing up in strange costumes?
If this sounds like you, then click here to check out the complete job description and then submit your resume.
You can also drop by the store and apply in person.
May 6th, 2013
It’s the perfect thing to make your car just the right amount of creepy. Whatever you do, don’t try to beat the Creepy Horseman in a staring contest. We’ve tried and he never, ever blinks.
“If you have to ask why you need this, don’t ask us, we can’t explain.”
April 29th, 2013
We’d like to share a few recent sightings of one of our favorite products, the Inflatable Unicorn Horn for Cats. Cat’s love it!
The fun began when Redditor Alterx shared this fantastic photo:
A short while later Redditor iCareMuch shared a photo of their cat wearing the horn too:
Can you believe just how much these cats are enjoying themselves?
But wait, there’s more!
As if that trio of unicorn kitty photos wasn’t great enough, we then spotted this awesome sticker in the Hawthorne District of Portland, OR:
Do not provoke the neon unicorn kitty. He’s busy being awesome.
(Unfortunately we don’t know the name of the artist responsible for making this fantastic piece of adhesive street art, but we love it all the same.)
April 20th, 2013
Why yes, you will look adorable while you’re eating a cola-flavored Mustache Lollipop. It’s a truly delicious disguise.
April 12th, 2013
When we started selling our Squirrel Coffee Cup (which is exactly what it sounds like, a tiny coffee cup for squirrels), people doubted that it would be used by an actual squirrel.
Well, thanks to Kristine R, we now have photographic proof:
We’re not sure what kind of coffee was in the cup, but we’re guessing hazelnut.
This gif was created using photos taken by Kristine R from her excellent Tumblr page entitled A Squirrel’s Life!
April 5th, 2013
During the the bit where he chose his new clothes, he pulled out an Emergency Bowtie and then proceeded to save the Earth. How awesome is that?
March 28th, 2013
In fact, according to this happy customer, his corgi specifically asked him for a unicorn horn after hearing about them at the park.
So now we know the word is out on the street: Inflatable Unicorn Horns for everyone!
March 19th, 2013
Our new Googly Eyes Glasses make it look like you have big ol’ googly eyes. The pupils move when you shake your head. The best part? You can see through them!
Don’t drive, juggle chainsaws or try to catch a fastball while wearing these, but you can walk across a room and see other people’s expressions as you pass, looking like a real life cartoon character.
Perfect for wearing during meetings, in class, video chats and in Facebook pictures. Make an unforgettable impression the next time you go to the DMV for a new ID or license.