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Just another day at Archie McPhee

fingernarwhalride

Why yes, that is a blessing of Finger Narwhals riding Optimus Prime.

We have Archie McPhee designer Scott Heffernan to thank for creating this delightful sight. It’s tough to have a bad day when things like this are happening around you.

Live long and eat plenty of bacon

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.

Pearl Cantrell, all of us here at Archie McPhee would like to wish you a belated Happy Birthday! We think you’re awesome and we’re glad you love bacon as much as we do.

[Article via Neatorama]

Photo from Archie McPhee Seattle

The Archie McPhee store is hiring!

Holy awesome opportunities Batman, the Archie McPhee store is hiring for a full-time retail customer service position!

Wolfman cashier

Are you a fan of the weird and wonderful

Googly-eyed Jackie

Tentacle helmets

What about working with amazing customers

Dan'l Chicken

…or dressing up in strange costumes?

Panda Fuzz

If this sounds like you, then click here to check out the complete job description and then submit your resume.

Q's Mini Ball Pit

You can also drop by the store and apply in person.

Creepy Horseman Dashboard Wiggler

We were pleased as punch when our friends over at Laughing Squid recently posted about one of our favourite new products: the Creepy Horse Man Dashboard Wiggler.

Creepy Horse Man Dashboard Wiggler Exterior

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.”

Click here to view the entire post over at Laughing Squid.

Cats love it!

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:

Which prompted Redditor k41y17 to share a photo of her own cat clearly enjoying his/her own fabulous Inflatable Unicorn Horn:

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.)

So there you have it. Uni-cats are popping up all over the place and we couldn’t be happier about it. Stay tuned for future sightings of the Inflatable Unicorn Horn for Cats.

Caffeinated squirrel

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!

Doctor Who and the Emergency Bowtie

While watching the most recent and quite excellent episode of Doctor Who we couldn’t help but notice that the Doctor seems to shop at Archie McPhee

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?

We’re hoping he has some Emergency Googly Eyes in there as well. You know, for reasons.

Behold the Corgicorn

One of our awesome customers recently showed the staff of Archie McPhee that the Inflatable Unicorn Horn for Cats isn’t just for cats. It turns out that Corgis love them too!

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!

Googly Eye Glasses

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.