Tag Archives: Archie McPhee

This pickle screams so that you don’t have to

Introducing the Screaming Pickle! You love the Yodelling Pickle when you’re happy, but now there’s the Screaming Pickle for more stressful days. Why would a pickle scream? We have no idea, but we’ve found it to be a great stress reliever around the office.

It’s the perfect thing to keep on your desk at work or in your car to express your frustration for you. Having a bad day? Just press the button and this pickle sounds off with a dilly of a scream so loud it can be heard in the next barrel. Lets everyone around you know to stay out of your way. Click here to listen to the pickle scream.

Buy one here!

Bon voyage to the Happy Mutant Mobile

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Boing Boing just unveiled their Happy Mutant Mobile, a fantastically modified 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon. That’s right, Boing Boing is hitting the road and they’re taking all sorts of wonderful weirdness with them.

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The vehicle was modified by Theresa Contreras and her team at San Dimas, CA-based L&G Enterprises. The interior features a library containing all sorts of sensational reading materials provided by Fantagraphics Books and Last Gasp. The rear doors open to reveal an honest to goodness Cabinet of Curiosities. Archie McPhee was delighted to contribute a treasure trove of oddities and curiosities for this awesome feature.

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The Happy Mutant Mobile is an awesome mobile library, wunderkammer and blogging/video studio perfect for on-the-road interviews. Bon voyage friends!

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[via Boing Boing]

Have you hugged your kitty today?

Today is National Hug Your Cat Day, which means you should stop whatever you’re doing and go hug your feline friend(s) just like Molly and Spyke are doing here:

But don’t let today be the only day you show your kitty how much they mean to you. You know your kitty is the best kitty ever, so why not get the trophy to prove it?

Make it official by awarding your cat with a World’s Best Cat Trophy:

Buy one here. Then hug your kitty again for good measure.

One chicken to measure them all

Joe J Thomas, voice actor and creator of the blog Joe’s Dump, recently proposed an awesome new system of measurement, The Rubber Chicken Standard. What with the Metric System failing to take off in the US and his opinion that the Imperial System isn’t very intuitive, Joe argues that it’s high time we all agreed on a new standard of measurement:

I’ve chosen the Archie McPhee Deluxe Rubber Chicken as a new standard of measurement. The reason is simple: every culture knows what a chicken is, and a rubber chicken is easier to use because it won’t spoil.

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One rubber chicken is the basic unit of measurement. (How many chickens tall are you?) But Joe goes on to propose the use of a “Kilo-Chicken” (kc) for measuring really large objects (It’s the size of 1,000 Rubber Chickens):

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And the “Micro-Chicken” (uc) for measuring really tiny things:

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Click here to learn more about The Rubber Chicken Standard. We think it’s brilliant.

Treat your cat to a taste of luxury

Tin cans are for average cats, this one is silvery. While it’s true that your cat would eat out of a tin can if it had to, surely it would prefer to dine from a silver-plated ceramic Luxury Cat Dish. The 5″ diameter bowl is the perfect food container whether you’re serving caviar, seafood-flavored kibble or wet food. It holds 10 fl. oz., which is a lot of caviar!

Speaking of caviar, the Luxury Cat Dish is also food safe for humans, so feel free to use it for cereal in the morning or get down on all fours and chow down besides your kitties. They may appreciate this so much that they’ll even acknowledge that you exist. (Sorry, no guarantees there.)

Click here to order.

You’re the Star. Yes, you!

It’s just like your parents always told you—you are special. But, if that’s true, where are your paparazzi and clingy fans? It’s time for you to take command of your destiny. This set of five hard vinyl You’re The Star figures is the adoring public you so richly deserve.

This flock of tiny, adoring photographers and autograph seekers will watch you brush your teeth in the morning, wait for you to get home from work and then hang around outside of any event you go to. In fact, occasionally you’ll want to yell at them, but don’t do it. You don’t want to be featured on TMZ.

They’ve only got eyes for you.
Click here to order

Complete your horsey look with Horse Hooves

There’s nothing worse than having people look at you in your Horse Mask and saying, “I can tell you’re a human because I can see your hands, you loser.” Now it’ll never happen again thanks to this handsome pair of 14″ long latex Horse Hooves:

Horse hooves fit smoothly over most adult hands. Like a pair of cloppy gloves, they instantly add a dash of centaur to any outfit. We recommend wearing them to math class and using them to stomp out your answers or to make shaking hands extra cloppy. Also good for dressing as your favorite rapper, 50 Centaur.

Click here to order!

Evening Magazine visits Archie McPhee

Kim Holcomb of King 5’s Evening Magazine paid a visit to the Archie McPhee store on April Fools’ Day where Shana, our one and only High Priestess of Rubber Chickens, hosted a game of “Real or Not” to see if viewers could guess which of our products are real and which are April Fools’ Day pranks.

Watch the video and take the quiz to test your Archie McPhee savvy:

Happy Birthday Archie McPhee!

March 25th is the birthday of our namesake, the real Archie McPhee. Were he still alive today, Archie would be 111 years old.

The Archie McPhee store staff will be celebrating all day long and everyone is invited to join in the festivities. Stop by and enjoy some sweet treats in honor of the man with the unforgettably awesome name.

Click here to read about the history of Archie McPhee the man and Archie McPhee the store.

Return of the horse-headed squirrel

You probably remember these amazing photos of a squirrel using our Horse Head Squirrel Feeder that we first shared a few weeks ago:

The photos were taken by the awesome Jim Zielinski, who just outdid himself by capturing video footage of a squirrel using the Horse Head Squirrel Feeder:

Well done Jim and thank you for sharing! We’ve already watched it ten times in a row and it’s still cracking us up.

Want to get your own backyard squirrels involved in this hilarious action?
Click here to buy the Horse Head Squirrel Feeder.