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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.

Shana talks pop culture and bringing home the bacon

Rachel Tepper from The Huffington Post recently sat down with our very own Shana Iverson, High Priestess of Rubber Chickens, to discuss a few of our favorite topics, Bacon, weird candy and other food-related products, and their ever-increasing popularity in popular culture.

Read the article here.

Disturbing Novelty Cigarette Package – Realistic Cigarettes

Realistic Cigarettes - Novelty Package - Front We have a huge museum of novelty items here at Archie McPhee headquarters and we occasionally go through them to look for new ideas. One feature of One common feature of traditional novelty packages from Japan is to draw a picture illustrating how the product is intended to be used. This gets around having to translate text and is an immediate communication of the hilarity the gag will inspire. Well, the makers of these fake cigarettes seem to have had difficulty in coming up with a funny way to use them. So, they just included an illustration of a guy putting one out on the back of a woman at a fancy dress party. But, wait a minute, is it a fake cigarette?

It sure looks like smoke coming off of it. In any case, it’s hard to imagine there was ever a time that putting out cigarettes on people was funny.

Realistic Cigarettes - Novelty Package - Back