Tuesday, October 12, 2010

That Living Room wallpaper comment, explained

I always say, if you want to grab someone's attention, start talking about a woman's hair. Hell, if the conversation turns to boobs, I'll have to start paying for extra bandwidth!

In yesterday's kerfuffle about Josie's new haircut I alluded to the fact that it looked like something off my mother's living-room wall. You would be forgiven if you didn't understand that statement, but there's something you need to know: my mother's living room is papered with black hippy-dippy wallpaper that was outlandish in 1970. Feast your eyes:

What with the baby portrait on the wall, my two goofy-looking brothers and me (in the middle), the wallpaper is the most innocuous thing in this picture

It's a tactile feast, as well as one for the eyes. It's black velvet flock - naturally. Here's a close-up of the wallpaper pattern, btw. Imagine my surprise when Toots found this picture in a retro home design book:

So when I saw Josie's new do, naturally I thought of Ma's hippy-dippy wallpaper. You be the judge:


  1. A cross between your wallpaper and Amy Fisher. I can see it. : o )

  2. LOL All I can say is the photos don't do the wallpaper justice. It's even wackier in person! The first time I went to Ma's house that wallpaper was the most captivating thing of all....ummm the kitchen set with the bench was the 2nd thing. lol

  3. btw -- I recognize Seth Rogan in that one photo but not the other dudes.

  4. I know i'm really late to the game here and just clicking on "popular posts" but Obv we have Seth Rogan and the dude from Ghost Busters.

    Guy on left was just an extra

  5. Rick Moranis? You think my 6' 4" brother looks like Rick Moranis?