Marianne Spellman

Marianne Spellman
Location
Seattle-ish, Washington,
Birthday
April 06
Bio
Pop culture, progressive politics, weird family life, music, photography, humor, the world outside delivered daily. Like sands through the hourglass, this is the feed from popthomology.com.

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Some nights out on the town are fun...and some are FUN...and still others are FUN FUN FUN until Daddy takes your T-bird away and/or your library card expires or something like that. Daddy and the Library Police were nowhere in sight last Friday night, so FUN FUN FUN was HAD HAD…

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Miss Eleven and I, worn out and hungry from some productive evening discount shopping tonight, decided to hit one of the local conveyor belt sushi joints we frequent. All the seats circle the belt; no booths, so if it's busy you are seated next to other diners and it can be…

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Oh, boy! My friend Deb and I had a monumentally SCORE day at the thrift store on Sunday. Besides a pile of great clothes, vintage magazines, and kitchenware, YES OF COURSE I found some of the BEST WEIRDITIES in a long time! You! Please to enjoy, You!

Keepin' it classy, Pappy!


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If Popthomology were a 6-yr-old kindergartener, it would currently be learning how to tie its shoes, write in BLOCK LETTERS, and get along with its neighbor. But in average blog years, Popthomology is more of a 60-yr-old grandma, reading up on cruise brochures and dreaming about golden years adventur…

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I've FINALLY figured out why there are so many weird things at thrift stores...because...PEOPLE ARE WEIRD! I feel really good about this new insight, and therefore am super-stoked to bring you another round of odd art and creepy knick-knacks from my forays! All photos by partner-in-weirdness Miss Ele…

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A carefully-chosen selection of oddities today for you, my sweeties, gathered from the musty confines of the thrift store record bins! I will have you know I have taken to carrying hand sanitizer in my car because of these things, ALL FOR YOU! Please to enjoy!

The lady in the black leotard…

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When I saw this gawjuss show poster from CMRTYZ turn up on Instagram, I first went, "WHAAT??" and then I went "WHOOOOOP!!" and then my brain got all happy and excited like a kitten on Ritalin. Three super-fave bands -- garage groovers Acapulco Lips, pithy punks wimps, and the marvellou…

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When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’tRead full post »
FEBRUARY 14, 2014 11:43PM

FICTION: "THE PAPER HEART"

I took off work Friday, February 14th, ticking off a “personal day†of my five allotted per year, driving out of the city towards the emptiness of the plains. Escaping the hearts and flowers, happy couples and miserable couples, optimistic, hungry singles and bitter brokenhearted was my better ch/… Read full post »
I was quite saddened to hear of the death of iconic child actor/dancer/singer and U.S. diplomat Shirley Temple Black, who died yesterday at her home in California of natural causes, aged 85. Without question she lived a long and good life, but it is still a little heart-rending to see all the…

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50.

Holy jam butties, people, there ain't no gettin' around it -- that on this date in New York City fifty years ago the Beatles first arrived in America, is a very long time ago. I remember ten. The band had called it quits four years earlier but McCartney, Lennon, Harrison, and Starr…

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Man, there's nothing easier to do than criticize, right? Anything and everything can be picked apart, and is. It's a particularly popular sport in this age of ERR BUDDY HAS A BLOG OR TWITTER. But today, I am (virtually) standing and delivering the SLOW CLAP OF ADMIRATION to (gasp!) a large… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 2, 2014 10:49PM

SPAM POEMS 23

For this unprecedented event,
we offer 
our deeper prayers of condolence 
and 
invite to you to be well present 
at the celebration 
of your friends name life service 
on Monday, February 3, 2014 
that will take place at 
Eubank Funeral Home 
at 11:00 a.m.

Please fi/
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As much of the ol' U.S. of A. suffers under an unusually-cruel cold snap (again), I thought I would provide you poor chilly children with some sweet mid-century desert heat, courtesy our pal YouTube. This Palm Springs, California tourism video from the 1950s is pretty slick, back in the days when…

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Fortunately for me (and hopefully for you as well), I found some photos that Miss Eleven took on my phone from the last time we were at the thrift store before I Was Felled With Influenza. I now bring them to you, free of filthy infectious germs and misery, because this… Read full post »

1. Took a 10-min. power nap.

2. Sorted laundry.

3. Flipped through Facebook status updates.

4. Made a delicious drink of hot milk, honey, and a splash of spiced rum.

5. Then I drank it all up.

6. Processed some photos.

7. Thought about vacation spots I'd like to go to and looked at rental houses and…

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Speaking as a bo-nah-fied Amurrican myself, I think it's not until you get a chance to leave the United States that you can get an idea of how pervasive American culture and influence is across the globe -- welcomed or not by our brethren abroad. We are somehow larger than life,…

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Earlier today I contacted Marianne to see if she had bounced back from the flu sufficiently to resume her blogging duties today. She reassured me that she was just fine, then she said Liberace had just made her a mango peach smoothie and was rubbing her feet. When she said sheRead full post »

This is Marianne's pal Dena, still wandering around in the 1970s whilst Marianne battles the flu. I am hoping very much that she will feel better soon, but in the meantime I will sneak in here every now and then and throw you a Dena-bone. I hope that's okay with you,Read full post »
This is Marianne's pal Dena, just keeping Marianne's spot warm and dropping off some prime reading material for you to peruse. Marianne is unable to visit thrift shops to take pictures of weird record covers or even to sit up at the moment, which means her children are eating all theRead full post »
You know what I like? I like thinking. I like thinking about stuff and things a lot.

You know what else I like? I like not thinking at all, and just nodding my head and stomping my feet and moving around like a demented marionette to loud, dirty, and extremely basic garage…

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Electricity
Is not in any way at
All, overrated.

To lose it at the
Seahawks kickoff made people
Very unhappy.

We went bowling and
Then went out for pizza and
Bought some batteries.

The firefighter
Blocking our street said, "Yeah, don't
Hold your breath, ha ha."

We watched "The Simpsons"
With the last bit of power…

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