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   xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Nov 5 02:12 AM

November 5, 2008: Stuffing Teddy

100 years ago, 1908 in NYC, this demure young lady is working diligently, stuffing a Teddy Bear.



But look at her hands... they look 50 years older than she does.



Life was tough, much more so than today. Remember that next time you bitch about how tough your life is. Appreciate how tough it was when we walked up hill to school, both ways.

Now get the hell off my lawn.

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elSicomoro  Wednesday Nov 5 02:15 AM

And gas was just a penny a gallon, right Grandpa?



SPUCK  Wednesday Nov 5 03:29 AM

That's my teddy she's working on!! Hey wait a minute.. Is there where teddies came from?



stevecrm  Wednesday Nov 5 06:29 AM

she was actually a bloke called Dave, that explains the big hands



bluecuracao  Wednesday Nov 5 06:45 AM

Don't kids pay to stuff teddy bears now? Who was the genius who thought of that?



Trilby  Wednesday Nov 5 08:28 AM

the fingernail of her left index finger looks weird; maybe a vitamin deficiency?

the Pre-Manicure days: Not Pretty.



Sheldonrs  Wednesday Nov 5 08:39 AM

I've seen lots of guys stuffing teddys. It's not a pretty sight. Especially if the teddy is crotchless.



birdclaw  Wednesday Nov 5 09:19 AM

She may be cute but keep your distance. She's got the dreaded MAN HANDS!!



sweetwater  Wednesday Nov 5 09:29 AM

She and the bear have the same mouth, and neither has eyes. ::cue Twilight Zone music::



toranokaze  Wednesday Nov 5 11:19 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by birdclaw View Post
She may be cute but keep your distance. She's got the dreaded MAN HANDS!!
It isn't the look of the hand, it is how she uses them


Scriveyn  Wednesday Nov 5 11:31 AM

The inventor of the teddy bear, Margarete Steiff, lived and worked in a village not far from my hometown and was confined to a wheelchar all her life due to polio. See alo this biography.



SteveDallas  Wednesday Nov 5 11:49 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by bluecuracao View Post
Don't kids pay to stuff teddy bears now? Who was the genius who thought of that?
Marketing genius, and pure evil. She even wrote a book about it. (Maxine Clarke)


sweetwater  Wednesday Nov 5 01:07 PM

I never stuffed a teddy bear. I resisted! Never, not ever, no!



Mine is a black and white cow.



footfootfoot  Wednesday Nov 5 01:23 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by stevecrm View Post
she was actually a bloke called Dave, that explains the big hands
"Hello Dave? Is that Dave? OK, is Dave there? Dave? My wife would like to use your toilet..."


wolf  Wednesday Nov 5 01:34 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by sweetwater View Post
I never stuffed a teddy bear. I resisted! Never, not ever, no!



Mine is a black and white cow.
Ditto. My Build-a-Bear is a Hello Kitty.


gozar  Wednesday Nov 5 02:30 PM

Her life is still hard - only now she lives in China.



Sundae  Wednesday Nov 5 03:14 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by footfootfoot View Post
"Hello Dave? Is that Dave? OK, is Dave there? Dave? My wife would like to use your toilet..."

I thought I was the only person who thought that!

She might indeed have a vitamin deficiency - look at her tiny waist! This woman didn't go out for pizza every other night. And that's one of the five food groups isn't it?


WillieO  Wednesday Nov 5 03:25 PM

hmmmmm...stuffing. Can't wait for turkey day!



footfootfoot  Wednesday Nov 5 08:06 PM

That old stuffing was probably something like excelsior, basically pine shavings. dries your skin right up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excelsior_(wood_wool)

Aspen, not pine.



ZenGum  Wednesday Nov 5 08:40 PM

That bear is evil. She made it with hate.



newtimer  Thursday Nov 6 03:06 AM

Curious what keeps the stuffing contained in the bear. Notice that both of her hands are empty - no needle, no thread.
And there's no workbench in front of her to rest the bear on during surgery; a workbench which would also have stuffing on it.

It seems this photo was staged. Maybe it was some kind of racy voyeur picture 100 years ago.



ZenGum  Thursday Nov 6 03:14 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by gozar View Post
Her life is still hard - only now she lives in China.

Welcome back Gozar! That's some serious lurking there!

Quote:
Originally Posted by newtimer View Post

It seems this photo was staged. Maybe it was some kind of racy voyeur picture 100 years ago.
It was all the result of a simple misunderstanding along those lines.

"Oh, did you say bear naked ladies? Oh, I'm sorry, I thought you said bear-makin' ladies."


Aliantha  Thursday Nov 6 03:20 AM

Nice one Zen, although do you think our overseas friends will get it?



ZenGum  Thursday Nov 6 03:28 AM

I just realised I meant to say "bare naked ladies" not "bear naked ladies" but since Ali has posted, I won't edit (again).



Aliantha  Thursday Nov 6 03:31 AM

lol....don't let me stop you.

I was actually wondering if BNL had made it in the US at all...cause it might not mean that much if not...anyway, I'm just blathering and bored. Don't mind me.



Scriveyn  Thursday Nov 6 04:29 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by newtimer View Post
Curious what keeps the stuffing contained in the bear. Notice that both of her hands are empty - no needle, no thread...
Stuffed first, stitched up later :p


spudcon  Thursday Nov 6 07:58 AM

She's not stuffing that bear, she's molesting it.



Sundae  Thursday Nov 6 08:06 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aliantha View Post
Nice one Zen, although do you think our overseas friends will get it?
I did. But then I thought they were Canadian, so aren't they closer to the merkins than you anyway?
Quote:
Originally Posted by newtimer View Post
It seems this photo was staged. Maybe it was some kind of racy voyeur picture 100 years ago.
Well the saucy strumpet has rolled her sleeves up. Gentlemen, you can see her elbows! She's the Paris Hilton of her day. Except attractive.


barefoot serpent  Thursday Nov 6 11:32 AM

My great grandmother died in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire you insensitive bastards.



Shawnee123  Thursday Nov 6 02:03 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aliantha View Post
lol....don't let me stop you.

I was actually wondering if BNL had made it in the US at all...cause it might not mean that much if not...anyway, I'm just blathering and bored. Don't mind me.
Uh uh uh YEAH. Big fan. Haven't you heard me say I want to marry Ed Robertson? Even if he's married? I don't care.

I saw them in concert a few years ago. They do the theme song to a newer sitcom The Big Bang Theory. They are so clever and funny and talented.

I do hope you're talking about the band and not some Australian cereal or tv show, otherwise now I really feel stupid.


Shawnee123  Thursday Nov 6 02:08 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by newtimer View Post
~snip~

It seems this photo was staged. Maybe it was some kind of racy voyeur picture 100 years ago.
That explains the sticky computer screen.
Ewwww


Aliantha  Thursday Nov 6 05:06 PM

I know BNL are from Canada, but I don't know if all the bands that make it big here from outside Oz actually make it big in the US, even if they are from Canada if that makes any sense. It's a lot easier to become mainstream over here. You only need a million people to hear your record.



lumberjim  Thursday Nov 6 07:52 PM

stuffing a teddy?



ok, so there were some realllllly nasty results to my search. you should all thank me for this attractive plus gal.



Sundae  Thursday Nov 6 08:07 PM

Wooot! Go girl!



DanaC  Thursday Nov 6 08:33 PM

She looks brilliant.



Shawnee123  Friday Nov 7 08:39 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aliantha View Post
I know BNL are from Canada, but I don't know if all the bands that make it big here from outside Oz actually make it big in the US, even if they are from Canada if that makes any sense. It's a lot easier to become mainstream over here. You only need a million people to hear your record.
Heehee. They're certainly not huge here, but they have a following. Mostly late 30's early 40's codgers. HEY! Shawnee, stop talking about Shawnee. :p


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