Visit the Cellar!

The Cellar Image of the Day is just a section of a larger web community: bright folks talking about everything. The Cellar is the original coffeeshop with no coffee and no shop. Founded in 1990, The Cellar is one of the oldest communities on the net. Join us at the table if you like!

 
What's IotD?

The interesting, amazing, or mind-boggling images of our days.

IotD Stuff

ARCHIVES - over 13 years of IotD!
About IotD
RSS2
XML

Permalink Latest Image

May 27th, 2017: China Moon

Recent Images

May 26th, 2017: Eurasian Beavers
May 25th, 2017: Snowmobile
May 24th, 2017: International Cryptozoology Museum
May 23rd, 2017: Sutro Baths
May 22nd, 2017: Ivy Oak
May 21st, 2017: Micro-Art
May 20th, 2017: Mr Rogers' Cardigans

The CELLAR Tip Mug
Some folks who have noticed IotD

Neatorama
Worth1000
Mental Floss
Boing Boing
Switched
W3streams
GruntDoc's Blog
No Quarters
Making Light
darrenbarefoot.com
GromBlog
b3ta
Church of the Whale Penis
UniqueDaily.com
Sailor Coruscant
Projectionist

Link to us and we will try to find you after many months!

Common image haunts

Astro Pic of the Day
Earth Sci Pic of the Day
We Make Money Not Art
Spluch
ochevidec.net
Strange New Products
Geisha Asobi Blog
Cute animals blog (in Russian)
20minutos.es
Yahoo Most Emailed

Please avoid copyrighted images (or get permission) when posting!

Advertising

Philadelphia Pawn Shop
The best real estate agent in Montgomery County
The best T.38 Fax provider
Epps Beverages and Beer, Limerick, PA
Sal's Pizza, Elkins Park
Burholme Auto Body, Philadelphia
Coles Tobacco, Pottstown
ERM Auto Service, Glenside
Glenside Collision
Moorehead Catering, Trappe
Salon 153, Bala
Dominicks Auto Body, Phoenixville

   xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Feb 20 12:15 AM

Feb 20, 2010: Pull Pig

Sargent Schultz loved sausages.
Most Germans loved their sausages.
German history and culture is steeped in sausages.

Maybe because German children were traumatized by pull toys like this.



This thing, which appeared on the Antiques Road Show, is enough to give any kid nightmares, and make them want to devour every pig in the land.

Quote:
APPRAISER: And I must say, I've never seen this before. It's generically a pull toy.
GUEST: Right.
APPRAISER: Cast-iron wheels, and probably made in Germany.
GUEST: Okay.
APPRAISER: Probably made around 1895 to 1910. Most pull toys you see from Germany are, like, horses. Right. They're about this big, little wooden platforms. Sometimes a lamb; lambs are very popular.
GUEST: Right.
APPRAISER: Goats are very, very popular. You seldom see pigs, and you seldom see platform toys this big.
GUEST: Right.
APPRAISER: So, I mean, this is really exciting. Plus, you seldom find them so cute and so animated.
GUEST: Right.
APPRAISER: So, push him over here. (oinks) And listen to him, and you see his mouth go. I mean, this guy is really a little charmer. Glass eyes, painted papier-mâché snout and teeth. It's got this incredible action and just absolute charm. My hunch is at auction this could easily bring $2,000 to $2,500.
So for $2500 you could traumatize that little brat next door.
But wait, if you do that, who's going to fix your computer in the future?


SPUCK  Saturday Feb 20 06:09 AM

H
i
d
e
o
u
s
.


I'll pay you $2500 to make it go away!



SamIam  Saturday Feb 20 10:45 AM

I'm guessing rabies, myself.



Shawnee123  Saturday Feb 20 11:32 AM

I've been craving a pulled pork sammich.



charmzny  Saturday Feb 20 02:04 PM

Is this one of the evil pigs from the Amityville Horror? This thing is freakin' evil!!



Juniper  Saturday Feb 20 02:07 PM

Being a Cincinnati girl, I actually think it's normal and even a little cute.



Cloud  Saturday Feb 20 05:32 PM

I saw that episode! And the appraiser was gushing over it, and I was thinking: ewwww!

"absolute charm" my ass.



Gravdigr  Sunday Feb 21 01:18 PM

Rollerpigdog, Rollerpigdog
Does whatever a
Rollerpigdog does.



lumberjim  Sunday Feb 21 11:22 PM

can he swing from a thread?
no he can't, he's a rollerpigdog!




Gravdigr  Monday Feb 22 12:50 PM




Your reply here?

The Cellar Image of the Day is just a section of a larger web community: a bunch of interesting folks talking about everything. Add your two cents to IotD by joining the Cellar.