MeshuggaMel
MeshuggaMel

Co-founder of kookykitsch.com and leader of the World's Premier Jewish Surf Music Band, Meshugga Beach Party

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Mad, Mad World

I freely admit, no, I proudly admit, that my worldview was largely formed by the wit and wisdom of Mad Magazine. Growing up in the 1970s and...

Four Wise Monkeys

We all know the three wise monkeys, who neither see, nor hear, nor speak any evil. But did you know they had a fourth friend? It’s unc...

Groucho Bug

First, let me say that Groucho Marx was a comic genius. Second, that his genius didn’t rub off on this little attempt to capitalize on...

Metal owl

We’ve all been there – staring at a couple of spoons, forks, watch gears, cosmetic jewelry trim and a screw, and said, I know, I...

It’s time for a Fresca!

A classic diner clock, here exhorting us to enjoy sugar free Fresca. I like this clock for a few reasons – most importantly, it works....

Half a cup

There’s nothing like a pun that involves physical humor – just ask Carrot Top. There’s a whole genre of “You Asked f...

Blue Lady

This is a print of the classic Tretchikoff “Blue Lady”. It’s big, about 2 feet by 3 feet. Like the Mona Lisa, the blue lad...

Changed My Mind

I don’t know what to say about this one. The figure and bottom of the commode are a separate wood piece glued onto the background. I i...

Happy Owl Family

This loving Owl Family is the handiwork of one Mary Lou Pratt, dated 1973 on the back. It looks good and hokey enough to have earned a place...

Kool Kats

We all know that the kool kats are tops in jazz. I’m not sure what sort of music these fine felines are attempting to play with timpan...

Vintage Matchbooks

Matchbooks from the days when even grocery shopping was glamorous. Two of the “Shop SAFEWAY…to be sure” matchbooks, each w...

My woodie wagon

Here is my 1995 Buick Roadmaster Estate station wagon. The last of the proud line of big American wagons, these babies last rolled off the a...

Cocktails for two

There’s always been a connection between drinking, smoking and baudy humor. This ashtray is an attempt to bring them all together, exc...

Pele girls

Every artist needs their muse. Here, these fine Polynesian lasses inspire music, so long as they smoke in neither bed nor bunk. The picture ...

Topple the Moai!

Ah, the mysterious moai of Easter Island. Iconic, yet such a shlep to see the real thing. Moai are often featured on tiki mugs, and as decor...