Crushing and Tearing

asoulaCall me utopian
and quixotic
if you will….

But as it seems
this society
has gone kinda
ape-shit hostile…

I think
it’s time
for a little
Ars Amorata.

Yep.

I have always
believed that,
no matter asoul
how difficult
the challenges that
we would be faced
with in society,
or in life in general,
that a healthy dose of
love and respect
could solve them.

I still believe it.

As Don Quixote once said:
” I will tear up trees
with my bare teeth – 

I shall crush mountains athrill
with my fists – 

I shall go crazy for love !! ” 

Ok, maybe my dentist would
have something to say about
that first one,

but ……
in my own insipid way,
I figure that I’m
helping the cause
by posting more
of these old
romantic postcards.

Sure, they’reajax
100 years out of date.

Maybe some simple
samples of antique
dilection will remind
us of just what we’re
missing out on when
we choose to
fuss and fight,
instead of expressing
understanding
and compassion.

Hey– the differences
between us aren’t nearly
as many as our similarities,
ya know.

moreI mean,
in terms of music,
you can choose
your approach:

” Bow Down Bitches ” 
or
” Love Is The Answer ”

Nuts.
aonemore

I have no respect
for anybody who thinks
they always have to
have the upper hand,
even in terms of speech.

Cause if
everybody’s a bitch –
what are you?

Uh huh.

Or maybe I’m just
barking up the
wrong damn tree.

Blogging
vintage schmaltzy
romantic postcards
mightn’t exactly be
the most effective
bully-pulpit for
this purpose, I guess.

But I’m still
posting ’em,
dammit.

!!! HOY !!!!

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kisscard

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Would You ?

Wow —

I might be covered
with dust and old
bits of paper …

— and my garage is
about to burst —

but it was sure
worth it, man.

WHAT-CHOO-
TALKIN-BOUT
Willis?

Well, I’ll tell ya. 

Among the treasures
of the local stamp
and postcard show
this year , were a
number of vintage
postcards by a
favorite
artist of mine–

namely,
Albert Peter Carmichael,
a cartoonist for the old
New York World
newspaper back in
the first decades of
the 1900’s.

You’ve probably
already seen a
measure of his
postcard work here
on the Muscleheaded Blog,
although the ones
featured on
today’s post are
a bit different
than those
previously shown.

The series was called:
” Would You ? ”

(and who hasn’t ?)

I like this guy’s sense
of humor a lot –

— he’s draws in his style
exceptionally well,
he’s got a wicked sense of
irony, and he doesn’t mind
getting a little bit risque
with his art.

His characters have
all the usual
human foibles,
likes and dislikes,
and are quite relatable
to modern audiences.

The cards are usually
bright, colorful, funny,
and very readable —

– – despite being
over 100 years old.

I hope I’m
that easy to take
when I’m a hundred, man –

— but I sincerely
doubt it.

Ahem.

His subjects usually
deal with the common
dilemmas of every day
life in that era-

but of course,
there’s also
plenty of
wine,
women,
and song.

So,
who wouldn’t ?
(love that?)

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