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Archie McPhee on Wired!

Apr 28, 2011

The fine folks from Wired.com recently paid us a visit and then wrote a piece and put together an awesome photo essay all about Archie McPhee!

Check it out here—–> Handerpants, Devil Duckies and Rubber Chickens: Inside Archie McPhee

(Photo of the fabulous Shana, High Priestess of Rubber Chickens by Jim Merithew)

New Archie McPhee Commercial!

Apr 27, 2011

This panda really wants you to buy some bacon mints. It’s probably a good idea to do what the panda says:

Oh, and if this panda seems familiar to you, it’s likely because you’ve previously seen one of its cousins here!

Introducing Gish. . .

Apr 25, 2011

Friends of Archie McPhee, please meet Gish! She recently joined the Archie McPhee store staff and we’d like to introduce her to you with another round of Q&A:

Archie McPhee: What is your nerdiest secret?

Gish: My nerdiest secret… I have been saving a fruit-roll-up in my freezer for 3 years now because every time I see it, it reminds me of a wicked awesome weekend.

AM: What is the strangest thing inside your fridge right now? What’s the most delicious?

Gish: The strangest thing inside my fridge would be batteries. The most delicious thing inside my fridge currently is cucumber tamatillo salsa.

AM: What, if anything, do you collect?

Gish: I collect wigs, silly putty, costumes, hats and head wear and objects that remind me of good times.

AM: What is your superpower?

Gish: My super power is super funk. Disco, not stink. Ha!

AM: What Archie McPhee product do you wish you’d had as a child?

Gish: The Archie’s product I wish I would have had as a child would have to be our various adhesive medical strips. I was a hypochondriac and would want a band-aid if my eyelashes hurt (which they did). Life would have been more entertaining with Archie McPhee bandages.

Thanks Gish and welcome to Archie McPhee! We’re glad to have you with us. And we love those tiger PJs!

Stay tuned for more Q&A sessions with other members of the Archie McPhee staff.

Jeremy’s Book Recommendations: “The Nose”

Apr 18, 2011

I’d like to introduce a new recurring feature for the Archie McPhee Seattle blog. Jeremy, who you might remember from a previous post in which he had some primate friends perched on his shoulders, is going recommend stories and books that he has enjoyed that are also related to products in our store. Here’s the first one, we hope you enjoy it!

Looking at the Nose Pencil Sharpener brought to mind one of my favorite Nikolai Gogol stories, “The Nose,” in which a man’s nose leaves his face and becomes a character in its own right. The nose’s previous owner, Major Kovalyov, watches as his schnoz is not only accepted by the people with whom it interacts, but also achieves a higher rank in the military than the man to whom it belonged in the first place. The story follows the Major as he tries to makes sense of a world seemingly gone mad in its illogicality and inability to question the incredible absurdity which seems so obvious to him. This is exactly how everyone in your office will react when you take out your Nose Pencil Sharpener, stick a pencil in its nostril, and begin to turn it slowly.

Fun Fact: Woody Allen is an admirer of Gogol and paid homage to him in his film Sleeper by having our future society ruled by a leader who had been reduced by an assassination attempt to just a nose on life support.

Witness the miracle of Miracle Eyes Jesus

Apr 13, 2011

Is it a miracle or an optical illusion?
Does it creep you out or do you find it strangely soothing?
Could this be a new way to induce hypnosis?