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Jeremy’s “Tattoo”

May 27, 2011

Here’s a rather unusual contribution to our ongoing series of photos of tattoos belonging to Archie McPhee employees, this time from Jeremy:

It was Chanukah 2006. My brothers and I were up late. The cedar had ended before midnight, Grandmam and Pops had hit the sack, and we were draining the last of the manischewitz while waiting for the long-burn menorah candles to go out. As we sat there in good spirits, torah unspooled, boning up on our midrash halakha, I brought up the issue of tattoo prohibition in Jewish law. (My youngest brother had recently tattooed the image of his own face onto his face, slightly askew. It actually turned out much better than we imagined upon first hearing about it.) I reminded my brothers that, “You shall not make gashes in your flesh for the dead, or incise any marks on yourselves: I am the Lord” (Leviticus 19:28). This was met with snickers and sneers. Next thing I know, it’s late afternoon on the second day of Chanukah, I am waking up out of a sweetened grape juice stupor with swollen knuckles and a whole lot of guilt. . .

Celebrity Spotting!

May 24, 2011

Hal Sparks recently paid a visit to the store to pick up a few necessities, because, as you well know, we only sell necessary items.

Thanks Hal! We were delighted to meet you.

Nunzilla like you’ve never seen her before!

May 19, 2011

If you’ve been a fan of Archie McPhee for a while then you’re probably already quite familiar with Nunzilla. She’s a classic. But this little video, recently shot at the Archie McPhee store, takes Nunzilla’s special skills and sets the stage for making her a terrifying star:

Q&A with Shana

May 16, 2011

Welcome to another round of Q&A with a member of the Archie McPhee store staff. This time we’ll hear from our manager, High Priestess of Rubber Chickens, Shana!

Archie McPhee: What is your nerdiest secret?

Shana: I love old Star Trek and I own an “I’m with illogical” t-shirt. At home I even drink out of a lieutenant Uhura mug!

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

Shana: The strangest is a banana used in a Damned show by Captain Sensible. The most delicious is my home made pear chutney (using pears from my tree!)

AM: What, if anything, do you collect?

Shana: Black cats! Vintage girl stuff like compacts, hair nets, bobbi pins.

AM: What is your superpower?

Shana: My blood curdling scream (watch for an up and coming product featuring my scream)

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

Shana: Pink mustaches for girls!

Thanks Shana! We’ll vouch for the fact that your scream is pretty spectacular!

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

Funny or Not Funny – Season Two – Episode 3

May 12, 2011

Nai and Gibson are back with another episode of “Funny or Not Funny” – the definitive answer to what is and isn’t funny. Check it out!