Thursday, November 12, 2009

Curly Cords Where Are You?

Today's Theme Thursday is TELEPHONE

Telephone's have certainly change over the years, haven't they. One thing with all the cordless phones now that I don't miss is the curly cords. Remember those?

I must have had some weird habit in the way I picked up my work phone (back when I bothered to go to work) because it would just end up like this after awhile:

Now that they don't have many of them, I wondered what happened to them and what we're missing other than the irritating ball of tangled cord.

First of all, the movies had to redifine their thriller/slasher genres to no longer used the cliche victim trying to call the police while the assailant tries to strangle them with the curly cord. People in the future aren't going to understand these old movies at all.

But where DID all that curly cord go to?

Fortunately, not all of it is sitting in a landfill. Some of it made decorative purses...

Some of it made exotic wigs...

Some of it made cutesy little knick knacks to regift to somebody...

Some of them were used as wrist watch bands...

And then there was the odd sheep and curly cord phone experimental program that the govenment didn't tell you about...

50 comments:

Mrsupole said...

Six days in a row. Hah. What can I say, row, row, row the boat, gently on it's way.

And with me being Mrs Upole, hehe, get it 'up the pole', hubby works for phone company, this is a great subject you got here.

God bless.

Ronda Laveen said...

2nd. I hope.

Ronda Laveen said...

Sheesh, okay! Who knows how many times me beloved Sherry, aka mrsupole, will try to sneak in here.

The sheep? Are they the secret that is kept in Area 51?

I think I have many of those Curly Cords in a huge box upstairs. Thanks for all those creative ideas. I could "SO" make curly purses.

Nessa said...

I have a new Halloween costume for next year.

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Nessa said...

Have you done a piece on the end of the world in 2012 yet?

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Mrsupole said...

Wow, I would also like to see your piece on the end of the world in 2012.

I just figured it out that maybe it is my curly cord hair that gives me insomnia or maybe it is that dress and jewelry that goes with my curly hair that is keeping me from sleeping. Dang it where is that hair straightener thingy again, oh crap, it has a curly cord too....helppppppppp

The Incredible Woody said...

I was always the official untangler of the curly cord - I'm glad they are gone!

Betsy said...

Ha-ha! Love the wig!

Roy Scribner said...

Hmmm, I like the wig - kind of a Bladerunner thing going on, there. Uh oh, is it normal to have replicant fantasies?

Quirkyloon said...

I want that wig!

And VE? You have a gift. Truly you do. So when are you going to share this gift by letting us in on the web address where you find these outrageous photos?

LMBO

VE said...

mrsupole - You've made a six pack now!

ronda - Now I wouldn't have suspected you as a curly cord hoarder!

nessa - Excellent...don't let the government take you away thinking your an escaped curly cord sheep though...

nessa - I have not...I figure nobody's gonna read it...they'll all be dead

mrsupole - It's pretty bad when the hair straightener has a curly cord...

incredible woody - I'd have to stand at my desk and hold the phone in the air for like five minutes while it unwound itself. I liked to do it when my boss was on the other end...

betsy - They'll be all the rage in the next decade...

roy - If they look like Darryl Hannah then you're ok...

quirkyloon - The wig is yours. It comes in a lovely avacado green too. As to the photos, you're going to have to ask the gnomes. Careful...they pinch...

Stephanie said...

The sheep sculptures are so clever.

Unfinished Rambler said...

I don't know where you come up with all this stuff, but as usual, I love it. I'm glad I now know what happened to all that cord.

Brian Miller said...

those sheep are too cool...and i need to get me one of those wigs!

AngelMay said...

VE, this was just too funny! I can remember sitting down with a curly cord and trying to get it to re-curl properly. THAT was an exercise in futility I can tell you. Great photo choices. Loved this post.

Gladys said...

VE I knew you had a thing for sheep. I think that's legal in Morogon isn't it?

Also and too my mom wouldn't let us get a long cord for the only telephone in the house. It was in the kitchen and the only way to talk on the phone was to stand right next to it because the 4 inch curly cord would stretch any further.

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Love that last one. Wish I'd thought of it.

nanc said...

So you can't make soup with them?

lime said...

i was hoping you'd get to the picture of the sheep. that cracks me up. the purse is actually kinda groovy and that dee snider clone is just scary.

Kurt said...

I held off getting a cordless phone for many years and got by with one of those extender phone cords. Recommended!

e said...

I love your take on this theme...very clever and those sheep phones are too much, LOL!

otin said...

The one with the hair looked like Dee Snider from twisted sister! lol!

Elizabeth said...

We still have a phone with a cord. It gives me something to fiddle with when I'm taking to someone.

Roy said...

What pea-brained lackwit ever thought that curly cords were a good idea? They damned near destroyed western civilization! I was so glad when I had enough money to buy a cordless phone and throw those nuisance curly cords away.

Heh, heh! Great post, VE!

Wings said...

Michael Myers takes out one of his victims in "Halloween" with the phone cord! I totally blanked on that, I could have used. Totally dumb of me!

Poetikat said...

I've seen those sheep before and I think they're fantastic!

ReformingGeek said...

Um, yeah. What ELSE would you do with a curly cord but make it into an animal with a phone for a head. Brilliant.

The wig scared me and I hope I don't get that watch for Christmas.

Megan said...

I would totally regift that thing, too.

VE said...

stephanie - I can't take any credit for those; I'm just the messenger that will probably get shot...

unfinished rambler - I wanted my own focus for theme thursday but it's such a limited topic and I had no idea what to do until the night before I had to post something. It just sort of came to me...

brian - I wouldn't wear the wig down at the NRA offices though

angelmay - I've been there...I've been there

gladys - I'm so baaaad... Four inches isn't very long, by-the-way...

perpetual chocoholic - It's my job to present here stuff that you were wiser to have avoided...

nanc - Alas, they're a bit chewy...

lime - Dee Snyder...good one...I knew it looked like somebody.

kurt - Only you would stay retro...

e - I had to be different...

otin - I hadn't thought of that until you and Lime mentioned it. Too funny...

elizabeth - You stick your finger out and wrap the curls around it, don't you...

roy - The pea-brains always implement this crap, don't they?

wings - It's my job to remember that fantastical nonsense!

poetikat - The gnomes approve!

reforminggeek - Note to self...call reforminggeek's hubby back and suggest another gift idea...

VE said...

megan - Regifting can save our economy you know...

JeffScape said...

Those sheep are awesome. Where do you find this stuff?

nanny said...

great pics!!!

VE said...

jeffscape - My gnomes are very good at finding things...

nanny - Thanks!

Kate Hanley said...

Okay those pictures are fabulous. I must get myself one of those purses! Oh and the wig to go with it. Hmm..maybe I could make a skirt out of telephone cords...Great post, loved it.

Uncivil said...

Ewe? Telesheep?

VE said...

kate - You could be the curly cord queen and have a full ensemble. I wouldn't recommend the curly cord pens; they're hard to grip.

uncivil - Republicans... ;)

Janna said...

Not sure if I should admit this or not, but the wig is making me crave macaroni and cheese.

Janna said...

Oh, and hey, I did Friday Flash 55 this week.
here it is. :)

nursemyra said...

that's a really ugly wristband

Baino said...

Aww hit me over the head with a wet fish I wish I'd thought of this one. I want a curly cord handbag! And look out, there's a fridge running in your general direction.

Dee said...

this was a good post, I don't miss those curly cords at all

VE said...

janna - I like my mac & cheese straight, not curly. Oh, and I saw your 55 already...that was funny...

nursemyra - You can only do so much with curly cord...

baino - Ha! That fridge gets around!

dee - 9 of out 10 people recommend avoiding curly cord...(there's always that one other person)

Anne said...

it's my [un]official duty in life to untangle curly cords.

Jaime said...

i love the woman strangling that guy with the phone cord. so resourceful of her

VE said...

anne - Everyone needs a skill. Mine is ignoring the mail and phone...

jaime - Clearly she wanted a bigger raise...

Carla said...

I want me one of them wigs. Those sheep are a little scary.

Maureen said...

Ok. Those sheep are AWESOME!

VE said...

carla - I think it's the oil people making those sheep...wool is just too natural for them...

maureen - You want one...I know.

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