Sunday, March 29, 2009

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Undisclosed dangers of microsurgery

"I'm your new Doctor, Dr. Benway"

"Relax... You won't feel a thing."

Prescription Mix-up

This was now the third time old man Walters the pharmacist
gave Doris the wrong prescription.
She wanted to call someone, but forgot how to use the phone.

Art Surgery


Sometimes I'll make a "temporary" collage, just tacking down the elements so they might reappear elsewhere later. The bearded gent came from the Green Room. You'll likely see these other characters again too...

Decapitation

Mushroom transplant

Friday, March 27, 2009

Brain Sorbet


Sorry for poor quality of these collages. I put it down to the foul weather!

Cost Of Operation - An Arm & A Leg

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Trust your mechanic



Theme of the Week - Medical Mishaps

Sorry for the early post, but I will be away from the computer tomorrow and not able to post. Thanks all!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

Remove Your Hat in the Theater


Eat Like A Bird

If you "eat like a bird," you may eat up to one-half your body weight every single day!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Date Crashers

 A proper young lady is never left alone with a man in the parlor.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Jesus Christ Presents: The Holy Ghost Dancers

Cutting Edge Entertainment

Olga Sharpinova, a Russian immigrant, was a popular vaudevillian who performed two different acts each night. Her first performance was juggling knives which left the audience on the edge of their seats. It was her second act, hiccuping the Star Spangled Banner, which brought down the house.

One night, referred in the annals of vaudeville history as "Bloody Sunday," Olga involuntarily started hiccuping while juggling. The knives rained down on her body, even nicking the juggler in the jugular. Luckily there was a physician in the audience who saved her life by applying tourniquets to her wounds that he fashioned from the stage curtains.

She continued performing for a short time after the accident, but eventually quit to marry the doctor who saved her life. Years later, she wrote a bestselling memoir, "Life is Wounderful."

The Slaughterhouse Five

The Dark Side of Vaudeville.

Behind the Greenroom Door


Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Von Krapp Family


The Von Krapp Family were big on the Austrian vaudeville scene back in the 30's and 40's. They had a unique act with a ventriloquist daughter and double jointed sons.
They had several hits in Austria including "A Gottle Of Geer and Schnitzels" and " Dualling Ukuleles*.

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Grim Reaper Show

No one dared to tell the Grim Reaper that his show sucked.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Ventriloquist



He would throw his voice from the most unexpected places.

Ted "Wiggy" Pook


Ted "Wiggy" Pook - "The idiot and his uke" as he was known in the 20's and 30's, built quite a following in the frozen North and probably the only music hall artiste to play outdoors to several eskimos, a polar bear and a penguin during his world tour of both poles in 1935. His wig was insured for a staggering three thousand pounds and his ukulele was carved froma solid lump of whale blubber.

The Grayson Twins


The Grayson Twins who were billed as the "Musical duo with a million fishy tales" used to tour the variety theatres in between the wars with a unique act which included a sea anenome powered grand piano and a singing crab called Norris.

Theme of the Week - Vaudeville

Monday, March 09, 2009