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Dear Texas Belles [May. 9th, 2007|11:15 pm]
The American Caliban
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antebellum cap popper
I can't decide which I want more, the "give me a penny" coin bank, or the Black Lady Mechanical bank. The whole collection of Black Americana is OUTSTANDING. Kudos!

P.S. It's 2007.

[User Picture]From: sterlingm
2007-05-10 06:44 am (UTC)
I love the "God Bless America" on the front page of their site, as an added dose of unintentional irony. I'm surprised that a tube of "Darkie" toothpaste wasn't included.

Can't win 'em all. :(
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[User Picture]From: gillen
2007-05-10 06:46 am (UTC)
I love the "Aunt Jemima and Uncle Salt and Pepper Set"

Now ladies... you KNOW what Uncle's name is. Let's hear it. C'mon... I'll give you a hint. It ain't 'Ben'.
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[User Picture]From: horty_pie
2007-05-10 08:29 am (UTC)
If Cast Iron Mammy isn't a song on the next Tom Waits album, there's no justice in the world.
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[User Picture]From: mrhinelander
2007-05-10 02:50 pm (UTC)

Black Americana

That's brilliant, "We're Americans, and this is what blackness is." Smiling gap-toothed simpletons who toss coins into their mouths.

I'm going to write to the factory that is currently manufacturing these $3.00 retail price gems (maybe to apply, perhaps as a lips painter). My suggestions for new Black Americana figurines will be:

1) Aunt Jemima being rejected for a housing loan in the white section of Texasbelletown,
2) Aunt Jemima being pulled over on her way to work in Texasbelletown, because she's black, and
3) Aunt Jemima being rejected for jury service, because of her "negative experiences with the police" 20 years ago when she saw family members stomped during an indiscriminate raid.
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[User Picture]From: cataptromancer
2007-05-10 04:11 pm (UTC)
I notice you can put reviews on the products...
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[User Picture]From: nefas
2007-05-10 05:26 pm (UTC)
i am so, so embarrassed.
not all of us proper type southern ladies (even the ones in texas) are... that way. i swear. =[
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[User Picture]From: autodidactic
2007-05-10 05:43 pm (UTC)
I've known black collectors of the old memorabilia down in Florida. However, making new stuff of this... there's simply no excuse.
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[User Picture]From: daisyhunter
2007-05-11 04:20 am (UTC)
Well, at least we know what to bring to the Baby Pr0k babyshower :D
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From: besskeloid
2007-05-12 01:59 am (UTC)
What's wrong with being racy?

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