Stalker

September 30, 2006



Amusement

September 30, 2006



Protector

September 30, 2006



Announcement

September 30, 2006



Gone

September 30, 2006



Somewhat Hot Hot Upskirt Action

September 30, 2006



Fear

September 29, 2006

At a young age
All the snowmen
Are taught
To fear the yellow



Taste

September 29, 2006



Songstress

September 29, 2006



Herbie

September 29, 2006



Earl

September 28, 2006

I want that lamp. Now. Earl, gimme that lamp. Come on Earl, Gimme that lamp.
No no no. Not the television.
The lamp. That awesome lamp behind you.
Gimme gimme gimme.
EARL! GIVE ME THE DAMNED LAMP!



Parts

September 28, 2006



Decor

September 28, 2006

Sometimes I wonder what the photographer was thinking



Illumination

September 28, 2006



Manual

September 28, 2006



Showtime

September 27, 2006



Greetings

September 27, 2006



Soon

September 27, 2006



Hot Hot Upskirt Action!

September 27, 2006

Bighappyfunhouse - Home of the upskirt



Decor

September 26, 2006



Inquisition

September 26, 2006



Torture

September 26, 2006



Offspring

September 26, 2006



Claire

September 26, 2006



Celebration

September 26, 2006



Thinking

September 26, 2006



Juxtaposition

September 26, 2006



Spectacular

September 25, 2006



Ambidextrous

September 25, 2006

*Warning - White Trash Story to Follow*

When I was a kid
Every adult woman in my family smoked
Constantly
They always had a cig in their fingers
And they became really good
At doing all the basic things in life
With that lit cigarette
Waving around in the air like a
Magicians wand
Cooking
Laundry
Almost anything
With that cigarette
Between her fingers

One Thanksgiving
I watched my aunt
Smack her kid upside the head with one hand
While balancing a plate of food and a cocktail in the other
The cigarette in her fingers
Never dropped an ash
I remember wondering
"How did she do that?"
Was there a special class you took
At community college?
Or was it just passed on in the genes
From one generation to the next?

Kids have fun
Sometimes you'd be running around
Playing
And you'd run into the lit cigarette
You'd howl with pain
They'd look down at you
The response was always the same
A quick inspection of your burn
A pat on the head
"Oh honey. I'm sooo sorry"
Then they'd light up another cigarette
And continue making
The tuna casserole



Design

September 25, 2006



Effort

September 25, 2006



Quality

September 24, 2006



Ziggy

September 24, 2006

Not Safe For Work ...(or fans of Ziggy)


Shine

September 24, 2006



Ready

September 24, 2006



Imbibe

September 23, 2006



Enhancement

September 23, 2006



Happiness

September 23, 2006

Sorry I'm so late guys, it's been a crazy day.



Grounded

September 22, 2006



Dammit

September 22, 2006

If you've been having problems reaching Bighappyfunhouse
It's because my hosting company
Is fiddling around with the settings
They claim to have it fixed



Seagram's

September 22, 2006



Request

September 22, 2006



Love

September 22, 2006



Winner

September 21, 2006



Gifts

September 21, 2006



Pie

September 21, 2006



Balance

September 21, 2006



Decor

September 20, 2006



Explaination

September 20, 2006



Unity

September 20, 2006



Touched

September 19, 2006



Thirsty

September 19, 2006



Spectator

September 19, 2006



Sandwich

September 19, 2006



Technology

September 18, 2006



Relaxation

September 18, 2006



Shiner

September 18, 2006



Canadians

September 18, 2006



Display

September 17, 2006



Busted

September 17, 2006



Displeasure

September 16, 2006



Meat

September 16, 2006

It's Saturday
A special day
A day to get outside
And cook some meat on the grill
Please think of me
While you're flipping your meat



Excitement

September 16, 2006



Gloria

September 16, 2006



Rock

September 16, 2006



Arrival

September 15, 2006

Dear Detroit

Once upon a time you made some bad ass vehicles.
The cars looked like artwork.
Why not get back to basics.
You might actually start selling cars again.

Thanks



Handshake

September 15, 2006



Reginald

September 15, 2006

Reggie never had any fun
He watched the others with their happiness and wondered
How do they ever get any work done?
He ended up living alone in a big house
Drinking too much wine
And bemoaning what might have been
Had he only turned around to see
What he'd been missing
Maybe life would be
A blessing



Exuberance

September 15, 2006



Serenade

September 15, 2006



No No No No No

September 14, 2006

Earlier this week I bought a couple hundred boxes of vintage carnival toys (don't ask..I don't even know why). So today, I'm sorting through some them..... I reach into a huge box and pull out this little plastic clown. I look down at it and it smiles at me. I throw it on the ground and turn away....but somehow.... he's suddenly in front of me.... I walk out of the warehouse and he's there....on the sidewalk....waiting....smiling.

At first I just see him.

But them I notice.

He's not alone.

Now there are hundreds of these little bastards.

An army of tiny smiling clowns......silently..... waiting.

Are your doors locked tonight? All your windows shut?

Not that it matters.

They always find a way in.

Yes Virgina, there is a devil and he wears a polka dot clownsuit.

God help us all.


.


Happiness

September 14, 2006



Clean

September 14, 2006



temptress

September 14, 2006



Sneaky

September 13, 2006



Insult

September 13, 2006



Design

September 13, 2006



Witness

September 13, 2006



Celebration

September 13, 2006



So, what's new?

September 12, 2006


Reconsidered

September 12, 2006



Friendship

September 12, 2006



Outdoorsman

September 12, 2006

Zee new scanner is here.


Toppled

September 12, 2006



recipe

September 11, 2006

Hey everybody, Nick again. Ron's out cooking up "a big surprise" to quote the man himself. He asked me to post a photo or two tonight so y'all don't get lonely.



Wisconsin

September 11, 2006

I like getting away. I like relaxing. I like goofing off. I like muskies. I like giving away things to strangers. I like artbabes. I like people who refuse to quit. I like that feeling you get when you wake up in the morning and realize you're not dead yet. I like girls who are happy. I like photos of people with their eyes closed. I like walking around a flea market in the middle of the afternoon and finding something really valuable that all the "good" dealers missed. I like that split second before you open a photo album that has been buried in a trunk for fifty years. I like attics. I like people who surprise me. I like things that were inappropriately approved. I like being somewhere that feels like nowhere. I like old lawn chairs and the marks they leave on the back of your arms.

And man.... do I like Wisconsin.

I missed you guys and gals. I nice to get away for a few days but man do you realize what's important to you when it's gone.

At least Angelica and Nick made it a clown-free weekend. (Thanks!) I'm buying yet another scanner this afternoon. More pics later today.


relief

September 10, 2006



romance

September 10, 2006



buddha

September 10, 2006



memory

September 10, 2006


injustice

September 10, 2006



sensei

September 09, 2006



emotional

September 09, 2006



babysitter

September 09, 2006



rescued

September 09, 2006

Hey folks, Nick from Square America here. Apparently, Ron's scanner just blew up so I'm flying in to save the day (or the weekend as the case may be).



escape

September 08, 2006



barrel of fun

September 08, 2006

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beachy keen

September 08, 2006

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Mutt and Jeff

September 08, 2006

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Darwin

September 08, 2006

Well, I don't know what strange little gremlin is lurking in my computer, but it decided to mess with my posting abilities. After searching the forums for the answer, I had to break down and call Ron. But it was soooo worth it! We chatted for ever about this and that. Wow, what a nice guy and so much fun. He made my day. So it all worked out for the best in the end.

Here again, for those few of you that saw it the first time around, is that crazy monkey daddy-o.

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Pot

September 08, 2006

How quickly time flies when you're having fun! Angelica here again on my final day
at the Big Happy. Today, I thought I would show you some fun prop photographs.
These are the types of images that started me collecting photos many years ago.
At one time, prop photos were all that I would buy, like paper moons, flying machines,
etc., but when they got harder to find and the prices shot up, I set my eyes on snapshots. But that's another story.

On another note, it has been a pleasure entertaining you fine folks. Please come and visit me sometime at Swapatorium. You are always welcome!
Thanks Ron for trusting me with your wonderful site.
*Signs off with Carol Burnett song* I'm so glad we had this time together....


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Pollinate

September 07, 2006



Tobacco Budworms

September 07, 2006



Lawn Jockey

September 07, 2006



Garden Weasel

September 07, 2006

Hello everyone! Angelica here from Swapatorium filling in for Ron today and tomorrow. Like Ron and Nick, I too collect vintage photos. I tried to pick some from my collection that I thought would feel right at home at the Big Happy. So without further ado, here is a selection of photos that I call The Garden of Good and Evil.




Cheese

September 06, 2006

I'm heading on up to Milwaukee today
For pie



Eddie

September 06, 2006



Blocked

September 05, 2006



Scene

September 05, 2006

Storytime - Best short story to go with the photo wins a wonderful prize.



Practice

September 05, 2006



Success

September 05, 2006



Patience

September 04, 2006



Sean

September 04, 2006



Seat

September 04, 2006



Quiet

September 04, 2006



Abandoned

September 03, 2006



Freedom

September 03, 2006



Accessories

September 02, 2006



For Franko

September 02, 2006



Umpire

September 02, 2006



Headliners

September 02, 2006

I was talking to Nick from Squareamerica and we both realized we've seen photos like this many times before. Ones with the girls heads poking through newspapers....Mostly from the 1920s. We have no idea why. Anyone care to venture a guess?



Rebel

September 01, 2006



Friday

September 01, 2006



Taste

September 01, 2006



Caroline

September 01, 2006







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Adjustment

September 01, 2006



Guardian

September 01, 2006



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