Tonight

December 31, 2006

Tonight as you celebrate

Keep an eye towards the future

Avoid conflict

On your way home... drive something safe

Better yet, take the train

Sometime tonight
Take a moment to yourself
And make a wish

For more upskirts happiness in 2007

Have a fun New Years. I'll see you at breakfast.


Inflated

December 31, 2006



Participation

December 30, 2006



Slumber

December 30, 2006



Befriended

December 30, 2006



Vacation

December 29, 2006



Celebration

December 29, 2006



Vera

December 29, 2006



Catholic

December 27, 2006



Adventure

December 27, 2006



Advertising

December 27, 2006



Technique

December 27, 2006



Pet

December 26, 2006



Hazing

December 26, 2006

*My eagle eyed friend Jeff has pointed out that these were taken at the Illiois Institute of Technology campus. These photos were taken when it was known as The Armour Institute of Technology.*

(also an article from the 1939 student newspaper about the hazing problem here (pdf)


Relax

December 25, 2006

Now is the time
To sit by the tree
And enjoy the cool breeze
Blowing up your mumu.

Merry Christmas all.



Midnight

December 24, 2006

Dammit. It's almost midnight. What the hell are you doing on the computer? Midnight mass in in 50 minutes. Get dressed. Get your ass to church. Man, I feel like your mom.

** * Warning white trash Christmas tale to follow * **

Midnight mass. Good catholics go to midnight mass on Christmas eve. We were young, life was a party. We had our own variation on the celebration of the holiday. We went to midnight mass.... but we went after a few cocktails. All my friends would grab a bottle or two from the parents booze stash and meet in a park. We'd drink what we could and then head on over to midnight mass... This particular year our friend Peggy brought a bottle of Wild Irish Rose to the park. Being the booze connoisseurs that we were (at 16 years old) we all refused to drink it. My friend Mike looked at the bottle and proclaimed "This is evil. The devil's blood". Peggy was quite offended. Usually we would drink anything but today was ... well, Christmas Eve. This was no time for crappy wine. We argued the propriety of drinking Wild Irish Rose on a holiday. Peggy was quite upset by our snub. In her own personal protest, she ended up drinking the whole bottle herself.

We attended midnight mass. I noticed Peggy looked quite ill (for some reason or another).... She looked at me and said "I don't feel so good"....."Church" That was the only thing that went through my mind. Peggy is going to barf in church. I looked around at all the statues and they seemed to be starng at me. I heard a loud voice inside my head (was it god?) The voice said "DO NOT LET HER BARF INSIDE THE CHURCH"

Great. Now, I've done some unholy things in my life but I'll be damned (literally) if I was going to let Peggy puke on Jesus. My friend Mike and I grabbed her arm and hustled her through the huge double doors. We got her just outside of the front of the church and that's when Peggy let loose with a huge purple stream of vomit. Mike looked at me and said "See that's why I did't drink that stuff" .... I concurred ...."Yea good call" I said as I struggled to stand Peggy up.... "But we really should get her off of the steps before mass lets out." ... Mike agreed. We both looked at Peggy and she was really upset. She was sobbing about "Going to hell" and "Puking on God". Mike said to her "Look Peggy it's not like you threw up in church. You threw up outside the church so it's not that bad. " That seemed to calm her down a bit. We threw some snow over the barf, carried Peggy to the car and got the hell out of there.

In some sadness I must report that was the last midnight mass I ever attended.


Arrival

December 24, 2006



Gifts

December 24, 2006



Celebration

December 24, 2006



Preparation

December 24, 2006



Greetings

December 24, 2006



Super

December 23, 2006



Adventure

December 23, 2006

Bighappyfunhouse
New and improved for the holidays
Less ass
Less mudwrestling
More Christmas



Family

December 23, 2006



Showtime

December 22, 2006



Summertime

December 22, 2006



Sports

December 22, 2006



Star

December 21, 2006



No

December 21, 2006



Apocalypse

December 21, 2006



So.......

December 20, 2006


Waiting

December 20, 2006



Memories

December 20, 2006



Amusement

December 20, 2006



Loot

December 20, 2006



Suburbia

December 20, 2006

Some people think that life seems a lot better when it seems like its never going to end
That's the illusion of the suburbs
You get lulled into an existence
That lets you feel nothing

Some people fear change
They feel as if they don't have the means
The means is within you
You just need to have to courage to let it come out

It's not about fearing what will happen
Or dying
It's about living the life
That's waiting there for you



Apprehension

December 19, 2006



Relaxation

December 19, 2006



Red

December 18, 2006



Decor

December 18, 2006



Possessed

December 18, 2006



Motorhome

December 18, 2006

Ah, old motorhomes.......shudder.



Wishes

December 17, 2006



Attempt

December 16, 2006



Billy

December 15, 2006



Assistance

December 15, 2006



Brothers

December 15, 2006



Fetish

December 14, 2006



Dapper

December 14, 2006



Drawn

December 13, 2006



Gin

December 13, 2006



Entertainment

December 13, 2006



Artbabe

December 12, 2006



Delightful

December 12, 2006



Neglected

December 12, 2006



Want

December 12, 2006



Occupants

December 11, 2006



Go

December 11, 2006

I have a friend. She's thinking of moving to the west coast.
She keeps running into obstacles. I think her life is like a human version of Frogger.
She takes a step towards leaving and then WHAM, a car comes out of nowhere.
I'm afraid she might give up and stay in suburbia.
Convince her to keep trying.



Escape

December 11, 2006



Giant

December 10, 2006



Dream

December 09, 2006

I keep having this dream. There's a woman with an obvious wig. She sits down at the kitchen table and says "Let's go up to the lake". I look at her and say "Sure. But who the hell are you?". I've never seen her before. She takes a long drag from her cigarette and says "I want to go to the lake. Now". I grab my coat and she follows me to the car. As the city turns into forest and sunlight, we drive north. There's no other traffic. It's quiet. We're going to the lake.



Prepared

December 09, 2006



Style

December 09, 2006



Identification

December 08, 2006



Advice

December 08, 2006



Assistance

December 08, 2006



Chef

December 08, 2006



Gimme

December 07, 2006



Illumination

December 07, 2006



There

December 06, 2006



Interrupted

December 06, 2006



Adventure

December 06, 2006



Measurement

December 05, 2006



Intent

December 05, 2006



Toss

December 05, 2006



View

December 05, 2006



Timing

December 04, 2006



Review

December 04, 2006



Bedtime

December 04, 2006



Sunday Leftovers

December 03, 2006

The pictures you see on Bighappyfunhouse are usually stuff that I find that week. I go to flea markets and dig through boxes of crapola to find one or two pictures that are good ones. It's like a food chain. Someone throws them in the garbage - An alley pickers finds them - He takes them to the flea market - I buy them - Then through the magic of the internets - They end up on your computer. Every week I get to say to you folks - "Hey look what I found at the flea market today!". I think half the fun of doing Bighappyfunhouse is posting the stuff as you find it.

Every now and then there a photo that I scan ....that for some reason or another ....I never get around to posting. They all end up in a folder on my desktop titled "OKwhatthehellaretheseallabout"

Well, it's sunday. A good day to have some leftovers. Here's the photos from that folder.

Enjoy

abigolscorbysparty.jpg

gonefromtheshot.jpg

handtintedbadnessorama.jpg

helikedtoruineveryphotowetook.jpg

honorasasymbol.jpg

startlethedogg.jpg

thedangerofthecurb.jpg

thefriendshipofreflection.jpg


Memory

December 03, 2006



Illinois

December 03, 2006



Happy

December 02, 2006



Choices

December 02, 2006



Crop

December 02, 2006



Break

December 01, 2006



Opinion

December 01, 2006



Waltz

December 01, 2006



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