Nancy Merrill’s latest photo challenge is ‘Whimsical‘. My contribution is this shot of a display of red, retro, plastic kitchenware in the City Museum of St. Louis. Why the words in the speech bubble tickle my sense of whimsy / humour / irony, I’m struggling to explain. My friends would no doubt say it’s because I have a dodgy sense of humour: I can laugh quite a lot at things that apparently aren’t funny, including my own jokes.
To clarify, this doesn’t make me laugh but it does make me smile. Decades ago, back in the last century, all that a big-shouldered, kitchen-fearing guy would have needed to feel properly masculine wielding kitchen implements would have been the right colour of equipment.
Was it a genuine marketing concept or a one off? I’d guess the latter, but I’ll never know.
Incidentally, if I was offered my choice of any of these, I’d take the clock – it has such a classic retro look – although the lady in the pinny appeals to me too.