i hate to admit it, but i absolutely love this crap. it appeals to the retro-lover in me. of course, it's not a new phenomenon, but it is gaining popularity. i'm sure you've seen them at barnes and noble and other cushy book stores: these artsy retro pics with pulp quotes. i used to have to go to chronicle books for such delightful trash, but now it's everywhere. and it even has a name: retro humor. i swear there were at least three calendars sporting retro-suburban vitriol that i wanted to buy this year, but didn't want to have to explain to the smocklings. i did get a fab address book that sports some good ones.