Ed Polish is the owner of Ephemera Inc., a novelty company specializing in magnets, buttons, and stickers featuring prim and proper vintage advertisements juxtaposed with modern, saucy sayings.
The ads often feature Suzy Homemaker women saying defiant, snarky phrases like I never met a man I couldnt blame, Im still hot, it just comes with flashes now, and Darn right Im good in the kitchen. I can eat for hours, and are featured in Polishs new book You Say Im A Diva Like Its A Bad Thing (Ten Speed Press).
Polish says his modern, humorous take on the ads often gets praise from people who appreciate the provocative slogans, but once in a while hell get strange and negative reactions.
Polish says, One time a Rush Limbaugh-type conservative accused me of having a feminine Nazi agenda and wanted to hit me in the head with a shovel. Another time someone thought I was a drag queen for making up these snappy slogans. I do neither of those things. But I live to provoke!
You Say Im A Diva hits shelves in May.
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