Weird wall calendars?
September 24, 2011 10:41 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for crazy, off-the-wall (so to speak) 2012 wall calendars. I'm not talking Anne Geddes babies-dressed-as-dogs-dressed-as-flowers craziness, but rather things that make passers by stop to give it a side-eye and a "WTF?" A few requirements: monthly layout, SFW, non-religious, and not simply ironic. It has to be weird.
posted by billybunny to Shopping (30 answers total) 63 users marked this as a favorite
 
Try and get the Hoff, ironic and weird.
posted by unliteral at 10:47 PM on September 24, 2011


Heavy Equipment Calendar. Expensive. Order early if you want one, they sell out.
posted by jcruelty at 10:48 PM on September 24, 2011 [5 favorites]


Would you be interested in.... some goats in trees?
posted by meese at 10:48 PM on September 24, 2011 [8 favorites]


I presume they're doing the Accordion Babes calendar again, but I haven't heard anything about it being available yet.

I'm supposed to be in a handbuilt motorcycle calendar for 2012, but we haven't shot it yet.
posted by mollymayhem at 11:06 PM on September 24, 2011


For Japanese-flavour calendars, why not trawl through the J-Box calendar selection? (J-List is the same store but with the NSFW items added in - don't get them confused).
posted by ninazer0 at 11:08 PM on September 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


There is a Sarah Palin wall calendar. They're not ironic, they're dead serious. The link from 2009 doesn't work but they sell them in grocery stores all over Alaska and there is a 2012 edition.
posted by fshgrl at 11:25 PM on September 24, 2011


I enjoy The Daily Coyote calendar and the 2012 version will be available soon.
posted by Anitanola at 11:31 PM on September 24, 2011


Without a doubt, you need the 2012 Calendar of the Mütter Museum.
posted by scody at 11:37 PM on September 24, 2011 [13 favorites]


What you clearly need to do is get one copy each of the twelve best calendars recommended here, make twelve composite calendars with one page from each, keep one, and pin the others up in the next eleven waiting rooms you visit.
posted by flabdablet at 11:48 PM on September 24, 2011 [8 favorites]


6 Packs 9 Lives

That giant ball of yarn really does it.
posted by Winnemac at 11:52 PM on September 24, 2011 [8 favorites]


Women in Waders, and its heady mix of neoprene, babes, and salmonids.
posted by roofus at 12:01 AM on September 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Attractive priests!
posted by cadge at 12:16 AM on September 25, 2011 [4 favorites]


I'd recommend you see if any of these calendars are available fro 2012.
posted by blob at 12:25 AM on September 25, 2011


We had a calendar by the surrealist artist/illustrator Michael Sowa a few years ago that was really, really great.

I can't find a current link to the Extreme Ironing Calendar, but I know where I have seen them in the past and would be happy to see if they have them for 2012, if you decide you can't live without one.
posted by That's Numberwang! at 12:30 AM on September 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


Bohemian cats, extraordinary chickens, and nuns having fun!

Also, the company that makes the goats in trees calendar has an entire line of animals doing yoga: dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens.
posted by Cue the Strings at 12:31 AM on September 25, 2011


Agreed with above, no two words have ever served me better than Extraordinary and Chickens.
posted by yellowbinder at 1:02 AM on September 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


I second Extraordinary Chickens.
posted by Nattie at 1:02 AM on September 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


This might not be weird enough, but I saw this calendar earlier today and considered purchasing it.
posted by EsotericAlgorithm at 1:04 AM on September 25, 2011


Jeanne Carley's Ferret Friends.
posted by hot soup girl at 8:29 AM on September 25, 2011


I hung up the Bunny Suicides calendar in my cubicle at work a couple of years ago, and got the exact "WTF?" response you mention. Evidently it was safe for work, because no one made me take it down.
posted by just_ducky at 9:21 AM on September 25, 2011


Edward Gorey
posted by annsunny at 10:00 AM on September 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'll second Extreme Ironing. I saw it hanging on the wall in our local costume shop, and couldn't take my eyes away from these six-packed, muscley young guys ironing (yes, on an ironing board) in dangerous situations and locations. If I know anything about coworkers, they'll consider it weird....I thought it was gorgeous. And iron-ic.
posted by BostonTerrier at 10:03 AM on September 25, 2011


My friends had Extraordinary Chickens 2011 and highly enjoyed it.
posted by jaksemas at 11:10 AM on September 25, 2011


i always got comments on extraordinary chickens. and i got lots of weird looks for my outhouses one.
posted by misanthropicsarah at 11:36 AM on September 25, 2011


One I've always wanted to get:

Waterskiing Westies
posted by Katemonkey at 12:12 PM on September 25, 2011


I love love love Heather McAdams' L'il Country Calendars. She doesn't have a lot of presence on the internet, so if you get tired of watching her site to see when it's released, come up to Chicago for the next Country Calendar Show.
posted by hydrophonic at 4:19 PM on September 25, 2011 [1 favorite]




And also- oh how I wish this calendar were still in production. Why not paint cats?
posted by jaksemas at 9:55 PM on September 26, 2011


how I wish this calendar were still in production

Hang onto it for another five-and-a-bit years and it will be good to go again.

posted by flabdablet at 1:27 AM on September 28, 2011


Outhouses 2012.
posted by katherant at 12:38 PM on September 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


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