Professor Archimedes McFerrin could make all manner of noise with his infernal voice box.
Wow. I mean REALLY? The seller might as well have tagged these “necklace” or “pants.”
I don’t know a whole lot abour steampunk, but I do know Bobby Mcpheron ain’t it.
i must’ve been struck colorblind this morning, because i don’t see the copper part.
i do concur with the geekery tag, however.
Damn! got sloppy trying to be first and didn’t even make it…. corrections=”about” and McFerrin
and are these handmade, at all? or just vintage, as in one hit wonder circa 1988?
As a rule of thumb: If the Comic Sans font is involved, it is the antithesis of steampunk.
Ooh! Is that Comic Sans steampunk?
All caps Comic Sans is steampunk now? Maybe I should go find that girl from my old office and ask her where she’s hiding her dirigible.
The seller says they’re copper but they appear to be chrome in the photo. Shit, these things are too shiny to be cyberpunk even!
Personally, I’m offended by the word “fashion” more than “steam punk[sic]“.
Steampunk eyeshadow? Wtf?
not only is the seller unaware of the meaning of the word “steampunk,” but “stylish” seems to have escaped her grasp as well.
cop·per /ˈkɒpər/ -noun 1. a malleable, ductile, metallic element having a characteristic reddish-brown color. 2. Any crap that’s shiny. See also: chrome, stainless steel, aluminum foil.
Is this from the alternate steampunk universe where the 80′s never ended?
Abe would look quite debonair with these on his button down.
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yeah, a little something special for my groom… I think he’d just prefer some oral. These won’t make him happy. Then it just looks like he SHOULD worry. When in doubt, oral is the perfect gift. And what ‘steampunks’ are getting married??? HA!
Yep. that’s what I thought: http://www.artsnow.com/diy/Cufflinks/Cufflinks-Oval-301
I had a shop over there.
Oh. Still do! http://www.artsnow.com/adynomoose
so i attended the Superhero Street Fair in San Francisco this weekend and I kept seeing people dressed in their Steampunk attire. of course, my thoughts were “since when are steampunks superheroes?!?!” which then led me to think of these posts…which led to me giggling to myself like a moron.
then while ordering a drink, i couldn’t help but notice the bartender was wearing the Hello Titty tshirt! it was truly a regretsyful day and made me proud to be in the know.
Those cuff links are obviously extremely fine-toothed gears, used to turn a discreet pulley mechanism which keeps a gentleman’s shirt-sleeves from sagging uncouthly. The kinetic motion of everyday hand motions turns the gears and powers the mechanism, much like the action of a self-winding watch. It is a triumph of design. Prince Albert himself was said to own a pair, with this exact phrase inscribed.
If only they had the steam punk cufflinks with
“who let” and “the dogs out?” to give to the men in my wedding party.
China. The seller ships from China. ’nuff said.
Shouldn’t it be cursive? I don’t recall too much printing going on in the 19th century except on presses.
#25 nitebyrd – maybe the factory is steam powered.
More creampunk bullshit, carved by cogs on a factory wheel, the ‘Southern Living’ being southern China no doubt.
The steam is escaping quickly outta’ the punk.
There were people at the Bristol Ren Faire this weekend who were more steampunk than these cufflinks could ever hope to be.
And I’m speaking of the custodial staff at the faire, wearing bright yellow Polo shirts and carrying rubbish bags and long-handled grabber-sticks to pick up trash.
@ 25 nitebyrd, sorry to be redundant-was typing while you posted!
The whole shop is a steaming pile of shit.
I hope when Etsy shuts them down (wishful thinking) they sing ‘Don’t worry be happy’ all the way to Ebay.
But no calling out, right Etsy Admins? Can’t have that!
C’mon – if you’re going to be geekpunk, go all the way:
Another steampunk cufflink I’d love:
“Girl you know” “It’s true”.
Milli Vanilli was soo ahead of their time.
Besides not being steampunk, they look suspiciously photoshopped.
@#34 Vile & Evil Debbie – OMG ! I want those!
@#22 use me multipurpose, actually yes, there is a genre of steampunk superheroes: the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. There’s also Jim West of The Wild Wild West.
Both Marvel and DC have also done AU one shots where characters like Batman, etc, are in steampunk worlds.
sharpiepunk? shortbuspunk? longislandpunk? fullhousepunk?
Hop on the bandwagon steam-bunk.
#38 rocza—mmmm, Jim West.
This is why friends don’t let friends use comic sans, or get drunk and go on etsy and start blathering about steampunk…
Cuff links? Dear lord, I suppose those look dashing with goggles and things with watch parts glued to them.
Welcome to Etsy, for those times when you don’t want to deal with the middleman in most garment districts or make a trip to Walmart.
I don’t think this is steam punk either, but I like the shop name.
Nope. No matter how you spin it, it’s not steampunk.
I wish people understood the styles they advertise. I see a lot of things labeled “goth” that aren’t “goth,” either.
FLOUNCE!! FLOUNCE!!! FLOUNCE!!!
my first flounce of the day and it feels good
No cryabeetus from the Facebook crowd on how its not nice to flounce. THESE THINGS MUST BE DONE TO RESTORE ORDER TO THE WORLD.(restoring order to the World is a reoccuring theme in Steampunk)
Anyone know how to FLOUNCE in CHINESE?
‘Scuse my naivete, but where in the hell do steampunks wear those ridiculous goggles? Snorkeling on sidewalks?
To #45 I typed in gothic on Etsy and this is the 1st thing that came up!
Whatever it is-its ugly.
#47 Ham-ster the googles are used when piloting the bi-plane and usually comes in tandum with a jaunty scarf.
(suddenly a light goes on over Stretch’s head)
” OMG – CHITTY CHITTY STEAMPUNK!!”
Hamoza, the riveted leather and brass goggles are for protecting an adventurer’s eyes when they fly a dirigible.
Here are some other witty sayings for those cufflinks-
What goes up, must come down
This is, not steampunk
@#30hamoza – GMTA and … they already are on eBay, I have no doubt.
Stretch65-I am now going to have that song stuck in my head ALL day. Good job!
It does take a brave man to done those goggles as the potential for looking absolutely ridiculous runs high. Ask my ex.
1880s/1980s One little digit–TOTALLY understandable mistake!
knittin-kitten: that makes you Truely Scrumtious !!
Forget steampunk, forget brass, forget fashion, let’s get the shape of the object right first.
Shouldn’t it be labeled McFerrinery instead of geekery?
#44 Xniner :
If the bottle contained an ipod or somemthing equally technical, I’d say it’s steampunk. Bubbles? Just neovictorian.
You Right…they Wrong. Makes as much sense as Minnie Pearl in an acid rock band…wait I could see that.
Regretsy says “What is this junk?
It is not at all Steampunk!”
#47 hamoza. the goggles are for (a) welding (a notoriously common steampunk activity, (b) as eye protection when perambulating in an airship, or horseless motorized vehicle at terrific speeds, and (c) when dabbling in chemistry or electrical laboratories.
Gosh, guys- this is totally steampunk! Don’t you all remember Captain Neo and crew belting Don’t Worry, Be Happy out as they worked aboard the Nautilus? Or Professor Lidenbrock repeating the phrase to boost his spirits as he journeyd to the center of the Earth? You’re just projecting your own ignorance of steampunk literature onto the artist. It’s not like they were throwing keywords in to get more hits on their crappy-ass product or anything; they totally knew what they were talking about!
Here’s a rather splendid tune,
I Wrote when i tried to fly to the moon,
Don’t worry be happy
If your experiments give you trouble
trying to find that cursed phlogiston bubble.
Don’t worry, be happy.
If you once tried to revive the dead,
but your stupid assistant brought the wrong head,
Don’t worry, be happy
the royal society claim that you’re insane
and you plot to cause those meddling fools some pain,
Don’t worry, be happy
Lood at me I am happy
Don’t worry, be happy
Here I give you my telegram address
When you worry wire me
I make you happy
Don’t worry, be happy
Ain’t got no zeppelin, got no googles
Ain’t got a plan that’ll make minds boggle.
But don’t worry be happy
Cause when you worry
Your face will frown
And that will bring everybody down
So don’t worry, be happy now
-Professor Archimedes McFerrin, 1848.
Well…they ARE made out of metal. Other than that…no.
PS, hee hee Archimedes McFerrin. That’s gold right there.
#38 rocza – should have pointed out that this street fair was “Space Jazz” Superheroes.
but, yes…there definitely are steampunk superheroes…but the guys at this event weren’t really channelling them. there were a few good costumes, but mostly a bunch of guys in corsets. it wasn’t as bad as the Jean Luc Picards, though. love him, but not a superhero.
and i’ve gotta question jim west’s status as a superhero. don’t get me wrong, he’s my all-time fav…but superhero? hmmmm
I just happened to see these yesterday … wonder no longer, but this is definitely from a Chinese manufacturer, not an individual. Cost? $6.50 with free shipping.
Comic sans is not steampunk.
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