Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Peter Meter



The Peter Meter: gives new meaning to the old "let's get out a ruler and measure it" phrase. Relevant to this class, and some discussions we've had in the past.

So, my great-grandmother passed away, and my parents had the task of cleaning out her house, deciding which items were considered heirlooms and which were considered trash. Among the "collectibles" (I come from a line of self-proclaimed "pack rats" with some of them breaching into hoarder tendencies), my mother found this and my uncle laid claim to it. I tried to scan it but gave up and instead found an image via Google. I don't think you can read all of them, so this is what they say:

GUARANTEED TO BE PERFECT / PETER METER / LAY IT DOWN BOYS

<1IN: SHOULD HAVE BEEN A GIRL
1IN: JUST A WATER SPOT!
2IN: 95 PERCENT IMAGINATION
3IN: SEEN BETTER DAYS BUT NOT MUCH
4IN: JUST A TEASER!
5IN: WOMAN'S HOME COMPANION
6IN: A SECRETARY'S DELIGHT
7IN: FOR LARGE GIRLS & SMALL CATTLE
8IN: HOME WRECKER SIZE
9IN: FOR BAR ROOM BETTING ONLY


So, yeah, I'm not surprised this exists (or rather, existed, since it's quite old) but still shocking (and hilarious?) nonetheless.

4 comments:

Coming out the closet Feminist! said...

OMg! should of been a girl?! seriously?? it's quite disgusting how men thing that a penis is a measurement for their ego and masculinity. Even more disgusting is how mom's (i live in a realm of mothers) already at a child very young age make comments about a child's size penis. this has already happened to me or better yet to david. And honeslt uttlery disgusting

Ja said...

Wow! Still around, eh? I saw one in about 1972 as a youngster in Jamaica and this is the first time I'm seeing it again, albeit virtually. I don't know though if men have 'grown' some since its first appearance, but don't they seem to be behind by about an inch? (I.e., at least in the 'useful' range. LOL.)

Thanks Heather.

--Æ.

Henry Chinaski said...

OOok, so I should stop chasing girls and settle for small cattle. Way to go!

Unknown said...

@ Coming out the closet Feminist!:

"[I]t's quite disgusting how men thin[k] that a penis is a measurement for their ego and masculinity."

Sounds like penis envy to me.