These kind of joke desk accessories, along with their companion sculptures of young kissing boys and girls, wide eyed pups and inspirational sayings such as ‘Do It’ carved into rubber like Stonehenge, were all the rage in the late 1960’s. One of the biggest manufacturers of them was “Paula”. One of the rarest Paula’s was this “Head Nut”. This one is dated 1968 and stamped W79. It’s sat on my desk and reminded me of my status for at least 20 years. I’ve always liked that the only color is the little red tongue, the rest of the beige motif reminding me how drained I feel when I overwork – a situation that’s now gone on for months – and how much I’m looking forward to the weekend when I don’t have to be the “Head Nut”.


5 Responses to “Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Head Nut Desk Accessory”

  1. Mona

    I have one of these Paulas… where do I find info on this figurine? Any ideas??

    Thanks so much πŸ™‚

    • Allee

      I don’t have any suggestions beyond the obvious – googling it or keep checking on eBay. It’s one of my favorite figurines I have. Excellent that you have the exact same one.

  2. Mona

    Alrighty Allee (btw, love the name.. my daughters name also)

    I still have yet to find info on this little nut! I can’t hold on to it anymore.. school isn’t going to pay for itself, ya know.. LOL

    What do you recommend I clean it with before selling?

    Thanks so much for your help πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • Allee

      Anywhere from $5-$25 but strictly depends on what someone who collects that kind of figure is willing to pay.