Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Night of the Lepus
Watching Night of the Lepus - when rabbits terrorize! http://www.imdb.com/title/t... Still less strange than Palin/McCain campaignShould this interest you at all, why not watch the trailer?
Yes, yes, go in cellar to hide from rabbits.
Slow motion humungoid bunnies running to slow version of Twilight Zone's do-do-do-do. Excellent.
Why didn't they stop for the lone guy with a rifle acting so crazy on the side of the road? Huh.
Ah, the turn-off to Woodale is a dirt road... that seems to bode that they are safe.
Giant rabbits fill the wild-west general store!! No need for cheezy music -- I am enthralled!
A helicopter approaches. I am waitnig for a giant bunny to rear up and snatch it from the sky... I wait for it.
Siren sound effect is large kazoo?
Maybe just a child going "wooooOOoooo WoOOOOoooo"
"Attention" police say to drive-in movie attendees, "There'a a herd of large attacking rabbits, evacuate!"
Giant killer rabbits killed on railroad tracks -- electrocuted. Or shot. I can smell the burning fur.
Goodness is restored to the earth. Children play in fields. Roll credits.
Thank you, Turner Classic Movies.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Salt & Pepper Skunks
Retro Push-Button Phone Pushes My Buttons
Those enough old enough to remember using phones with coiled cords remember all-too-well how difficult they are to clean -- and that knowledge, my friends, was what removed the idea of purchasing from my mind.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Shop Like A Pirate Day
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Pop Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Victorian Rooms?
What Is Wrong In This Room?Luckily we have the volume with page 3285 -- and I'll present the answers in a few days or so.
This picture has been drawn with seventeen things wrong in it. It will interest you to find out these mistakes and write them down, comparing your list with the correct listing appearing on page 3285.
Theater Is Too Kitsch
“Forbidden Broadway,” the satirical revue of the New York theater scene, regularly updated with the passing seasons, has spoofed and skewered the best and worst theatrical performances since Gerard Alessandrini introduced it in 1982. Four months from now — on Jan. 15, 2009, the 27th anniversary of the show’s debut at Palsson’s Supper Club on West 72nd Street — “Forbidden Broadway” will close, with no firm plans to reopen, Mr. Alessandrini said.
The show has gone on hiatus before, when it moved theaters in 1988 and when it took a two-year break for financial reasons in 1994. This time, however, the decision to close is strictly artistic.
“When I look at the seasons coming up, I don’t particularly think we’ll have a great opportunity to have really funny numbers about ‘Shrek’ or another ‘Guys and Dolls’ revival or some of the stuff that’s coming out,” Mr. Alessandrini said by phone before a rehearsal on Friday for “Forbidden Broadway Goes to Rehab,” which opens on Wednesday at the 47th Street Theater.
Friday, September 12, 2008
No White Spots On Your Scottie Dog
We don't think Carbona Shoe Whitener should have promoted kicking or "rubbing" dogs with shoes by making such product claims, but it was 1941. Things were different then.
Back When Davenports Made The News
First it was a day bed and it was kept in the sewing room or the children's playroom where it served for guests. Then it evolved into the studio couch and it found a life of service in the one-room apartment. Now it is a sofa bed and has a definite place in the living room where it is hardly distinguishable from the ordinary sofa, davenport or love seat.Scans from The Milwaukee Journal (Sunday, August 9, 1936) sent from Silent Porn Star * (yup, adult content present at site), who wrote about the Sanity in Art movement article.
The newest versions of this two-purpose piece of furniture are offering interesting innovations both in appearance and in operation. Practically all of them are provided with backs of some sort, so that the cushions need not stand against a wall in order to maintain an upright position; and many of them have sides. Perhaps newest of them all is the love seat which opens into a four-foot bed.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
How Can Your Body Move?
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Shoulda Been A Beagle
Wendy's actual story is devoid of family cruelty, according to a 1969 Women's Household magazine:
"Our dog, Wendy was given to us about four years ago. We were told that she was a six month old beagle. The vet said she was a three months old "you name it" and she proceeded to grow and grow! Her tail is almost a lethal weapon and she delights in wagging it in circles."Oh, she should have been a beagle, but she ended up being something else, big, clumsy, easily amused. She should have been a beagle -- things would have turned out differently.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
PIRATES ARE SISSIES!
Ummmm...I'm not sure I get the connection. Are there postage stamps which depict pirates in frilly undergarments? Or eating bon-bons while watching their 'stories'? Is this all an insidious plot by the ninjas to discredit their sworn enemies, under the guise of philately?
I believe they're alluding to the globe-trotting habits of pirates, who visit exotic and varied locations around the world, and that a stamp collector has a far greater range than a hijacked schooner staffed by privateers. Frasek Company was a minor supplier of stamp collecting supplies in the 1930s, which is why this (quite tiny) ad appears in a 1939 issue of Radio Guide.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Modern Woman Monday: What's In Your Fridge?
If you don't see the works with art nudes, create an account at Zazzle, go to 'account settings', and set 'the maturity level' to R.
Hey! It's That Thing!
Yes, that is the exact clock from which I adapted that circle-thingy in the upper- left- hand- corner of this blog. Photo above copied from Retrothing, who claims to have copied it from BigHappyFunHouse.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
How Your Brain Gets You To See The Parade
Book Boards At School
Inside the front board, the illustration features "John Tards" at a streetlight, looking quite drunk. The streets appear to be cobblestone -- or uniformly lumpy. The city backdrop is darn-near a big city skyline.
On the front free end, beneath the title "Economic of Fr nk Jones" (a teacher, perhaps?), several comic versions of a man's face (also one lady) and the very stylized full-view (from the side) of one man.
These could be attempts to draw very popular comics at the time, but they still please me greatly.
The doodles are presumed to have been made by the former owner, Gordon A. Martin, a university student & an Alpha Psi Delta member (at whatever university was in Grand Forks, North Dakota, at that time).
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Why Other Countries Hate It When McDonald's Comes To Town
Look Maw...No Anemia!
Lucky for Wilbur the Pig, Charlotte had minored in veterinarian medicine during her years at Wellesley, and was able to save his life by outlining, in her web, a week-long regiment of iron supplements to help his fading health. This is from an ad for anti-pig-anemia medication in 1960. Piglet anemia is a big deal for hog raisers, and in the '60s they used Armidexan, an iron-dextran compound that isn't marketed anymore. Armidexan was produced by Armour Pharmaceuticals, and any meat-lover should make this connection: Armour and Company was king of pre-packaged meats for much of the twentieth century. Tasty, tasty, non-anemic meats.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Pixies On Toadstools & Whiskers On Kittens
Nothing goes better with pixies on toadstools than whiskers on kittens (I know you're singing along!). We'd prefer you had your own cats who would brush their whiskers against the toadstool doorstops, but if not... Here's a vintage kitty -- with whiskers -- pattern; some assembly required.
Susan Has A Headache
The Unknown Comic - Artist
And no one ever shows up to help me move.
Having a title seems to signify a series -- be it a regular comic series or an ad campaign -- but it's unsigned. The style is so familiar... Capp? Marge? I honestly don't know; neither does Google. If you do, please share.
Here's the bottom portion of the ad, in case that helps.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
You Know What They Say About Artists With Big Noses
Le blog de mister M is au Francais -- which is, along with a few swear words, about all I know in French (sorry, Mlle Pfister, my high school French teacher) -- so I do not know what he says about this art piece... But I'm pretty sure the "big nose" euphemism is internationally understood.
Thinking about the picture
Is Jack having a good time? How can you tell? What is he doing?
What kind of boy do you think he is? What kind of day is it?
Nothing Smells As Good As The Radio
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The Cobra's Name Is Post-Holiday Tuesday
Monday, September 1, 2008
Dad Always Used To Make Jokes About "The Naughty Nurse"
"Gee, Mom, Them's An Important Collection!"
Click the image to read the scan of this still wonderfully appropriate advice by Clifford Parcher.