Bossy Gnome Tells 2009 Where To Go
Beware: His Tattoo Will Put Your Eye Out
Who doesn't love A Christmas Story
? (It's one of my favorite -- though newer -- holiday film traditions
) But dude, a tattoo? ...Won't your next favorite film make you remove it?
Tat belongs to Jim of the Spectremen
, who recorded a song called Red Rider
, a tribute to Ralphie.
Labels: bunny rabbits, Christmas, cool, movies, music, tattoo, weird
Do You Go Bananas For Pettipants?
Thanks For The Reindeer Sweater
Ha Ha, Your Momma Took Penicillin
Searching for old letters to illustrate my article at Inherited Values
(yes, I need another website to write at, thank-you-very-much), I found this gem of a blog, Matrilineal
, by Linda (a jackass owner
), who is transcribing 15 years of previously unread family letters. Sadly I did not find any scans of the old letters (I just love looking at them; it's almost as good as holding them), but when you find entires like this one dated December 6, 1954
, you can forgive nearly anything:
I was so scared and horrified when I read that you had taken penicillin. No wonder the doctor tested your heart. Don't ever take it again. After taking it several times it reacts on the heart and often causes death in a few minutes. Don't let any doctor give you any more of it.
Labels: 1950s, cool, ephemera, humor, medical, vintage
Getting The Christmas Tree
Looking for Christmas tree
photos for other blog posts
, I found these photos...
Brining home a Christmas tree on a Vespa
reminds me of those motorscooter kids carrying home a 3-foot-tall bookcase during Cleanup Week
.Real men cut down a real tree
: sawing down the National Community Christmas tree for the Christmas Pageant of Peace in Washington, D.C., 1959.
Labels: Christmas, cool, history, scooter, vintage
Hopalong Cassidy Remained Still
Invite The Gang Over For An Old-Fashioned Automobile Party
I Love the Smell of Vinyl in the Morning
Because Clowns Just Plain Ol' Scare Me