Archive for the ‘Retro’ Category

Portland Hipsters Can Eat Me.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

EAT BUNK

No, that’s not a photo shop. It’s a real pig being fed a Bunk sandwich. With minimal sleuthing we determined that the hipsters’ porker is standing on the pristine pavement in front of BUNK Sandwiches 2017 NE Alberta Street, Portland Oregon.

This is not their only venue, and they have a Bunk Truck for catering. Why didn’t they tell me? After all, I’ve already got a cool hip logo for lease or rent:

Bunk Strutts Logo

BTW, Google Maps Street View captured this Babe Magnet parked across the street from Bunk’s.

Roadster at Bunk's Sandwiches Portland OR

[Top image sent via email. Muchisimas Grassyass, Russ.]

 

4 May 1970 Kent State – Remember Always

Monday, 4 May 2015

KSU Taylor Hall parking lot

Remember Always that this atrocity was planned and choreographed, not by students of Kent State University, not by the City of Kent Police Department, not by the Governor of Ohio, not by the Ohio National Guard, and not by the Nixon administration.

Many poor decisions were made by people in charge in the days leading up to this atrocity, but those who deliberately set up the scenario for purely political reasons are the ones who deserve the blame for the injuries and lives of innocents. Those people were self-identified socialists, fascists, communists and anarchists, and that’s not conjecture. The people who incited the violence freely admitted it, and were indeed proud of it.

They wanted it to happen, and they made it happen.

Kent State University was chosen, just like Ferguson Missouri was chosen, just like Baltimore Maryland was chosen.

Never forget.

[Related posts with links here. Image from here.]

Big Ol’ Green Honkin’ Hot Links

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Kermit Afro

Russian landslide is creepy [via].

Vote for Gil Fulbright [via]. He’s as honest as honest can get. Honest.

Vote for Josh. He’s even more honest than Gil.

dc10
Yep. Pretty sure that was the first animated .gif.

Conceptual Ambient Sound Art. I made it to 02:45.

This is kinda fun: The Daily Potato News.

Life Is Beautiful (1997) is a movie that everyone of all ages should see IMO.

His great achievement in life involves rolling a ball.
What do you think you are?! I am!” What a dork.

A mile of sheep [via].

THIS is awesome. A Rockabilly tribute to The Ramones.

[Top image of Disco Kermit with a ‘fro from here.]

Saturday Matinee – Tributes to Ben E. King, Johnny Cash & The B-52’s

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Tribute to a great singer Ben E. King, who passed away 30 April 2015, as performed by an a cappella group featuring Grandpa Eliott Small.

Prior to his solo career, Ben E. King was a key member of The Drifters, a doo-wop group founded in 1953 and fronted by Clyde McPhatter. King replaced McPhatter as lead singer in 1958, and the New Drifters were born. Most of King’s hits were written by the team of Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, prolific songwriters of the time.

Tribute to Johnny Cash (1932-2003) on beer bottles [via].

Tribute to the B-52s by Full Blown Cherry. Yeah, it’s a crappy video, but watch what they pull off. They’re not amateurs, and by 02:50 a roadie has to hold the amp down. Any three-man band that can pull off a Rockabilly Tribute To The Ramones gets my full respect.

Have a great weekend folks, be back here in a few minutes.

“Why, yes. It IS a steering wheel.”

Thursday, 30 April 2015

SpockRock

“It’s a modified 1924 Allis-Chalmers,” she explained as the Vulcan’s eyes drifted ever so slightly to the dual temperature gauges.
“I should step out during the next solo jam and adjust the thermostat,” he mused to himself.

SpockRock 2

After turning up the air conditioning, The Vulcan found his buddies playing air guitar in the hallway. It made him proud.

SpockRock 3

The set ended quickly and when The Vulcan returned, the truth overwhelmed him: she was gone forever. She’d downed her whiskey sours, leaving nothing but lipstick on his empty shot glass and a bar tab of 98 Federation Credits, not counting the tip.

“Hit me again, Joe. Make it a double,” The Vulcan mumbled to no one in particular. He lit up his last unfiltered Tribble, inhaled deeply, tilted his head back and blew a perfect Figure 8 at the fire sprinkler head above the juke box. For the first time in his life, he grinned – a big toothy Vulcan grin.

[Images found here.]

Jurassic Puke

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Physics and Dinosaurs

This is why fish survived.

[Found here.]

Another Great Gift Idea: “Lucky Mojo Head” With 4 Odors

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Lucky Mojo Head

[Found here.]

Dance Hard.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Dance Hard 25

Dance Hard 25a

For only $1.98 you too can dance your way to popularity.

[Found here and here. Archive for our popular “Dance Hard” category is here.]

Bath Day 1910±

Monday, 27 April 2015

Bath Day 1910 or so

[Found here. Somewhat related post here.]

Retro Campers

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Mating Season

Those two are hibernating, but click on any pic below to see them in their full-sized glory.

For the WIN:

Retro Campers 11

The late Huell Howser interviewed a number of Teardrop Camper afficionados at a gathering in 2003. Very cool vid.

[Images found here, here, here, here, here, and maybe some other places like here and here. Related posts here, here and here. Oh, and here.]


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