Posts Tagged ‘Retro’

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.

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.]

Saturday Matinee – The Specials, Seasick Steve & The J. Geils Band

Saturday, 25 April 2015

The Specials live at PinkPop 28 May 2012.

Pinkpop Festival or PINKPOP is a large, annual music festival held at Landgraaf, the Netherlands. It is usually held on the Pentecost weekend (Pinksteren in Dutch, hence the name). —Wiki

With the exception of The Specials and Seasick Steve, most of the bands on that line up sucked big green donkeys, and I really tried to find one, just one, that didn’t suck big green donkeys.

Seasick Steve played the same day. Pure roots rock blues with homemade steel. The guy’s a killer, and he knew that the other bands (except for The Specials) sucked big green donkeys, too. But then there was that bar band fronted by someone named Bruce.

This bar band was way more fun.

Have a great weekend, folks. Be back here tomorrow for more stupid.

On This Day Awesome Happened.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Keaton Hardy Laurel

[Found here, and if you don’t know who they were, click here, here and here.]

1959 Chevy Bel Air vs. 2009 Chevy Malibu

Monday, 20 April 2015

1959 Chevy Bel Air vs. 2009 Chevy Malibu

Yep, cars are safer now, but what a waste of a classic. Click on the image to see the test video that includes cameras inside each vehicle during the collision. [Animated .gif previously posted here.]

[Confidential to Tasha A.: Czech your email. Je ne sais quoi indeed. -Bunk]

A Hot Tomato with a Hot Potato

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Mr. Potato Bimbo

Psst. Mr. Creepo-Potato has his eyes on you…

Mr. Potato

Photo of the second before he pounced. [Found here.]

Nancy & Sluggo & Aunt Fritzi

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Nancy & Sluggo Creepo

Ernie Bushmiller was one of the most surreal cartoonists of his time, and this is a good example. Nancy’s and Sluggo’s bodiless heads pop up from side-by-side Jack-in-the-Boxes without any indication of who or what flipped open the latches simultaneously or why.

Nancy’s parents never appeared in the comic and their absence was never explained; her only caretaker was her Aunt Fritzi.

Fritzi Ritz was once an elite party girl, a flapper, who predated the Nancy comics by a few years until Bushmiller took over the strip created by Larry Whittington in 1922.  Bushmiller modeled Fritzi after his own fiancée (according to Wiki) and Aunt Fritzi eventually served as Nancy’s benefactor and disciplinarian. We can assume that she recognized Nancy’s psychosis, even though Fritzi was not quaified to raise a child with mental troubles. Although not an ideal model for a young child, Fritzi did the best she could given the circumstances.

Nancy & Fritzi Ritz 2

Nancy & Fritzi Ritz

[Images found here and here. BTW, Sluggo didn’t appear until 1938, and his last name was Smith – fun facts to know and tell. Related Nancy stuff here.]

Nancy & Fritzi Ritz 3


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