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Turn Your Head, Little Darlin’, Red Ingle & His Orchestra (1950) Ernest Janson”Red” Ingle was an American musician, singer and songwriter, arranger, cartoonist, caricaturist, pilot, leather carver and saddle maker from Toledo Ohio. He is best known for his comedy records with Spike Jones and his own Natural Seven sides for Capitol.

Meoo.

Dear Mr. Watterson.

The Porcelain Unicorn [via].

RIP RENAY MANDEL CORREN

The Great Barrington Declaration.

The Color Survey ResultsNobody can spell “fuchsia”.

She was the highest paid film star in the world in 1937.

[Top image found here. I believe those are 1938 Opel Kadetts, but the location and circumstances are anyone’s guess.]


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The .Gif Friday Post No. 707 – Doing the Wubba Wubba Dance, Drive-Thru Oil Change & A Moth Ball

[Found here, here and here.]

The Flash Basbo Atomic Camper

 

It’s got everything you need for camping at Area 51, including a ray gun. Seriously, a ray gun.

The Atomic Camper is solar-powered and includes a full bathroom, kitchen and shower. Click for larger images.

[Found here. Other images and story here, here and elsewhere. Kinda sorta related post here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 700 – No Double Parking, The Shadow & Windup Dog

[Found here, here and here. This is the 700th T.Gif Friday Post, meaning there are over 2100 .gif animations in the Archive! Have at it.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 698 – 3-Way with Happy Ending, Laundromat Sterilizer & Mae Klong Market

[Found here, here and here.
More about Thailand’s Mae Klong Market here.]

Unfortunate Ads

[All images found here, and there are more. Click to enlarge.]

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Buy a bug or shoot the mule. Your choice.

   Three years back, the Hinsleys of Dora, Missouri, had a tough decision to make.
   To buy a new mule.
   Or invest in a used bug.
   They weighed the two possibilities.
First there was the problem of the bitter Ozark winters. Tough on a warm-blooded mule. Not so tough on an air-cooled VW.
   Then, what about the eating habits of the two contenders? Hay vs. gasoline.
   As Mr. Hinsley puts it: “I get over eighty miles out of a dollar’s worth of gas and I get where I want to go a lot quicker.”
   Then there’s the road leading to their cabin. Many a mule pulling a wagon and many a conventional automobile has spent many an hour stuck in the mud.
   As for shelter, a mule needs a barn. A bug doesn’t. “It just sets out there all day and the paint job looks near as good as the day we got it.”
   Finally, there was maintenance to think about. When a mule breaks down, there’s only one thing to do: Shoot it.
  But if and when their bug breaks down, the Hinsleys have a Volkswagen dealer only two gallons away.

[Genuine VW ad found here.]

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