Archive for the ‘Retro’ Category

Leonard Nimoy In Pantyhose…

Monday, 6 April 2020

[Found here. No description.]

Saturday Matinee – Germs and You, The First Edition, Gunhild Carling & Elvin Bishop

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Yankovic tweeted this out recently as a public service announcement.

The First Edition (featuring Kenny Rogers on bass & vocals) had their first big hit in 1968.

Gunhild Carling is amazing. According to Wiki, she plays trombone, bagpipes, trumpet, recorder, string instruments (such as banjo, ukulele and harp) and can also play three trumpets simultaneously.

So where do we go from here? Oh wait. I got it.

Haven’t heard that song since high school. Elvin Bishop had a few minor hits, but never got the recognition he deserved despite touring with the Allman Bros. (According to the comments on the Utoobage, I wasn’t the only one who thought the other guitar was Dickie Betts – it was Johnny ‘V’ Vernazza.)

Have a great weekend, folks. If you decide to go out, hoard me some, too.

The Village Is Not Immune.

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

In case that image puzzles some of you, it’s a reference to the greatest paranoia/spy TV show ever.

[Image from here, h/t Carl L. via email.]

It makes something bigger…

Monday, 23 March 2020

1958 Gilbert Microscope ad.

[Found here.]

“What’s for supper, hon?”

Thursday, 19 March 2020

“Holding the two claws of the bear that her husband shot on the doorstep of their new cabin.”

[Date & location unknown, found in here.]

Animal House

Thursday, 12 March 2020

[Found here.]

Campaign Speech Hot Links

Sunday, 1 March 2020

Cat.

Playing With Polls.

Finger Poppin’ Time.

NSFW, NSFK ca.1890.

The Wall’s not done… yet.

A silent video can record sound??

Foreign Born Population in the US.

Are you a commie? Take this quiz to find out! [via AoS].

Amazing transformation: asian guy turns into white hipster.

The Corona virus is not the greatest threat to the US economy.


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.


[Top image from here.]

 

 

 

 

Saturday Matinee – Max’s Journey to the Moon, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Ry Cooder & Taj Mahal

Saturday, 29 February 2020

Cool animation required 600 pancakes [found here]).

Bassist Keith Ferguson is ‘playing’ one of Jimmy’s 6 string guitars upside down.”

The original Fabulous Thunderbirds in 1980:
Jimmie Vaughan (guitar), Kim Wilson (vocals/harmonica), Keith Ferguson (guitar) and Mike Buck (drums).

If Things Could Talk (1974)
Ry Cooder – guitars, vocals; Russ Titelman – bass; Jim Keltner & Milt Holland – percussion, drums; Bobby King, Gene Mumford & Cliff Givens – backup vocals. (Mumford & Givens sang with The Dominoes.)
40 years later:

Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder play Blind Willie McTell‘s 1928 Statesboro Blues in 2014.

Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll sure do something or other tomorrow.

Mushroom Cloud

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

[Found here.]

The First Del Taco, Yermo, California

Monday, 24 February 2020

“Ed Hackbarth and David Jameson opened the first Del Taco in Yermo, CA in 1964. With a menu of 19¢ tacos, tostadas, fries and 24¢ cheeseburgers, Del Taco brought in $169 in sales on its first day in business – the equivalent of 900 tacos.”

Seems that the Del Taco pictured above opened in 1961, predating the one that opened in Barstow in 1964. It was originally named “House of the Taco,” er, um, “Casa del Taco.”

$169 in 1961 is about $1,500 in 2020 dollars. Not a bad first day.

[Image found here, caption here.]


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