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Some days I sits and thinks and some days I just sits.

[Artsy clothing advert found here.]

 

Vintage Ads

[Found here via Tineye, the images date to at least 2010. The Google Classic postcard has been in my desk drawer for a very long time.]

Sears & Roebuck Ads 1908-1913

Very nice house design from 1908 with a 1908 price of under $2,500. That’s about $70,000 in 2022 dollars. Click on images to enlarge.

Materials only. You provide property, labor, utilities, permits, fees and beer. All advertisements found in here:
http://www.searsarchives.com/homes/1908-1914.htm

1955 Tighty Whities

“In 1955, Jockey Briefs ran an ad campaign featuring young boys shoving guns into their underwear.  The image on the left is via vintageskivvies.com, who says that it ran in Woman’s Home Companion; the one on the right is from eBay.” Posted By: Alex – Sun Oct 13, 2013

I spotted the ad on the left somewhere recently, thought it had to be a photoshop due to recent events. Nope. It’s legit, and there were no riots at Kenosha Elementary on that day.

[Images and caption found here. The link in the caption is dead, but I left it as I found it.]

P. K. Kunze’s Contribution To The World – A Vise With Oscillatable Cheeks

According to the U.S. Patent, the machine was described as a Device For Obtaining Intimate Contact With Engaging, Or Clamping Bodies Of Any Shape, or DFOICWEOCBOAS for easy. It contained 30 nested rotating jaws.

Application filed March 21, 1912.
Serial No. 685,288.
The invention purposes to effect by means of rotatable and oscillatable cheeks, an intimate contact, engagement with or clamping of bodies of any shape, the contact being effected at as many points as possible, Whereby owing to the reactions or the automatic adjustment to the position of equilibrium of all the cheeks, if the latter are symmetrically arranged, the pressure is uniformly distributed over all points of contact, while if the arrangement is unsymmetrical there is a greater pressure to one side.

The Mantle Vise, Mantle & Co. New York, NY, ca.1922.

Inventor Paulin Karl Kunze was a “subject of the Emperor of Austria-Hungary, residing at Vienna.”

The term fractal was coined by French mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot in 1973 and is defined as “never-ending pattern.” Jump to 34:00 for a silly but cool demonstration of the completed restoration.

[Found at BustedNuckles & the U.S. Patent Office. Images of Mantle & Co. vise found here and 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.]

Saturday Matinee – The Great Ottowa Outbreak, Improv Everywhere, Pomplamoose & Widespread Panic

Straight Outta Gondwana: The Great Ottowa Outbreak of 2016 recorded on video. [Related post here.]

This is a fun one, and Improv Everywhere didn’t need much of a flash mob. More info here. [h/t Jonco]

“It’s such a shame that you became such an issue. Oh dear Johnny, I’ll miss you.”

Breakup songs can be so sad when a family is involved. Pomplamoose is a husband-and-wife team: singer-songwriter and bassist Nataly Dawn and multi-instrumentalist Jack Conte (CEO of Patreon).

Widespread Panic Stop Breaking Down Blues, Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, TN, October 19, 2014. [Jump to 01:12 to skip the noodling.]

That’s a wrap for this edition of The Saturday Matinee. See you tomorrow and we’ll do laundry.

Saturday Matinee – Textron ARV, Malford Milligan, The Brothers Osborne w/ Darius Rucker & A Thousand Horses, and Thee Sinseers

That’s some serious Black Mirror stuff.

The Malford Milligan Band with Jeff Plankenhorn (I think) circa 2011. Can’t verify the the others.

“We had so much fun backstage during our last jam video that Darius Rucker decided he didn’t want to be left out…so we made another!” Whole buncha peeps in that one: The Brothers Osborne, Darius Rucker and A Thousand Horses. BTW, that’s a Doc Watson song.

Joey Quinones & Thee Sinseers‘ chicano R&B gets me every time. Reminds me of so many things long ago and far away. Hard to find the band lineup, but that’s Adriana Flores (of The Altons) on vocals.

Guess that’s good enough for now. Have a great weekend, do something nice for your mom, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow.

Regular perspiration steaming out of body stain with steamed foot mouth

Regular perspiration steaming out of body stain

Self-Stretch Zipper, Scarf Design, Large Pocket Design & Steamed Foot Mouth

Presumably designed for sweaty odoriferous people, it allows your friend with stinkfoot to join you. Details with video here; more fun photo captions in here.

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