Posts Tagged ‘Retro’

Schwartzenauga

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

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[Found here.]

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Passive-Aggressive-Anti-Pro-Non-Confrontational Hot Links

Sunday, 5 February 2017

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THIS is a happy dog.

THIS is a happy sloth.

THIS is a link to a zoomable image of Trump’s Inauguration.

10 things you probably didn’t know about Chester Burnett [via].

The Hamilton Face Band featuring Ruth Underwood.

Still not sure who Ruth Underwood is? Try this.

Frankie and Bobby – a review of Bob Zappa’s memoir.

Check out these dragster bicycles. [h/t Carl L. via email]

Remember your / your dad’s / your grampa’s Sting-Ray? I don’t either, but here’s a short history. Its precursor was owner-modification – remove and reverse the handle bars from an old Huffy, angle them upwards like steer horns and remove the plastic grips; then hit it with sandpaper so it rusts and looks badass. Gears? You got one, and hand brakes were for pussies. Clip playing cards to the forks with clothespins for motor sounds. If you scored a Sting-Ray, the next thing was to save up for a sissy bar so you could pop wheelies effortlessly and be the envy of the kickball crowd.

Batbot is cool.

How to cook shrimp in 3 seconds [h/t Bunkessa].

Need cutting edge website design? Your search ends here. (Thanks, Bloort!)

[Top image found here. Spot the aberration.]


[Confidential to Randy L. of Bellingham for YKW: Muchisimas grassyass!]

Saturday Matinee – In The Box, Balance, Android 207, MTM & The Growlers

Saturday, 28 January 2017

That video reminds me of this classic:

Which reminds me of this one:

Which reminds me of something entirely unrelated:

That TV theme song was sappy, annoying and cloying as hell, but everyone had a crush on Mary (including me) once she tossed her hat in the air for some unexplained reason. She did it every week, so I guess she had a lot of hats. RIP MTM.

Then there’s these guys. Kinda Kinks, kinda Doors, kinda Byrds, kinda stuff I kinda like. [h/t Bunkessa. She says they’re a “look at your shoes” band.]

Have a great weekend, folks.

Saturday Matinee – Red Skelton, George Thorogood, Chuck Berry (with Keith Richards & Linda Ronstadt) & Postmodern Jukebox

Saturday, 21 January 2017

The late comedian Red Skelton‘s greatest soliloquy is as relevant today as it ever was.

George Thorogood‘s excellent cover of the Hank Williams classic seems appropriate.

From the 1987 rockumentary “Hail, Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll” on Chuck Berry‘s 60th birthday concerts. If I recall, the video has some amusing footage featuring Berry schooling Keith Richards on playing Berry and telling him to quit messing with the amp settings.

Postmodern Jukebox covers Cage The Elephant. I would have lost a bet on the origins of that song.

Have a great weekend, folks. Every little thing’s gonna be alright.

Saturday Matinee – 1922 Hotties, Grampa Shreds, 50 Blues Riffs & Jeff Healey with Dr. John

Saturday, 14 January 2017

1922 beauties and fashions in color [via].

Anonymous octogenarian walks into a guitar store and doesn’t play “Smoke On The Water.”

This guy nails the styles and acknowledges that there are caption typos in the vid. The Utoobage post has the entire list.

Jeff Healey (with Dr. John) had a killer jam recorded in 1988.

Have a great weekend, folks. Rock on wit yo bad sef.

The .GIF Friday Post No. 467 – Dance Hard, Superdog & Slow Reflexes

Friday, 6 January 2017

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[Found here and here. Unfortunately I lost the link to the first one.]

Chew Mail Pouch

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

“If you can find a job that you would do without being paid, that’s what you should do.” – Harley Warrick

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Large abandoned structure in Dillonvale, Ohio, in Jefferson county. Mail Pouch Tobacco ad barely visible.

[Found here.]

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That’s Mail Pouch barn painter Harley Warrick (1924-2000).

Here’s an excellent tribute site to those who travelled the sticks to hand-paint the ubiquitous advertisements:

Mail Pouch Barnstormers.

That quote on top? It’s similar to what my own grampa told me:
“Find something you like to do, figure out how to get paid for it, and you’ll never work a day.”

Of Christmas Past

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Christmas Eve Tree

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New Zealand circa 1910. “Studio portrait, young woman in Christmas tree fancy dress and hat costume, with little presents and decorations hanging off her, Christchurch.”

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1909. “Midwinter carnival, children’s parade with dog sled. Upper Saranac Lake, N.Y.”

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December 6, 1924. “Greenwich Village Follies girls mending toys.”

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New York, December 1924. “Unloading Railway Express car.”

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Washington, D.C., circa 1920.

[Top image found here. Other images and captions  found at Shorpy.]

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Hot Links

Sunday, 18 December 2016

NOEL is LEON spelled backwards, so here is Mr. Redbone (with Dr. John) from the album “Christmas Island.”

Nice list of Christmas Carols organized by language.

Here’s a great title from 1553: “Un Flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle” (“Bring a Torch, Jennette, Isabelle.”)  Basically, two girls are directed to create a fire hazard in a stable, someone bangs on the door to deliver cakes, but there’s a sleeping newborn so everyone better shut up.

The medieval Christmas carol, “Entre le bœuf et l’âne gris” (“Between the Ox and the Grey Ass”) as performed on 10 Theramins.

Q: What’s the oldest Christmas carol?
A: I dunno, but here’s a start.

Every Christmas Tree needs a Jingle Pug.
(That one’s for you Ms. Oops.)

The Story of the Crap Tree.

The missus showed me a coupon that included a turkey stuffing recipe using White Castle Sliders yesterday. Wow.

Every rock band has a Christmas song, including The Ramones.

Los Angeles Ex-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, aka Tony Villar, grunts “Jingle Bells” [via The John and Ken Show AM640KFI].

Pah-Rumpa-Pum-Pum indeed. This is the best version ever.

Ever hear anyone say, “Now, bring us some figgy pudding?” Neither have I, but if someone does, this is what you gotta do.

Completely Formed Plastic Easy To Build Ready To Paint Hot Links

Sunday, 11 December 2016

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Q: What’s the link between the USS Arizona Memorial and Elvis?
A: THIS.

It knows what you’re doing [via].

Nope. You can’t swim in molasses.

The Stanford University Marching Band horn section [story here].

Crazy Snail and things.

To pundits and journalists: Please stop using the phrase, “It begs the question.” It doesn’t mean what you think it means.

I Googled “Hair Monster Food” and got this.

Warning for Parents: this is a potentially dangerous doll.

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