Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
“We are all in a state of shock,” Sonny Seiler said. “We had no warning whatsoever.”
In fact, Seiler said Uga VII had just been given a clean bill of health from the UGA vet school a week earlier... Burial details have not been finalized. The mascots are interred in a mausoleum built in the southwest corner of Sanford Stadium. Georgia is the only university in the nation to bury its mascots within the confines of its stadium."
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I'm pretty sure I had my first masturbatory experience as a kid watching this show.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Ad copy reads:
"Full color posters of Rick Barry, Pistol Pete or Wilt himself. To get yours, buy a Spalding Autograph basketball, clip the Spalding name off the box and mail it to the address below with $2. (Each poster is a $5 value!) Every Autograph ball has Spalding's durable rubber cover for a longer lasting bounce and a more natural tacky feel than any vinyl basketball made. That's what Rick, Pete and Wilt think. Or they wouldn't put their names on them."
Grabbed not only for the classic Golden State Warriors uniform complete with matching wristbands, but also the incredible deshiki looking shirt and sansa belt slacks wilt is rocking. It almost looked like he was giving Rick Barry the finger rather than pointing at hist armpit.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Ah yes, KangaROOS! My all time favorite athlete, Walter Payton, represented ROOS back in the day, so I had to get white ROOS cleats for baseball and football. What's up with that ad copy? "For men, women, kids of all kinds. For fun." Not mentioned in the copy is that back in the day, the ROOS velcro pockets were rumored to be the ideal storage spot for cocaine and it was an urban legend that wearing ROOS was an indicator to the rest of the world that you were 'holding". Such was not the case at my Catholic school's 4th grade class.
They should remake these- the hipsters of the world would eat these Rippers up!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Ahhhh, there's a slight nip in the air here in Phoenix (we've dropped below 90 degrees a few times lately) and a young man's thoughts turn to hockey- despite the fact that the Coyotes have their bags packed for points unknown. You absolutely must drop everything and watch this short film! Great vintage hockey sweaters throughout!
thanks to Uniwatch for the heads up!
Bookmark the addictive NFB site for more fun!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
image from Bundlelovers
Monday, September 28, 2009
Loving you is what we do! The lovely ladies above can love me all they want. I love latently sexist single entendre of ads from this era. The tag line might as well be "you'll probably get laid your flight." I'm definitely digging the short shorts, go-go boots and string ties on these ladies! Beats the heck out of their plain jane "uniforms" now- or is that Plane Jane? Get it?! I'm brilliant.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
yo yo yo, caught this on the Antiques Roadshow, by far my guiltiest pleasure on television. This silkscreened on denim banner came out of a general store in Camp Verde, Arizona and was valued at $1800-2000. I guess that episode was a rerun from 2006, so I would expect to go for slightly less now, but holy shit, I would LOVE to own that thing! This bad larry is 10 feet long and from the 1950s.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
This photo just struck me as the penultimate of self referential tomfoolery. We know you're on Growing Pains, dude. We know you're a fan.
This is a bit like Metallica wearing their own band shirts on stage, which they constantly did. Oh, you like YOUR OWN BAND THAT IS PLAYING RIGHT NOW THAT I PAID MONEY TO SEE? I had no idea.
By the way, I'm on a mission to find that shirt now.
Monday, August 31, 2009
This is just a random found image, but this is exactly what everyone in Chicago looked like in 1986.
Bears looked good last night, but even though I am from Chicago, I'm a lot more cautiously optimistic than average. Their secondary looked like tissue paper as Denver's lesser tier receivers and Kyle friggin' Orton had no problem carving them up last night.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Ken Burns' documentary "Huey Long" seems like an unlikely place to find great American vintage style (though Long was a dapper gentleman himself), but Burns' 1985 documentary captures a time and place that has since disappeared- and not just the Kingfish. The folks that he interviewed had a unique style that took me back to my own childhood in Louisiana- a unique and particular style that has since vanished. The landed Southern aristocrats he interviewed looked the part, as did they journalists, historians, and Cajuns.
I haven't been back to Louisiana much in the past years, but I suspect that the Wal-Martificiation of America has also not left Sportsman's Paradise unscathed. The folks have long past as has a unique part of America and American history.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
grabbed from some YouTube video. Is that Dorothy Stratten in the final shot? She is not listed as appearing in this on IMDB. Hmm, maybe it's not her, but she was PMOY in 1980. PS. Star 80 is awesome- Eric Roberts' best work.
You may also know Chuck Mangione from his appearances on King of the Hill.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Judy Canova- read more about her on the always fascinating I'm Learning to Share
Actress Joan Fontaine (1942) meooowrrr- how natural and cute is her smile? And the perfect amount of sun-kissed freckles!
It seems odd that such a cute and practical look inspired such a trend, but considering the complicated hair-dos of the late Thirties and Forties, pigtails must have seemed like a godsend. I've always had a thing for pigtails.