Browsing archives for July, 2010

Polyester and Pigskin

70s,Sports,Style 30 July 2010 | Comments Off

I make this look good. Sports Illustrated has posted a nice tribute to the fashion sense of 70s-era football coaches up to their website.   From Bum Phillips’ 10-gallon hat to Tom Osbourne in the reddest pair of slacks you will ever see, there’s a lot of style on display in this collection. (via si.com)

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Gene Needs Some New Material

KISS 29 July 2010 | Comments Off

Anyone that knows me knows how much I love KISS.  We’ll get into that in more detail later, but one thing I love about KISS is their consistency.  Going to a KISS concert is like going to McDonald’s – you know exactly what you are going to get, and they don’t let you down.  This [...]

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Touched By A Batman

Comics 28 July 2010 | Comments Off

You know, I’m beginning to think Dr. Wertham was onto something. (Via Comically Vintage)

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Queens of Noise: The Runaways

70s,Biopics,Music 26 July 2010 | Comments Off

Don’t fuck with us. Saturday night we watched The Runaways, Floria Sigismondi’s chronicle of the 70s teenage rock group. The Runaways may seem an unusual subject for a biopic given their relatively short career, and in fact the movie only focuses on a portion of that, choosing to follow the band from their inception up [...]

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When Mad Men Ruled

60s,Style 25 July 2010 | Comments Off

Slate brings us this great collection of early 60s pictures, chock full of Mad Men retro style.

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Ice Cube: Then and Now

Weird 24 July 2010 | Comments Off

The weird thing is he looks exactly the same in both pics, even though they must have been taken like 15 or 20 years apart. (via Digg)

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Puttin’ On the Hits

80s,TV 21 July 2010 | Comments Off

Ms. Retronaut’s recent comment about the ’90s MTV show Lip Service got me thinking about the original lip-synch show, Puttin’ On the Hits. I remember we were all pretty psyched when this show debuted, which seems weird in retrospect given that it’s just average Janes and Joes lip-synching to their favorite songs.  But this was [...]

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When Michael Calls (Maybe I’ll Let the Machine Get It)

70s,TV 20 July 2010 | Comments Off

When discussing scary movies, I think we can all agree that a) kids are creepy; and b) mysterious phone calls in the middle of the night are extra-creepy.  Combine the two and you have some real nightmare fuel.  When Michael Calls is an above-average mystery-thriller that originally aired on ABC in 1972.  It’s worth watching [...]

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Timothy

70s,TV 19 July 2010 | Comments Off

Cannibalism is one of those subjects that makes people uncomfortable.¹   As a general rule, humans don’t like to think about consuming the raw flesh of other humans.  It’s considered poor form to raise the topic at a dinner party or job interview.   Plot device for a horror movie?  Sure.  Sci-fi novel?  No problem.  Bubblegum pop [...]

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Rest Your Frame and Mellow Out

Comics 16 July 2010 | Comments Off

I had no idea Batman was at Woodstock!  By the way, I’ve never met any hippies who actually talked like that.  They are usually too busy trying to suss out whether or not you’ve got any weed.   Someone wake up that guy in the lower right of the frame – it’s only the FREAKING [...]

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