Thursday, November 29, 2007

James Lileks has my dream job.

Well, one of my dream jobs. He collects old ephemera (books, magazines, postcards, matchbooks, advertisements, etc.), dissects them, and makes fun of their vintage quirkiness. It's easy to get lost on his sites for hours, especially on the Institute of Official Cheer, but everything is well worth the time it takes to dig through it all. And not only are his sites stuffed full, he has taken it a step farther and written books! I know, like I said, dream job...

Here is just one of the many that made me laugh out loud:

"The Panic Room, c. 1971. Honey, there’s a burglar in the house! Quick, downstairs! I’ll get the gun – you type a letter to the police, then sew up a sack I can put him in."

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Old School Sesame Street is on DVD!

But apparently, kids aren't supposed to watch it. Unscrupulous characters like my old favorite, Oscar the Grouch, are no longer appropriate for kids:

Here's the full story:
"These early ‘Sesame Street’ episodes are intended for grown-ups, and may not suit the needs of today’s preschool child."


Sunday, November 18, 2007

First post, and it's freakin awesome.

What a way to kick things off.... I found this on a recent post in the LiveJournal group Saucy Dwellings.

Eurobad '74 - Europe's worst interiors from 1974

Most of the rooms are truly god awful, but there are a couple I actually kind of dig, like this one:

And this one, well, it just makes me laugh. (What do you think that kid has in his briefcase, anyway?):