If you grew up in the US, you may not remember The Wombles - their popularity was mainly limited to the UK (and Australia/New Zealand). It started as a children's book in 1968, then became a stop-animation BBC TV series a few years later. Basically, they're underground dwelling creatures who thrive to pick up litter.
This issue of Holiday Inn International Magazine (September/October 1974) interested me because it paints Lebanon as a wonderful travel destination, little knowing that just a few months later all hell would break loose. From 1975-1990, the Lebanese Civil War would claim 120,000 lives, and lead to an exodus of over 1 million citizens. I feel bad for the poor schmucks that planned their hard-earned vacations based on Holiday Inn's recommendation.
Unfortunately, the magazine doesn't contain much of interest in terms of articles - just bland travelogues. But the advertising inside is definitely worth a look....
Dr. Jekyll vs. the Werewolf (1972) and The Ice House (1969) AKA The Passion Pit
Both of tonight's double feature revolve around the duality of man; where man's civilized side takes turns with his bestial nature. In the Paul Naschy film, Mr. Nice Guy not only has a werewolf side , but also a Mr. Hyde side as well. In The Ice House, the studly blue collar Casanova becomes a violent maniac when a certain trigger occurs. In both films, the bestial side has a tendency to victimize women. Armchair psychologists, you've been summoned. Enjoy the shows!
This July 1948 issue of Frankenstein is surprisingly disturbing for a children's comic. And when I say "disturbing", I'm not fooling around. This stuff is dark - way darker and grotesque than I could ever have imagined a kiddie comic could be. Let's take a look.... if you think you're up for it.
Kermit Schafer Presents a CB Spoof: Citizen's Bloopers, 40 Channels of Hilarious Citizen's Bloopers.
Basically, this record amounts to 40 bad celebrity impersonations all pretending to be on a CB. As interesting as it is to listen to mockery of the famous names of the day (Linda Lovelace, Paul Lynde, Ted Knight, Evel Knievel, etc.), it's unfortunately pretty corny.
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