In my explorations of pop archaeology sometimes I strike gold, sometimes it's a dud, and sometimes.... well, sometimes I don't know what the hell I've found. Odd and interesting pictures that really don't belong anywhere, yet still must be shared.
I find that these sorts of images are best tasted without context - it magnifies their strangeness. I'd rather just show you a picture of a woman in a bikini strangling a mime than attempt to explain it and ruin its mystery.
So buckle up, it's going to be a wild ride.
But don't say you weren't warned...
Note that a lot of these images come from my (now defunct) Retrospace Zeta site - a great place to post stuff like this.
If you have a favorite of these images, let me know. I'm always interested to hear the views and opinions of my peeps.
There may be a perfectly rational explanation for this woman kicking a giant fake pickle. But you'll never know.
A lot of my stuff comes from National Lampoon (as above). Their images are particularly interesting and provoking when separated from their context. I recently received a couple boxes of Lampoons from a dedicated Retrospacer - there will be cornucopia of Lampoon stuff coming to Retrospace in the not too distant future as I am diligently scanning them.
Dear God, don't ask. As you probably can gather from my "pancake" posts, I get a lot of my material from vintage erotica. Say what you will, some of the best and most interesting examples of fashion, decor and overall "seventies-ness" come from these dirty rags. Many are not from the U.S., so their subject matter and vibe is often.... on the odd side.
A young Andre the Giant
This picture has long been my favorite in terms of "What in the ever lovin' F**K is going on here?"
Yes, this is indeed the fourth picture of a midget with an attractive female... don't judge me.