1/28/14

Opinions and Rants #44



Our fridges are still stocked, and no one enjoys a meal out more than an American.  Problem is, the fridge is on credit, and both parents have to work to pay the grocery bill.  Plus, living paycheck to paycheck means that any unforeseen expense (i.e. a busted transmission) gobble up your grocery money.

This isn't everyone.  But there's a growing number of people who've fallen behind the "paycheck to paycheck" cycle - hence, the booming business of "title for cash" shops.  I travel a good deal in my profession, and I see whole swaths of cities turning into pawn shops, dollar stores, and title for cash shops. The symptoms of a populace in the red.

1/27/14

Mini Skirt Monday #176: Actress Minis


Here's a handful of images featuring actresses in miniskirts. Some of these gals are famous, some only moderately so. I tried to focus primarily on actresses not from the US as well as actresses that are a bit off the beaten path. Enjoy.


1/25/14

The Horshack Redemption #9: Modern Problems (1981)



Vintage Movie Review #9 - The 1981 Chevy Chase film Modern Problems. Also starring Dabney Coleman, Nel Carter, and a ton of bizarre 80s moments we can't wait to tell you about.

Plus, we list our top 3 toys from the 1970s. Have a listen!


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    1/23/14

    The Vintage Home #18: When Houseplants Ruled the Earth

    In decades past, the ordinarily healthy practice of decorating the home with houseplants went off the rails.  It escalated beyond being a simple peculiarity of the times and entered into a sort of mass delirium, rivaled only by the international obsessions with recreational drug use and casual sex. 

    Strange fads such as streaking, fondue parties, breakdancing, and mainlining heroine got a lot more attention than the boring and benign houseplant.  Do not be deceived – this quiet, unassuming, photosynthesizing home dweller was the perpetrator of a global hysteria that went under the radar – until now.    

    1/15/14

    Cinema #33: Actresses on Nudity (Part 2)



    Continuing in the grand tradition of part one, we'll look at what the actresses have to say about their brush with cinematic nudity.  Enjoy.

    1/13/14

    Mini Skirt Monday #175: Majorettes


    Cheerleaders get all the attention - even on Retrospace.  Miniskirt Monday has devoted at least two posts to cheerleaders (here and here) but nary a mention of their less acclaimed counterparts: the color guard, baton twirlers/majorettes, pep flags, etc.  These gals were every bit the stalwart supporters of the miniskirt (although, often preferring the hotpants - which is no crime in my book).

    Well, the lack of representation on Miniskirt Monday ends today.  Here's another pile of old photographs this time featuring those lovely flipping, twirling, dancing, girls in miniskirts.

    1/9/14

    The Horshack Redemption #8: Eat My Dust (1976)



    Gilligan and the Professor roll out their top three awkward movie moments, as well as their top Video Store Memories.  Then it's on to the 1976 Ron Howard/Roger Corman film Eat My Dust.  Gilligan is enraged by a certain scene involving dungarees and The Professor is incensed by random bursts of singing.  Take a listen to hear all about it!.Here are a few ways to tune in....
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    1/7/14

    Vintage Scan #28: 1974 World Book on Being Male


    So, I was looking through a World Book Encyclopedia Year Book from 1974 and found an article titled "Growing Up Male in America" by Warren T. Farrell.  I thought it might be worth a glance just for comparison's sake to 2014.

    The early seventies were all about being "Free to be You and Me"; gender stereotypes were frowned upon. Rosey Grier told boys it's alright to cry and sew, and Billy Jean King showed us that even in sports, the playing field was being leveled.  .But how much was actually being taken to heart in American homes, and how much stuck in the ensuing decades?

    1/5/14

    Mini Skirt Monday #174: School Minis


    The last time we did a Miniskirt Monday focusing on a school setting was September 2012, so we are definitely due for another. As much as I enjoy these photos, it's troubling to think that all these girls are in their sixties (or getting close) now.  (shudder) My how time flies.

    1/3/14

    Wonder Woman - S1E7


    This episode - penned from the same guy who wrote a third of the Batman episodes. In this episode:

    Mr. Brady has The Black Death
    Dr. Bellows makes homemade earthquakes
    And Wonder Woman does lots of math

    So, what are we waiting for?  Let's jump in.