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1970's

God Manifests as an Elephant

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I'm not sure if God sent a real elephant to get us to go to church, or if God Himself manifested as an elephant, or if the whole elephant thing is just a metaphor. But I do know that the next time I see an elephant, I will think of church.

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Nov 21, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Religion, 1970's

If

Telly Savalas always seemed like an unlikely pop star. And yet, as Wikipedia notes, his version of "If" reached number one on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in March 1975, and retains the record for being "the shortest title of any song to reach number one in the UK."



The parody version:
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Nov 09, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Music, World Records, 1970's

Roto-Rooter Commercials







Saving idiot housewives, time-stressed housewives, and horror fans from yucky stinky water troubles for decades.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Nov 03, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, Hygiene, Excrement, 1960's, 1970's

Raffaella Carra & The Beatles



Best Beatles cover versions ever! The singer.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Oct 15, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Music, Pop Art, 1960's, 1970's

Follies of the Madmen #231

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Oct 11, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Products, Education, 1970's

Vandora, the Supervan



Watch for louche poet Charles Bukowski at 1:22.

You get the theme song in the next clip. Whole film can be streamed at Amazon. IMDB entry here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Oct 07, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Motor Vehicles, Movies, Pop Art, 1970's

Stayin Alive aka Fight For Your Life



Surely the re-release of this fine film would help clarify and resolve the fraught state of race relations in the USA today.

Marty the Marijuana Mouse

Marty the Mouse became famous in 1974 after he made a home for himself in a box of marijuana stored in the evidence room of the San Jose, CA police station. Police were only able to lure him out by baiting a trap with marijuana seeds. (He ignored bacon, peanut butter, cheese, and a female mouse called Mata Hairy.) He became known as Marty the Marijuana Mouse.

But instead of killing him, he was first sent to UCLA to aid in studies of marijuana. Then he was returned to San Jose where he became a police mascot. When he died in Nov 1975, the nation mourned.



Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Sep 28, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Animals, 1970's
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