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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

Maximum Cognitive Dissonance

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Sep 28, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Fey, Twee, Whimsical, Naive and Sadsack, Music, 1970's

Vincent Price and the Occult

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Why don't the occult masters ever reveal anything useful, like winning lottery numbers?

Source is here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Sep 26, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Death, Delusions, Fantasies and Other Tricks of the Imagination, Superstition, 1970's

Home heating with beer cans

Back in the late 1970s, Bill Tolle of Woodlawn, Ohio figured out a way to use empty beer cans to heat his home in the winter. Basically he made a solar heater, with the empty cans trapping the sun's heat. But the beer can angle perked the media's interest.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Aug 22, 2014 | Comments (10)
Category: Engineering and Construction, Inventions, 1970's

Skinny Liberation

Skinny people aren't often recognized as being part of an oppressed minority. Back in 1972, Barry Goldsmith tried to change this by announcing the Skinny Liberation movement and issuing an "emaciation proclamation." But his efforts don't seem to have changed public attitudes significantly. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a picture of Mr. Goldsmith. But it sounds like he was definitely quite skinny. Source: The Deseret News - Aug 4, 1972.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Aug 19, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: 1970's
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