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1970's

Follies of the Madmen #224



All the fake employee singing in the world could not save the Robert Hall chain from bankruptcy a mere 4 years after this commercial aired.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jul 21, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Retailing, Music, 1970's

Arnold



IMDB entry. Full movie below.

One reviewer there says:

The whole thing takes on the air of a ninety minute game of "Clue" played in reverse, as greedy, grasping relatives and hangers-on are dispatched in the most gory and inventive ways possible for a dead guy to come up with. Amongst the suspects/victims are THE Elsa Lanchester, Roddy McDowall, Patric Knowles, Farley Granger, the witchy Ms. Wallis, who gets to sample some of the hottest "cold cream" on the market, Jamie Farr (yeah, Klinger from M*A*S*H himself,) and Victor Buono, in a hysterical cameo as the 'lucky' minister who gets to officiate at the nuptials.


Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Jul 19, 2014 | Comments (1)
Category: Death, Horror, Humor, Movies, 1970's

Munchers:  A Fable



Teeth who themselves have mouths (and, presumably, teeth within those mouths) are blowing my mind. As is everything else about this video.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jul 14, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Hygiene, PSA's, Surrealism, 1970's

Things Happen

The Eleganza fashion catalog for men. Circa 1972.



Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Jun 29, 2014 | Comments (17)
Category: Fashion, 1970's

VertiBird!







Kids these days, with their miraculous untethered toy helicopters! How could they ever know the true joy of a helicopter at the end of a rod?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jun 10, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Flight, Toys, Advertising, 1970's

The Good Old Days of Electronics



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Sure, it's only 25 inches on the diagonal, with the resolution of an Etch-a-sketch. But look at that wood cabinet!

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jun 03, 2014 | Comments (11)
Category: Money, Technology, Television, 1970's

Kate Smith, the flag-raising rat


Kate Smith was a rat trained to raise a small American flag. It was trained by Kelly Buckwalter of Santa Barbara High School as "an experiment in operant conditioning" for her chemistry and psychology classes.

Do kids still get to do experiments like this in high school? Somehow I doubt it. Source: The Tuscaloosa News - May 22, 1976.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat May 24, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Science, Experiments, Psychology, 1970's

1970s Electronic Games







Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri May 23, 2014 | Comments (13)
Category: Toys, Advertising, Computers, 1970's

The Incredible Dr. Steel



I suspect that Dr. Steel, Big Jim and Big Jeff were just showing off for each other prior to a gay orgy of epic proportions.

And by the way: what parent would buy this toy based on the incredibly primitive drawing in the newspaper ad below? And why are the Doc's pants photorealistic, and the rest of him just like a stick figure?

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat May 17, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Mad Scientists, Evil Geniuses, Insane Villains, Toys, Martial Arts, 1970's

Strawberry Letter 23



Not for nothing were The Brothers Johnson known as "Lightnin' Licks" and "Thunder Thumbs."


Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu May 08, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Fashion, Music, 1970's
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