Category:
1960s

Follies of the Mad Men #77



How do you advertise the death car that made Ralph Nader's reputation? Here's how!

Posted By: Paul - Fri Dec 04, 2009 - Comments (7)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Death, 1960s, Cars

Time Out For Trouble



An evil, possessed clock destroys one family and revels in the troubles of a whole town. That's my kind of public-service announcement!

Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 24, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Accidents, Dreams and Nightmares, Horror, Documentaries, 1960s

Overs and Outs

Posted By: Paul - Mon Nov 16, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Humor, Television, 1960s

A Day in the Death Of Donnie B.



Be sure to hang in there at least through the theme song!

Posted By: Paul - Fri Nov 13, 2009 - Comments (1)
Category: Addictions, Drugs, Movies, Documentaries, Urban Life, 1960s

RFD Greenwich Village

Posted By: Paul - Fri Nov 06, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Fashion, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1960s

They Had That Back Then? #3

Today's lesson: Flat Screen TV (this is a long one to make up for not posting anything in a while).

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From the February 1972 issue of Popular Science.



More in extended >>

Posted By: Salamander Sam - Sat Oct 31, 2009 - Comments (9)
Category: Technology, Television, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s

Cyber-pigeon!

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In this photo from the Life archives, we see a 1962 experiment involving the affixing of goggles to a pigeon to learn more about its vision.

Please be sure to magnify the photo for full horrifying effect.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Oct 18, 2009 - Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Science, Experiments, 1960s

Trik Trak



Who wouldn't want one?!?

Posted By: Paul - Mon Oct 12, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Toys, Advertising, 1960s

Early TV Remote

Posted By: Paul - Thu Oct 08, 2009 - Comments (8)
Category: Technology, Television, 1960s

30 Dumb Inventions

This has been making its way around the internet over the past few days, but it is still interesting. The Life website has a photo gallery of 30 dumb inventions. Most of them are just terrible, like an external baby cage for your (high rise) apartment window or a phone answering robot (who just happens to be mute), but this one in particular just strikes me as a great idea: Illuminated tires.

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If these were actually available, which doesn't seem likely, I would definitely buy some. They just look so cool, especially on vintage cars like the one pictured above.

Posted By: Salamander Sam - Tue Oct 06, 2009 - Comments (5)
Category: Technology, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, Yesterday's Tomorrows

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