Category:
1970s

Funky Space!

Posted By: Paul - Wed May 27, 2009 - Comments (1)
Category: Fashion, Music, 1970s, Yesterday's Tomorrows

Flexi Discs

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Vinyl records maintain a certain level of popularity these days. But I don't think anyone plans on reviving the Flexi Disc, which ceased production in the year 2000.

Visit this great site for a history of this odd phenomenon. Be sure to look at the Flexi Disc stamps from Bhutan!

Posted By: Paul - Sun May 24, 2009 - Comments (8)
Category: Music, Technology, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s

Multiple Sidosis

Here's a fellow I was unaware of until Sunday May 17th, when I read his obituary. (Find it here.) Sid Laverents was truly One Of Us, a real Weirdo.

Watch his most famous film below.

Posted By: Paul - Tue May 19, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Eccentrics, Movies, 1970s

Drunk Drivers Can Hit Anything, And Will

Imagine the Sahara desert. A vast, arid sandbox with limited plant life. And the Tenere is a region of the southern Sahara with an extremely hot and dry climate and even more limited plant life. But up until 1973, there was a lonely acacia tree known as the Tree of Ténéré (L’Arbre du Ténéré). Being so isolated, the tree became a landmark on caravan routes and earned a place on most maps of the area. It stood for decades as a beacon for weary travelers, until a drunk driver knocked it down. Yup, the only tree in the entire region and the drunk managed to hit it. In remembrance to what was once considered to be the most isolated tree on Earth, a metal pole was put in its place. You'll need a translator for The Story but the pictures are fairly self-explanatory.

Posted By: Nethie - Mon May 18, 2009 - Comments (4)
Category: History, Nature, 1970s, Africa, Alcohol

“Fanta, you’re fantasizing!”

Hausu is an interesting film from 1970s Japan directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi. This film is beyond bizarre with a flying lamp shade that kills and a piano that devours it's prey. I had the chance to watch this with a group of friends when it aired on IFC in April and we had a blast. The movie almost makes no sense, but is a great experience. From what I've heard, the director got the idea from a dream his daughter had, which makes sense. The effects in the film are actually pretty cool for the time period.




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Posted By: mdb777 - Sat May 09, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Movies, 1970s, Asia

Float On

Barry White, they ain't!

Posted By: Paul - Sun May 03, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Music, Sex Symbols, 1970s

Annual MIT Piano Drop

The event of this post's title occured a few days ago.



However, because the drop is now an anticipated, regular event, it cannot possibly compare with the excitement of the very first one!

Posted By: Paul - Sun Apr 26, 2009 - Comments (13)
Category: Destruction, Education, 1970s

Follies of the Mad Men #62

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[From Playboy magazine for September 1971.]

Please parse the logic here for me. We'll use feminism to sell ugly shoes for men? I just don't get it....

Posted By: Paul - Mon Apr 06, 2009 - Comments (8)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Fashion, Shoes, Feminism, 1970s

Follies of the Mad Men #61

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[From Playboy magazine for September 1971.]

Oh, yeah, a belt your Dad would wear back in 1971 could trigger all that groovy hippie stuff. Note the sign that uses Frank Zappa's name for cachet. Did he sue, I wonder?

Posted By: Paul - Tue Mar 31, 2009 - Comments (13)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Fashion, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1970s

Follies of the Mad Men #59

What exactly was the name of that toy again?

Posted By: Paul - Fri Mar 20, 2009 - Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Toys, 1970s

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