Category:
1990s

Bowling, the Sport of Kings











Posted By: Paul - Sat Aug 04, 2012 - Comments (3)
Category: Sports, 1960s, 1970s, 1990s

The Wellingborough Carnival

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The town of Wellingborough, UK, has been holding a carnival for over 100 years. The old affairs certainly featured things that look weird to us today. Here's a photo album to peruse.

And the Wellingborough Carnival home page reveals this year's affair is on July 7th! Plenty of time to make your plans to attend!

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jun 22, 2012 - Comments (4)
Category: Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests, Holidays, Parades and Festivals, Weird Theory, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, Europe

Really, You Shouldn’t Have

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I walk past this boulder, located on the grounds of some State Offices near the Rhode Island capitol, about once a week. This week, I happened to notice it featured a plaque. Here's what the plaque says (click to enlarge):

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Gift to the future? Where? Is it the boulder? But the boulder is pretty much just a bland frame for the plaque!

This appears to be nothing more than an egocentric tribute to the people involved, a way to memorialize themselves. Or am I missing something?

Posted By: Paul - Fri May 04, 2012 - Comments (12)
Category: Annoying Things, Frauds, Cons and Scams, Government, Statues, Monuments and Memorials, 1990s

Bob’s Birthday

Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 24, 2012 - Comments (5)
Category: Domestic, Marriage, Humor, Cartoons, 1990s

JAPP Energy Bar Commercials

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jan 18, 2012 - Comments (7)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Junk Food, 1990s

Follies of the Mad Men #154









Four decades of commercials for the medicinal tasting soda. Which one would convince you to drink it?

Posted By: Paul - Fri Aug 05, 2011 - Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Junk Food, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s

Grape Escape



A major contributor to youth violence, no doubt, and consequently banned forever! But it would be fun to be able to still buy this today, on Black Friday.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Nov 26, 2010 - Comments (7)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Death, Games, Children, 1990s

Follies of the Mad Men #123





In line with some recent comments posts about feminine hygiene marketing...

Posted By: Paul - Fri Sep 17, 2010 - Comments (8)
Category: Hygiene, 1970s, 1990s, Women, Genitals

La Salla

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jul 12, 2010 - Comments (5)
Category: Surrealism, Cartoons, 1990s

Shock Asylum

One of my college courses this year is called "Posthumanism in Science Fiction" (it actually counts towards the core classes needed to graduate). The instructor, Dan Dinello, used to work with Stephen Colbert back in the 1990s, and recently he decided to show the class one of the short films he made with Colbert, a strange dark comedy called Shock Asylum. Like everything else, it happened to be on YouTube (though this version is shorter than the one I saw), so enjoy:

Posted By: Salamander Sam - Mon Nov 02, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Movies, Psychology, 1990s, Parody, Yesterday's Tomorrows

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