Category:
Europe

French Key Ring Craze



Posted By: Paul - Fri Nov 03, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Fads, 1960s, Europe

The Laxey Wheel



I love that the Laxey Wheel has a name, "Lady Isabella," and a tribute folk song.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Oct 14, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Technology, Europe, Nineteenth Century

Mette Ingvartsen

The Danish dancer Mette Ingvartsen is currently staging her nude performance "7 Pleasures" in New York City. (CAUTION: nude still image at link.) I imagine the show will look something like what you will see starting at the 2:20 mark in the video below. (More nudity, natch.)



For her theorizing, go to the second video.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Oct 01, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Body, Nudism, Avant Garde, Dance, Europe

England’s Smallest Window





Wikipedia reference here.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Sep 17, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Architecture, Europe

The Tomorrow People



Combine The Mod Squad with The X-Men and you have The Tomorrow People.

Wikipedia page here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Sep 06, 2017 - Comments (3)
Category: Human Marvels, Television, Comics, Science Fiction, 1970s, Europe, Differently Abled, Handicapped, Challenged, and Otherwise Atypical

The Beachcomber Bar, UK



Anglo Hula: less is not more.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Aug 11, 2017 - Comments (4)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, 1960s, Dance, Parody, Europe, South Pacific

JFK as Angel




Source of text.


Regretably, the only image I could find has this watermark hiding some of the details.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Aug 09, 2017 - Comments (4)
Category: Religion, Statues and Monuments, 1930s, 1960s, Europe

Egg Massage

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jul 29, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, 1960s, Europe

Yanks in the UK

This makes Brexit all the more mandatory!





Original article here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jul 27, 2017 - Comments (6)
Category: Antisocial Activites, Culture and Civilization, Family, Sexuality, Foreign Customs, 1950s, Europe, North America

Doddy and the Diddymen



Apparently, the UK had their own version of Alvin and the Chipmunks.

Creator's Wikipedia page.

Live version of the act here, not embeddable.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jul 14, 2017 - Comments (4)
Category: Fey, Twee, Whimsical, Naive and Sadsack, Music, 1960s, Europe

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