Category:
1960s

Pat Boone’s “Speedy Gonzalez”



A gesture towards better relations between Mexico and the USA.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Mar 14, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Music, Stereotypes and Cliches, Diplomacy and Foreign Relations, 1960s

Follies of the Mad Men #133

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[From Playboy for November 1966.]

The problem here is the product, first of all. Who wants to smell like a hillbilly? We all know what hillbillies smell like: manure, chewing tobacco, unwashed linens and athlete's foot. Given this product to tout, all the advertising guy could come up with is a Daisy Mae-type figure totally emasculating the wearer of this cologne. Good going!

Posted By: Paul - Wed Mar 09, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, Regionalism, 1960s, Perfume and Cologne and Other Scents

Flintstones Rock Out



Did you ever wonder what the theme song to The Flintstones might sound like if it had been performed by, oh, say, a group that echoed The Association ("Along Comes Mary," etc)?

Well, here's your chance to fulfill your fantasy!

Posted By: Paul - Sat Mar 05, 2011 - Comments (1)
Category: Music, Cartoons, 1960s

Henry Gibson, Redux



Race Relations Poem from Swindon Viewpoint on Vimeo.



I'm so pleased to see that people have continued to channel the spirit of Henry Gibson.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Mar 02, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Poetry, 1960s

The Strange World of Gurney Slade

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Click on text for a version more readable.

To watch an episode of this bizarre cult show, start with Part 1 here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Feb 28, 2011 - Comments (4)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Television, Weird Names, Surrealism, 1960s

Follies of the Mad Men #132



What does this ad teach us?

1) Your friendly neighborhood car mechanic is a whining, moronic crook.

2) Your new car purchase can undermine the local economy.

3) If and when you do need your new car serviced, by any surviving garage, it will undoubtedly be sabotaged.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Feb 24, 2011 - Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, 1960s, Cars

Goodbye Pussycat…

Sad news today for fans of weird and cult movies. Tura Satana, star of Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! and the Astro-Zombies series has died, aged 72. Famed, and much admired, for her impressive build and distinctive looks, Tura's portrayal of the psychopathic Varla in Faster... won her a sizeable cult following. Which, having somewhat presciently thought to trademark her likeness, belatedly brought Tura some success (Yahoo News).

It is perhaps some small comfort that Ms. Satana will now be spared seeing Kim Kardashian's proposed reprisal of her role in the Tarrantino remake of her signature film, expected out in 2012. For connoisseurs of the original, here's the title sequence, with music courtesy of The Bostweeds.



(Image from AmpedAsia.com)

Posted By: Dumbfounded - Mon Feb 07, 2011 - Comments (7)
Category: Movies, Obituaries, 1960s

Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica






This bandleader has devoted himself to re-creating the Space Age Bachelor Pad Music of Esquivel. Read about the demented and dedicated fellow here.

The sound in the second clip is a little off, but you'll get the idea. Listen to better samples at the Amazon link.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jan 19, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Eccentrics, Jabberwocky, Scat Singing, Nonsense Verse and Glossolalia, Kitsch and Collectibles, Music, 1960s

Follies of the Mad Men #128



This is the deodorant for habitual teeter-totter users and sculptors of totem poles.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 01, 2010 - Comments (7)
Category: Body, Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, 1960s

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