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Stayin’ alive. Stayin’ alive. Well, more like tryin’ to stay alive and failin’, but that’s harder to sing.

American Modeler magazine - July 1958
American Modeler magazine – July 1958
Model Airplane News - 1961 Annual
Model Airplane News – 1961 Annual

What is that strange toy? It can’t possibly be based on a real plane, can it?

Yes. Yes it can. The “small, tubby airplane” is the Gee Bee! Also described as “A Cute But Dangerous Airplane” and the “Fastest and Most Dangerous Airplane in the World“.

Want one? As of May 2019, you can for the low, low price of only $899,000!

“Is this organic?”

Cover of Evergreen Review, December 1971
Cover of Evergreen Review, December 1971
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All the horrors of karaoke plus all the horrors of 8-track tape!

GE The Loudmouth
from the July 15, 1976 issue of Rolling Stone magazine

What a way to celebrate America’s Bicentennial.

Fun fact: Billboard’s #1 song on the Hot 100 around the time of this ad?
Starland Vocal Band’s “Afternoon Delight”.

Another fun fact: Radio Shack sold blank 8-track tapes until 1990.

“Ladies.”
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A Post-Victorian Flight of Fancy

Life magazine cover illustration by F.W. Read, March 17, 1904
Life magazine cover illustration by F.W. Read, March 17, 1904

AS USUAL.
“Let me know when we get to Mars.”
“We passed Mars ten planets ago, ma’am.”

This early cartoon/comic/illustration/panel is weird, wonderful and a work of art. It’s as if Jules Verne and Mark Twain had a baby, and I dig it.

The Artist is F.W. Read, but there is scant info online except for a few other pieces of work and that he/she studied in Paris at Académie Julian in 1891. If you know more, please let me know!

Wet Your Whistle

Needlecraft Magazine, August 1925

“Oh, you’re practicing social distancing in the future? What a shame. Well… I guess I’ll just have to help myself to your Gin Rickey and the rest of the pitcher too!”

What happens after MAGA folks are told to practice social distancing.

Cover of Farm Journal magazine, June 1950
Cover of Farm Journal magazine, June 1950

Covergirl

If you know me, you know I had no choice but to find and acquire this magazine. 

Eek
November 1908 Farm Life magazine — was in rough shape but Photoshop helped me de-age it some.
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Coca-Cola 1906 – Victorians sure talked purdy.

Fun fact: Just three years before this 1906 ad from Massengale Advertising ran, cocaine was removed from the Coca-Cola formula.

1906 Coca-Cola Massengale magazine ad
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Soo-wee!

Ain’t no smell like a pig farm, ‘cept maybe a boy raised on a pig farm.

Get to the choppah!

We were promised personal helicopters.