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Charles Atlas is the body builder that everybody knows from comic book advertisements, but if you actually bought and read comic books regularly any time between the 1950s through the 1970s, you would be just as familiar with the name … Continue reading
So you scraped together the two bucks and waited patiently for the instructions to arrive in the mail while you pictured yourself buzzing the town on your boss GO-KART or sweet SPEED-BIKE! Wouldn’t it be great?! Imagine all of the … Continue reading
Back in the ’70s while my parents shopped for clothes and boring stuff, my younger brother and I were left to our own devices wandering the toy and record sections of the department stores that anchored the shopping malls. Invariably … Continue reading
I recently went to see the new Thor movie which I didn’t really care if I saw or not, but my son insisted. Thor was not one of my favorite characters when I was first reading comics. I had come … Continue reading
Yes, you too can be a somebody just like one of Liverpool’s favorite sons!
No, I don’t know him either.
Who knew that perfection was available for less than ten American dollars?
Only it’s not really Paul McCartney. It is Richard Nixon, however.
Hello, one and all! It’s Mrs. Crankipants bidding you a joyous greeting from a time before the internet, a time of three television networks, a time of diminishing expectations and a time that a million hack comedians were all attempting … Continue reading
There was a long period in comics where you could always count on ads featuring either fake vomit or artificial dog droppings. I always wondered where this sort of stuff was made. Was it a factory that specialized in novelty … Continue reading
Decisions — decisions! Do you go with the tapes or the LPs? You get the album cover and the inner sleeve with the album, but 8-track tapes are really cool. They’re sort of futuristic the way you just push them … Continue reading
For kids who grew up in a certain era, this photo is probably more familiar than anything Diane Arbus or Ansel Adams may have shot.
Hey, Kids, What Time is It? It’s Labor Day meaning that the first day back to school has just about arrived. Sorry, Alice, but SCHOOL‘S IN FOR AUTUMN. Yes, PLENITUDES of pencils. PLENITUDES of books. PLENITUDES of teacher’s dirty looks. … Continue reading