Tag Archives: 1973

Turned On & Supernatural Effects

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

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Benicio, Zat You?

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

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Be a Somebody!

Yes, you too can be a somebody just like one of Liverpool’s favorite sons!

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Look Who’s Smiling Now!

No, I don’t know him either.

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$8.00 Adonis

Who knew that perfection was available for less than ten American dollars?

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Mini-Paul McCartney Meets Richard Nixon

Only it’s not really Paul McCartney. It is Richard Nixon, however.

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I’d Like to Sell the World Some Seeds

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The Latest Thing on the Jean Scene!

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

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Horribly Realistic!

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

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LPs or Tapes?

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

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