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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The Scourge of Weekend Warriors

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Buried in a Piano Case

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.

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Tee-Shirts That Will Get You Kicked Out of Class

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

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What I Miss About Comics – Hippie Posters

Button, button, who’s got the button? This was the last thing Alice saw.

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