Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Monster Size Monsters

Just in time for Halloween, Monster Size Monsters, just $1.00!
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Saturday, October 25, 2008

G.W. Bush Halloween Vampire

This year for Halloween, President George W. Bush will take a bite outta Liberty.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Darling Pet


A DARLING PET
A human-like pet to caress and play with, this golden-haired SQUIRREL MONKEY makes a cherished gift for both adults and children. Brings fun and companionship into your life with its heart-shaped face and very lovable eyes. Easy to train and care for, eats what you eat, needs only understanding and affection. Comes to you 6 months old, grows 12 inches tall. It's an education just owning one. Free cage and instructions with each monkey. Guaranteed Live Delivery.
Only $19.95 express collect.
Send check or Money Order for $19.95 to

JUNGLE PETS, Sexton Bldg., Dept.SM-1
MINNEAPOLIS 15, MINNESOTA

Monday, October 20, 2008

Book Selects: The Golden Age of Advertising - The 70s (Taschen 25) [ILLUSTRATED] (Hardcover)

The Golden Age of Advertising - The 70s (Taschen 25) [ILLUSTRATED] (Hardcover)
by Jim Heimann (Editor), Steve Heller (Introduction)

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Discofunkalicious: an overview of the decade that spawned glam rock and The Brady Bunch...

Both eclipsed and influenced by television, American print ads of the 1970s departed from the bold, graphic forms and subtle messages that were typical of their sixties counterparts. More literal, more in-your-face, 70s ads sought to capture the attention of a public accustomed to blaring, to-the-point TV commercials (even VW ads, known for their witty, ironic statements and minimalist designs, lost some of their punch in the 1970s). All was not lost, though; as ads are a sign of the times, racial and ecological awareness crept into everything from cigarette to car advertisements, reminding Americans that everyday products were hip to the modern age. By the end of the decade, print ads had begun to recoup, gaining in originality and creativity as they focused on target audiences through carefully chosen placement in smaller publications. A fascinating study of mass culture dissemination in a post-hippie, television-obsessed nation, this weighty volume delivers an exhaustive and nostalgic overview of 70s advertising.

About the Author
The editor: Jim Heimann is a resident of Los Angeles, a graphic designer, writer, historian, and instructor at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He is the author of numerous books on architecture, popular culture, and Hollywood history.

The author: Steven Heller is art director of the New York Times Book Review and co-chair of the MFA/Design program at the School of Visual Arts. He is the author and editor of over 80 books on graphic design and popular culture, including The Graphic Design Reader, Paul Rand, From Merz to Emigre and Beyond: Avant Garde Magazine Design of the 20th Century, and Citizen Design: Perspectives on Design Responsibility.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Man's Wig, $7.95 - No Need To Pay $50

Stretch Wig Completely Covers All Your Hair and Sideburns
Stays in place on all size heads - easy to put on. Thinned and razor cut - handsome tapered look and full sideburns. Cool and lightweight. Made of modacrylic fiber - looks and feel like real hair - has luster, rich body and bounce of human hair. Can be washed & shampooed - never loses its shape - can be combed, trimmed and restyled if you wish.
Specify color desired: Black, Off Black, Chestnut, Dark, Medium or Light Brown, Dark Blonde, Grey and Black mixed, Brown and Grey Mixed. Mention Style M-105. Send $1 deposit and pay postman on delivery balance plus C.O.D. postage. Or send only $7.95 and we will pay postage, Money back guarantee if not satisfied.


FRANKLIN FASHIONS, Dept. M233
378 S. Franklin St., Hempstead, N.Y. 11550

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Slender Ankes Can Be Yours


People Admire Dainty Ankles

Thick or swollen ankles can quickly be reduced to dainty slender shape by new discovery of special processed rubber.

THICK ANKLES SPOIL YOUR APPEARANCE

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Say Hello To The Obama Youth

These Obama campaigners will be coming to your neighborhood any day now. Please have some candy and soda pop ready for them.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Wall Streeters Ponder Jumping


I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.

— Thomas Jefferson, Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin (1802)

LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury


LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury
This V-8 powered sedan was the LAPD's patrol car of choice during the late seventies and early eighties. It was equipped with power steering and air conditioning. Mobile computers had not yet come along. The rooftop lights, with the forward-facing red and flashing amber to the rear, were retired from service in 1984. The influx of international visitors for the Olympic games required the addition of blue lights as this is the internationally recognized color for stopping vehicles. LAPD replaced the roof lights with light bars that included both red and blue lights. The roof number on the patrol car features the last three digits of its shop (fleet) number. The large white numbers on the trunk lid identify the station to which the vehicle is assigned. In this case the patrol car belonged to West Valley area.
source: Behind the Badge - The LAPD Experience

PHOTOGRAPHED AT THE TOLUCA LAKE CAR SHOW
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Thursday, October 02, 2008

Happy Birthday Groucho Marx




On this day, 1895, Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx was born in New York City.

"Groucho Marx was the best comedian this country ever produced. [...] He is simply unique in the same way that Picasso or Stravinsky are." —Woody Allen





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