Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Crawling Hand

Vintage Science Fiction title graphics from the 1963 film, The Crawling Hand, originally uploaded by Gitwithit

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

The Crawling Hand

The Crawling Hand is a 1963 science fiction film directed by Herbert L. Strock, and starring Rod Lauren, Peter Breck, Allison Hayes, and Alan Hale. It was featured on the television shows Mystery Science Theater 3000(MST3K) and The Canned Film Festival.

Plot summary

The hand of a dead astronaut is possessed by an alien and begins killing people in a small town.

Get this movie at a good price from Amazon.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Charge of the Killer Baboons

Originally uploaded by PopKulture

Man's Illustrated April 1956

Friday, December 18, 2009

1966 Seasons Greetings CBS holiday interstitial

Once upon a time network television aired classy holiday interstitials like this.

Designed by R.O. Blechman
Animated by Willis Pyle. Beautiful , hand-drawn pen & ink drawings.
Music arranged by Arnie Black.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Mickey Mouse Parodies

M - I - C, See you thru button eyes.

K - E - Y, Why? Because it's nicer than Micky Rat.

M - O - U - S - E

from flickr

In Memory of
Roy Edward Disney

Son of Roy O. Disney
Nephew of Walt Disney

Jan 10, 1930 - Dec 16, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Fantastic Novels November 1950

Originally uploaded by PopKulture

Fantastic Novels, November 1950

Man in a Bottle.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Ion-Propelled Aircraft returns to reality.

Kept out of the public eye since the leak to Popular Mechanics magazine in August, 1964, Major de Seversky's ion-propelled aircraft has been reported by spotters in California's Panamint Valley.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Dent's Corn Gum - Cures Corns

1904 Dent's Corn Gum uploaded by clotho98
From the December 1904 issue of Women's Home Companion magazine.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Passive Agressive Puppet

Passive Agressive Puppet

Monday, October 05, 2009


1909 X-Ray Stove Polish Originally uploaded to flickr by clotho98
X-Ray Stove Polish advertisement from the January 1909 issue of Women's Home Companion magazine.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Don't Pull Hair From Nose

May Cause Fatal Infection

Use the Hollis Klipette New Invention

You can cause serious infection as a result of pulling hair from the nose. Use of scissors is also dangerous and impractical. No better way to remove hair from nose and ears than with KLIPETTE. Smooth, gentle, safe, efficient. Rounded points can't cut or prick skin.

So Simple! Just turn the end. Surplus hair comes out easily, gently.

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Guaranteed to Satisfy or Money Back

from Popular Science, September 1946

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Handcuffs for Boys

There is a great deal of wholesome fun and amusement to be derived from these Handcuffs. Although merely a toy, they are well and strongly made, with extremely simple mechanism, that can be slipped on and off in a moment. No key is required either to lock or unlock them. Just slip them over the wrists and you have your pal securely handcuffed. These Handcuffs stand for Law and Order and, in the hands of the boy, inspire him with respect for Civic Virtues.

No. 2752. Boys' Handcuffs. Price.. 50c

Handcuffs for Young Tuffs Originally uploaded to flickr by King Power Cinema

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Gorilla Out-Dances Human Female Partner

Before there was Dancing With The Stars, there was dancing with the Gorillas, circa 1927, produced by the ever cost conscious micro-media-mogul, Van Smith.

The micro studio, operating a stone's through Mack Sennett's tri-angle shaped studio in Los Angeles's Hyperion Valley, cranked out fifty-two 12 second film clips a day. Enough for a weekly release for the following year.

Audiences around the country looked forward to 12 seconds of madness each week.

Here's to Van Smith, Micro-Media-Moguls everywhere, and you!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Dan Winters: Periodical Photographs

With one foot in art history and the other firmly in his own time, Dan Winters has produced many of the most classic celebrity portraits of the past 15 years. Sometimes the poses are familiar from early Renaissance portraiture--the profile or three-quarter profile view of the subject beginning from the chest up, the eyes raised skyward, the background a murky monochrome. In other portraits, Winters conjures early photography, and in yet others, one finds entirely contemporary backdrops of freeways or industrial interiors. He excels in lighting, shrouding his subjects in shadow (Morrissey) or very slightly bleaching them (Kate Winslet) to produce a strange remoteness. Winters is responsible for the definitive portraits of Hollywood's most photographed A-listers (Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Denzel Washington, Nicole Kidman, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio) and music superstars (Bono, Eminem, Willie Nelson), as well as scientists, architects and everyday, extraordinary Americans. This long-awaited first monograph from this top editorial photographer provides an overview of his assignment work as a contributor to some of America's most prestigious magazines, including New York, Esquire, Rolling Stone and The New York Times Magazine, with an emphasis on his portraiture. Designed by Scott Dadich, award-winning Creative Director of Wired magazine, it showcases a photographer at the top of his game.

Dan Winters, born in Ventura, California, in 1962, lives in Austin and Los Angeles. He is the recipient of more than 100 awards, including the Alfred Eisenstadt Award for Magazine Photography and a First Place World Press Photo Award. His work is included in the collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Austin, Texas.

Dan Winters: Periodical Photographs available from Amazon at a great price.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

Orson Welles Drunk for Paul Masson Wine Commercial

These are some original takes for the legendary Orson Welles "We Will Sell No Wine Before Its Time" commercial, show that working with the legendary Mr. Welles could be...memorable.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hungry Plant Eats Meat

Hungry Plant Originally uploaded by Neato Coolville

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Burn Water in your Car

Image originally uploaded to flickr by Gitwithit

Monday, July 20, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

Goodnight, Walter Cronkite

Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr.
(November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009) was an American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–1981). During the heyday of CBS News in the 1970s and 1980s, he was often cited in viewer opinion polls as "the most trusted man in America" because of his professional experience and kindly demeanor. Cronkite died on July 17, 2009 at the age of 92 after a long illness.

Walter Cronkite KODE-TV Ad
via flickr by Neato Coolville

Billy Loves to Eat Meat

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Scarlet - by merkley???

Scarlet - Huddles in the Kitchen on The Oven Door With a Root Beer Float & Smart-Assedly Labeled Components & Condiments as a Flaming Pan & Steaming Kettle Sit Stovetop Between a Pillar of Frozen Hamburger Patties & a Float Focused Cat Originally uploaded by merkley???

Welcome to Friday Fun at The Atomic Eye. Here's one from San Francisco artist merkley???

Scarlet - Huddles in the Kitchen on The Oven Door With a Root Beer Float & Smart-Assedly Labeled Components & Condiments as a Flaming Pan & Steaming Kettle Sit Stovetop Between a Pillar of Frozen Hamburger Patties & a Float Focused Cat

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Billy Mays, dead at age 50

BillyMays by Glitschka Studios

William "Billy" D. Mays, Jr.
(July 20, 1958 – June 28, 2009)
Show your support of this great, yet somewhat annoying, TV pitchman by downloading your Billy Mays mask from

Friday, June 26, 2009

Make License Plates

Why should state prisoners have all the fun in making license plates? Now you can make your own on the interwebs.


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Goodbye Ed McMahon

Obit Ed McMahon via Current News Stories

Edward Leo Peter "Ed" McMahon, Jr.
(March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009)

In this Feb. 5, 1968 file photo, Ed McMahon is shown on the set of NBC's "Late Night" with Johnny Carson TV Show in New York. McMahon died, Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center surrounded by his wife, Pam, and other family members, said his publicist, Howard Bragman. (AP Photo, file)

Get this 3 DVD collection of the best moments of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson & Ed McMahon

Monday, June 15, 2009

Ad Boy: Vintage Advertising With Character (Paperback)

Ad Boy: Vintage Advertising With Character (Paperback)

by Warren Dotz, Masud Husain
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (June 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580089844
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580089845
See the reviews on Amazon.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Sheets in Texas Beds Must Be 9 Feet Long

Sheets in Texas Beds Must Be 9 Feet Long
Originally uploaded by pantufla

Sheets in Texas Beds Must Be 9 Feet Long

Tall Men of the State to BE Given Opportunity to Stretch Out

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