Saturday, December 09, 2006

Charmin' and Alarmin': Ads from the March 1936 Issue of McCall's





Mystery prize to whoever comes up with the funniest caption to the giant toilet ad.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Hasher's Delirium

A sensational old animation. Have the volume on.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

You, You, You

Why hasn't Bits of Fry & Laurie (Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie) been released on DVD yet? It's gen—i—us!

Trashball 120306: King George the Copper


Recovered from a 10-kilogram box of scrap coins. From 1806, this well used penny bears—just barely—the image of Britain's King George III. Lost his colonies and then lost his mind to arsenic and porphyria. Now he sits on my grimy desk.

Trashball 120306: Glen Burnie, Maryland, meet Manchester


A couple of days after a disappointing show at Nation in DC—lousy sound system, short set—Morrissey did an unheralded show at the reception-hall-cum-music-venue Michael's 8th Avenue in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Only about 750 people came out to it, but those who did were not disappointed. Morrissey emerged on stage under the 10-foot fiber-panel ceiling, a half-unfurled backdrop (all that would fit) and greeted us, "Welcome to the bar-mitvah!" Better than the Nation show by a factor of 100.

Trashball 120306: Ethiopian Joe


Recovered in the parking lot of the former Ethiopian Cultural Center on Georgia Ave., NW, in DC. Howdy, fella!

Trashball 120306: Jiminy, R.I.P.


Found near the dryer. Completely dessicated, poor old Jiminy likely expired quite some time ago. Question is, will he fit inside a Trashball?