29
May
11

“Love Doll,” 1971

Never be bored or alone again!

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04
Apr
11

Signs of Spring, ca. 1984

This penetrating essay, extolling the virtues of Spring, was most likely penned in the second grade. I still agree with the sentiments contained therein, although I hope my spelling and handwriting have improved at least marginally….

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29
Jan
10

Ice Capades Program, 1983

The Ice Capades was a traveling ice show that ran from 1940 to 1995 that featured ex-Olympian skaters, ¬†elaborate set-pieces/themes, and costumes that could have been featured in a 1930s Hollywood musical. Continue reading ‘Ice Capades Program, 1983’

20
Nov
09

He Dreamed of a Perfect Woman, 1957

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20
Nov
09

Where Are We? [Red Robin Comment Card], 2006

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20
Nov
09

Cooling Tomato Aspic Layers, 1972

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17
Nov
09

Army Laughs, 1973

Army Laughs was one of many cheap humor publications that now aptly represent the “golden age of low-to-mid-level magazine cartooning.” Army Laughs typically featured art by noteworthy cartoonists; the cover of this issue is by Don Orehek, whose work one can find in Cracked, Playboy, and Saturday Evening Post. The quality was not always at the level found in more well-known publications; these second-rate humor mags often served as a dumping ground for hastily done work – ¬†a quick way to make a buck. The magazine contains as assortment of bawdy comics (the women all have enormous knockers), cornball jokes, and the occasional titillating nudie pin-up photo.

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