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by Roger Thornhill
Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:44 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mid-century cooking
Replies: 6
Views: 2403

That sausage covered with bacon really cracks me up! My Korean friends tell me that SPAM still has a big following in South Korea. Indeed, the Korean bakery near my work sells baked goods incorporating hot dogs in a manner pretty similar to these MCM cookbooks. It does speak to how far grocery store...
by Roger Thornhill
Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Jim Henson's "Time Piece"
Replies: 5
Views: 1728

Thanks for posting! That is a really interesting short. I guess I should try to make something of the symbolism but I couldn't get past those great clothes. I'm a huge fan of those slim suits. Great stuff. The pop art graphics were great too. I'm jealous that both of you saw this at the theatre. Sou...
by Roger Thornhill
Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:26 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Album covers
Replies: 98
Views: 63888

You know, I figure that the guy who curated that show knows his stuff and probably has that weird sort of "these covers make me laugh but I love 'em" sensibility it takes to appreciate bizarre covers but those ones the LA Times selected are hardly all that bizarre or terrible. What was wro...
by Roger Thornhill
Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mid-century cooking
Replies: 6
Views: 2403

mid-century cooking

by Roger Thornhill
Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Is this MCM? If not, then what is it?
Replies: 16
Views: 2435

MCMAdmirer, I would really like to see pics of the teak table when you're done refinishing it. Please post!
by Roger Thornhill
Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: The Nifty Fifties...
Replies: 1
Views: 1214

The Nifty Fifties...

is a pretty enjoyable photo blog (none of that pesky reading business). Enjoy: http://theniftyfifties.tumblr.com/


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by Roger Thornhill
Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Vintage Toys
Replies: 23
Views: 4542

Dick Tracy watches!

I would really love to have this, but I imagine that it goes for a pretty penny on the ol' bay. http://thesweetestpsychopath.tumblr.com/post/146957118/official-dick-tracy-two-way-wrist-radio-by-remco http://thesweetestpsychopath.tumblr.com/post/146954961 http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/9035/dsvws58...
by Roger Thornhill
Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Hamilton, Ontario...
Replies: 13
Views: 3200

MCMAdmirer, thanks for the advice! The internet makes it a million times easier to start exploring a new city. I found an interesting link here with some interesting pics of Hamilton architecture (and of buildings across Ontario): http://www.ontarioarchitecture.com/Artmoderne.htm and http://www.onta...
by Roger Thornhill
Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: on campers
Replies: 1
Views: 950

on campers

Lots of great recent blog posts on campers, from air-streams to the RV hall-of-fame to the Holiday House Model "X". http://eccentricroadside.blogspot.com/2009/07/happy-trailers-to-you-elkhart-indianas.html (RV hall fame post w/ lots of great pics) http://atomicaddiction.blogspot.com/2009/0...
by Roger Thornhill
Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Hamilton, Ontario...
Replies: 13
Views: 3200

Steve, interesting article. IMO, the author does a good job of pointing that the feverish Timmies cult isn't really backed up by anything (the products are truly so-so) other than cost (though they offer a much cleaner, more professional atmosphere than a lot of other inexpensive coffee shops) and h...
by Roger Thornhill
Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:32 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Flickr MCM advertising group
Replies: 2
Views: 2004

It's a great group! I am really attracted to this era of advertising and obviously the homes are great too. Some other great flickr groups include (w/ a fair bit of overlap): http://www.flickr.com/groups/mid-centuryillustratedoriginals/ http://www.flickr.com/groups/atomichousewife/ http://www.flickr...
by Roger Thornhill
Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:25 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Hamilton, Ontario...
Replies: 13
Views: 3200

Steve, as you probably know, Tim Hortons is like a religion out here (too big to call it a cult)! There was an article recently on how it's the coffee franchise that traverses political and economic lines: http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2009/05/27/tim-hortons-poll879.html . Which was surprising, a...
by Roger Thornhill
Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Hamilton, Ontario...
Replies: 13
Views: 3200

Sky and Steve, thanks for the recommendations. Checking out a Ti'Cats games is definitely on the to do list. I plan on seeing a game w/ a seasoned Hamilton friend of mine. Steve, you're pretty much bang on. When we first started looking for a place, I was really surprised by the lack of record/book/...
by Roger Thornhill
Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Criterion sale!
Replies: 3
Views: 1453

by Roger Thornhill
Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Criterion sale!
Replies: 3
Views: 1453

Criterion sale!

I don't know what Barnes and Noble is thinking but all of their Criterion DVDs are on off for 50 percent off (I didn't think there was any such thing as a Criterion sale). For post-war film fans, Criterion is definitely one of the most interesting DVD labels, putting out definitive editions of amazi...
by Roger Thornhill
Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Hamilton, Ontario...
Replies: 13
Views: 3200

Hamilton, Ontario...

...is where I am moving to this weekend (goodbye Big Smoke). School's over; career's starting, blah blah. Any Canucks out there know of any MCM goodness in Hamilton I should be checking out? In fact, anything of interest?
by Roger Thornhill
Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:58 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Album covers
Replies: 98
Views: 63888

For whatever reason the cat pic didn't link properly. Here it is in all its glory (captured using "grab"): http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/4176/yourcatandyou.png Is it just me or is that cat feeling some serious existential ennui. He really looks like he is feeling some doubt about his ...
by Roger Thornhill
Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:47 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Album covers
Replies: 98
Views: 63888

Some great covers over here: http://neat-stuff-blog.blogspot.com/200 ... overs.html

Including this classic. I can't get enough of this cat!

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by Roger Thornhill
Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:46 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Album covers
Replies: 98
Views: 63888

Some great covers over here: http://neat-stuff-blog.blogspot.com/200 ... overs.html

Including this classic. I can't get enough of this cat!

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by Roger Thornhill
Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Basil Wolverton!
Replies: 0
Views: 934

Basil Wolverton!

Some great scans of the classic comic artist over here: http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/2009/07/they-crawl-by-night-terror-below.html and here: http://pappysgoldenage.blogspot.com/2009/07/number-555-that-bullet-bounced-off-my.html Anyone who has seen his Lena the Hyena would know that this guy...
by Roger Thornhill
Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Popular Science back issues now free on google books
Replies: 5
Views: 2064

Catman, my Canadian brother, I too use a Mac. Admittedly, I did a google image search to find those old cover pics so they aren't from google books. However, you should have a program called Grab that comes free w/ the Apple operating system. Using this program, you can just image capture whatever i...
by Roger Thornhill
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: The Man From U.N.C.L.E. wants to teach you how to spy
Replies: 0
Views: 1009

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. wants to teach you how to spy

Spy Vibe recently posted some scans of old Man From... spy guides so that you too can get your inner Illya Kuryakin on.

Check it out: http://spyvibe.blogspot.com/2009/07/uncle-school.html

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by Roger Thornhill
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: For Those Who Think Young (1964)
Replies: 3
Views: 1532

Futura Girl, you're making me wish that I had TCM. Such an amazing channel. I guess I'll have to watch Speedway to get my Nancy Sinatra fix. I think I really just like Elvis' jacket in this one.

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by Roger Thornhill
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Popular Science back issues now free on google books
Replies: 5
Views: 2064

Popular Science back issues now free on google books

It's true! Check it: http://books.google.com/books?id=KS0DAAAAMBAJ&dq=popular+science&source=gbs_all_issues_r&cad=2 Info via Retro Renovation: http://retrorenovation.com/2009/07/10/great-retro-renovation-ideas-from-vintage-popular-science-magazines/ http://www.finkbuilt.com/static/images...
by Roger Thornhill
Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:44 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: "You Must Fight to Live...
Replies: 1
Views: 1141

I found this fun website which features some nostalgia pics. They even have colour bookmarks you can print off on card-stock so that you can carry on your love of the show when reading a book on the bus (hopefully a novelization of POTA): http://potatv.kassidyrae.com/
by Roger Thornhill
Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: "You Must Fight to Live...
Replies: 1
Views: 1141

"You Must Fight to Live...

...On the Planet of the Apes!" or so sang primitive garage rock/punk band the Mummies (link to song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnSc8TplDEo). I always loved those guys. Anyway, this post concerns Fantastic Flashbacks, which just posted a scan of an old Cracked Planet of the Apes satire. Enj...
by Roger Thornhill
Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:12 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: diy credenza article
Replies: 2
Views: 1576

Your problem is a common one, me thinks, for anyone who has wasted a day surfing websites and then remembers a superior site days later. I seem to have remembered seeing a similar article before so I did a brief search and found the article I remember reading: http://x818.com/oss3/ http://www.apartm...
by Roger Thornhill
Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:35 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Post War Japan
Replies: 12
Views: 2203

Great post on Inframan, a classic of postwar Japanese nuttiness. Great costumes, amazing colours and "Huh?" storytelling. Mostly pics so scroll and enjoy.

http://monstermoviemusic.blogspot.com/2 ... -1975.html
by Roger Thornhill
Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Lost in a Nostalgic Space
Replies: 1
Views: 1248

Lost in a Nostalgic Space

Lost in Space nostalgia overload! Check it out:

http://fantasticflashbacks.blogspot.com ... ories.html

http://fantasticflashbacks.blogspot.com ... spoof.html (Mad "Lost in Space" spoof!)
by Roger Thornhill
Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: When TV stars sing, what music they make
Replies: 0
Views: 931

When TV stars sing, what music they make

http://bathedinthelightfromandromeda.blogspot.com/2009/07/this-week-were-going-to-focus-our.html Bathed in the Light From Andromeda recently did a blog posting on albums released by TV stars. Many of these are common Goodwill finds but there were more than a few surprises for me in the list. I guess...

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