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by johnnyapollo
Mon Apr 25, 2005 7:11 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Who Sells Vintage Looking Jeans?
Replies: 14
Views: 6665

Take a look at Carhart jeans too - low cut, thin legs just like the classic style.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Mon Apr 25, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Electric Question
Replies: 16
Views: 2255

In GA you have to run some type of conduit or wire cover - however if you bury the wire you can go with the gray buriable stuff. You can pretty much do whatever you want - you only pay the price when you go to sell, as the inspector will call out every code violation he can find. On my last house, I...
by johnnyapollo
Sun Apr 24, 2005 11:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A New MCM Construction
Replies: 4
Views: 871

I love Fleetwood's curved sliders - I like that they use maximum exposure aluminum frames.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Sat Apr 23, 2005 8:36 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Aeron
Replies: 6
Views: 1815

For a very short time you could purchase these at Costco for around $600. I was determined to buy a pair of them at that price but they were sold out the following day (when I could return with a truck to transport them). Often you can buy gently used ones at office supply companies that liquidate o...
by johnnyapollo
Sat Apr 23, 2005 8:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bamboo - Sound Advice?
Replies: 28
Views: 6603

For those planters, I really like the look of Heavenly Bamboo in there (it's not really Bamboo, just resembles it - called Nandina Domestica: http://www.thegardenhelper.com/nandina.html ). I have clumps in various areas of the yard and was thinking of placing some in planters.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Tue Apr 19, 2005 8:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: retro shower curtain?
Replies: 14
Views: 5367

I dig the Panton curtain on eBay (link above).

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Tue Apr 19, 2005 8:48 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: OT: Einstein
Replies: 0
Views: 518

OT: Einstein

Funny stuff here:

http://www.koreus.com/files/200502/smart-bird.html

(turn up sound)

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Wed Apr 13, 2005 1:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Hanging ball light
Replies: 20
Views: 5360

That's a great price for a glass globe. Note that my house's original exterior globes are made of plastic, though (the house has 4 14" and 2 16" globes). The way they swing in high winds it made me glad they were plastic. The ad doesn't mention whether they will hold up in weather.... That's actuall...
by johnnyapollo
Mon Apr 11, 2005 1:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: "The Incredibles"
Replies: 48
Views: 29969

Re: so....

The pic of the house across the street-it's sooooo Eichler or a KC Kansas Drummond AQJ! And what's the story of the b&w sketch of the butterfly roof house and the other pics-workups for the final product (done in 3d animation)? Those are concept sketches - I especially love the Mazinga on the f...
by johnnyapollo
Sat Apr 09, 2005 2:44 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: The Modernist Mindset
Replies: 12
Views: 2607

I read a 60's edition many years ago during college. I still use several of the principles today - especially when moderating very large meetings. I think the most important ideas that may be garnered from it have to do with listening rather than talking, and allowing people to express themselves - ...
by johnnyapollo
Fri Apr 08, 2005 2:40 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Days of future past
Replies: 8
Views: 1878

I had posted this in an earlier thread - http://www.retrofuture.com/index.html Lots of intersting stuff in there from flying cars to Disney's Project X. The movies that had the biggest impact on me as a kid in the 60s and 70's held both optimism and its reverse: Omega Man Planet of the Apes 2001: A ...
by johnnyapollo
Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:37 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Frank Gehry on the Simpsons
Replies: 4
Views: 1296

by johnnyapollo
Thu Apr 07, 2005 9:42 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Frank Gehry on the Simpsons
Replies: 4
Views: 1296

Frank Gehry on the Simpsons

I finally watched the Simpsons from this past Sunday (TIVO is a great thing BTY). Anyway, some funny stuff there with guest Frank Gehry. Here's the synopsis from the Fox.com site: To prove to Shelbyville that Springfield is not a hick town, Marge convinces the Springfield townspeople to fund a Frank...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Apr 05, 2005 6:04 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: DYI: Make a sweet Nelson Ball Clock
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

by johnnyapollo
Mon Apr 04, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: roof leaking around chimney
Replies: 5
Views: 1300

I would check all flashing - you'd be amazed at the amount of water that can build up and intrude into your house. That BBQ flue is suspect in my book, but the sooty water could be coming from the chimney, or fro discolored roofing along any weep line into the leak. The flue for your BBQ should prob...
by johnnyapollo
Sun Apr 03, 2005 7:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: roof leaking around chimney
Replies: 5
Views: 1300

I also went through something similar with my house and fireplace. Water was surfacing on the brick fireplace exterior, water was getting into the chamber, producing some horrid soot smells through the house, and finally there was evidence that water was getting in around the base of the fireplace. ...
by johnnyapollo
Fri Apr 01, 2005 6:31 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Amateurs of Trek
Replies: 16
Views: 4035

I've downloaded all the files for the first two episodes. I almost got through the first one before getting busted at work - I'll have to watch the last few minutes on Monday. The writing was surprisingly good - but as you said other aspects were amateurish - in all a good effort though. I've sent t...
by johnnyapollo
Fri Apr 01, 2005 8:05 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Amateurs of Trek
Replies: 16
Views: 4035

by johnnyapollo
Fri Apr 01, 2005 7:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Exterior paint and prep that lasts?
Replies: 4
Views: 1046

You may want to examine the cause of the paint peeling - often there is a condition with the wood causing this to happen. With fascia, check to see if it has been replaced with pressure-treated wood - if it has, this would explain the peeling (moisture content). If not, there may be an underlying is...
by johnnyapollo
Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: TIME TO LANDSCAPE - NEED HELP !
Replies: 92
Views: 16734

My house is unusual for the neighborhood in that it has the upstairs bar overlooking the kitchen, instead of a dedicated wet-bar in the basement. Also most of the houses in the neighborhood are tri-levels where mine is more of a ranch with full-basement. There are two steps that join the main level ...
by johnnyapollo
Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: TIME TO LANDSCAPE - NEED HELP !
Replies: 92
Views: 16734

Pics are here: http://www.wildtoys.com/house/ Not much Polynesian in my furnishings (well, there is a floral pattern to the Reed furniture and I have some neat glass) - it's difficult to imagine what it looked like originally - I'm hoping there are some pictures out there somewhere. There are shots ...
by johnnyapollo
Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: TIME TO LANDSCAPE - NEED HELP !
Replies: 92
Views: 16734

It appears that my house was originally white block with very dark green beams and trim. Besides many oriental elements, I was told by one of the original owners (who knew the original family who owned my house), that the house was furnished entirely in Polynesian furnishings and art. I had no idea ...
by johnnyapollo
Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:00 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Carhop service
Replies: 14
Views: 7214

I believe the downtown Varsity location still has that going on - it's a far cry from the multi-tiered service with full time runners that existed in the past, however. You simply can't beat a couple of griddle-flattened chili dogs with extra onions and an FO (Frosty Orange) served in your car. -- J...
by johnnyapollo
Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:22 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Carhop service
Replies: 14
Views: 7214

I dig me some tenderloins too! Sonic does have this jalapeno burger that's mighty tasty - not exceptional but it'll work in a pinch. The local sonics also do the weekend cruizer thing - lotta fun. There's also the Starlight Drive In (probably the last drive-in located in Atlanta), that does the crui...
by johnnyapollo
Thu Mar 31, 2005 3:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: TIME TO LANDSCAPE - NEED HELP !
Replies: 92
Views: 16734

You can speed up the painting job quite a bit by first rolling on the paint using a roller (basically using the roller for quick application), then brushing out the roller texture. Tackle each of the sections between beams one at a time and move the full length of the space with the brush - you only...
by johnnyapollo
Thu Mar 31, 2005 3:17 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Carhop service
Replies: 14
Views: 7214

There's a chain called "Sonic Drive-In" in the Southeast that is similar - however you order by pressing a button on the menu sign and then the food is delivered via female attendent. In some areas the servers wear roller blades (something about the real 4-wheeled roller skate that I miss). Sonic fe...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: If I had to pick one girl from the Modern era
Replies: 41
Views: 12897

I lusted for the young ladies from Gerry Anderson's UFO series. Wanda Ventham (Who played Virginia Lake) was particularly attractive: http://www.johnkennethmuir.com/wanda2.jpg She also played Nurse Spray in the Avengers episode "The Gravediggers." Another hottie was Gabriel Drake, who simply stunned...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Greatest Toy Ever
Replies: 35
Views: 5778

by johnnyapollo
Mon Mar 28, 2005 8:10 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Greatest Toy Ever
Replies: 35
Views: 5778

Hey Joe, I well remember that Rat Patrol set - it was one of my favorites. Between that and the Johnny 7 One Man Army (the latter was a machine gun that came apart into a pistol, that had a grenade launcher, rocket, bipod and shot plastic bullets with caps). There was a certain amount of innocence b...
by johnnyapollo
Mon Mar 28, 2005 2:03 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Greatest Toy Ever
Replies: 35
Views: 5778

Funny you should mention Major Matt Mason - I'm considered by some as an authority and cover the toy line in detail on my "Where the Wildtoys Are" Website: http://www.wildtoys.com I also talk about Zeroids, Shogun Wariors and some of my other interests. Most of the pictures are of my personal collec...

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