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SHAZAM! This so sooooooooo boss!

Postby Slim and Gabby » Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:16 pm

Pen-gu-ins is pracatically chickinz, and I hates to see chickinz cry so much, I has to put’em outta ther mizzery!

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Postby Izzy » Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:06 pm

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slim and gabby, stop posting your personal photos on here! :wink:
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Postby BAZ_MCM » Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:30 pm

Boss. Especially the first pic. The models are cool too.

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Postby moderns-r-us » Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:23 pm

That was fun! But you missed this one!

http://www.shorpy.com/node/1310
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Postby Slim and Gabby » Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:06 am

Izzy, I wish we looked that cool; funny how it bears a striking resemblance to our posed shot, here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/93018283@N ... 072678202/

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Postby Izzy » Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:16 am

i dunno, that shot is perty cool of you two!
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Postby wsobchak » Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:49 pm

That very first picture is now my desktop picture at work.

It's very frustrating to see these tres cool sophistos in 1950, and what do I now see around me? The house of 20 gables, with its oatmeal-cookie-thin bricks, aluminum doric columns (at least they're not Corinthian), parapets, capulets, and of course the ubiquitous window shutters (hey, how do they work if they are bolted in place?).

But there is intrigue at work in this picture. I assume the standing man and woman are a couple, but she is starting intently at the platinum blonde, while he is engaged in a reciprocal eye-lock with the - what is she? - I guess she's a titanium blonde. At least they have the same taste in footwear, but I find those sandals a bit disquieting.

I think the two idol heads are staring at each other too.

I imagine the books on the top shelf of the bookcase are books they've already read.

And on the ultra-sized coffee table, a gigantix table lighter, and for a snack - what is that? Is that raw hamburger? Is that what the uber-cool ate in 1950?!?

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Ooooh...steak tartare!

Postby Slim and Gabby » Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:00 pm

Wow. I hadn't noticed anything sur la table except for the TV and lighter.
Steak tartare may have been all the rage, no?

Oh, gets more interesting all the time!
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Postby deagna » Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:36 am

...the mirror view television sunk into the table...

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Postby Slim and Gabby » Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:53 am

I see these folks listening to Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman and Les Baxter's "Radar Blues", or "The City of Glass", as done by Stan Kenton.
I guess steak tartare was the sushi of it's time, mysterious food only weirdos ate.
As for their vehicle of choice, Jaguar, Benz or Renault.
Perhaps the sandals are his way of transitioning into non-conformity, which will eventually lead to a brief stint as a nudist, then he'll become a beatnik, then a hippie, and eventually he'll become a frustrated artist living Mexico, because he was a draft dodger during the war in Indo-China. He now runs a tequila distillery...
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Postby Dan O. » Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:30 pm

The slick tile pool decking evident in this photo:

http://www.shorpy.com/node/4998?size=_original

played a key role in the drunken skull-cracking contest that took place later that very evening.

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Postby GoogieHowser » Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:59 pm

"Everything should be made as simple as possible. But not simpler." -Einstein


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