June 30, 2007
It’s still vandalism, but props to the graffiti artist(s?) who did this amazingly detailed street corner postbox.
June 23, 2007
Webley Edwards Presents Hawaii Calls
Some naughty Menehune left this in my mailbox yesterday. I say naughty because the imp did a switcheroo and put a different record inside the sleeve – Aloha Hawaii by The Polynesians.
June 22, 2007
Jo with peroghy
The server is Polish and the cooks are Chinese but the food is unpretentious Ukrainian fare like baba used to make: peroghy, holubtsi, nalysnyky, nachynka, borscht. I had the meatloaf special – the veg came from the freezer and the gravy from a packet, but the meal was filling and totally satisfying, especially with homemade soup (cabbage beef) to start and pie (coconut cream) to finish. Maria? Hasn’t been around for several owners.
June 18, 2007
Further to last week’s post about Spongebob nectarines, I went back to my grocery store to see what other products had Spongebob branding on them. Here’s what I found:
I probably missed stuff. There used to be Spongebob toaster waffles and I’ve bought Spongebob Kraft Dinner. But there’s still lots of opportunity for merchandising – we’ve yet to see Spongebob maxipads (“absorbent and yellow and porous is he!”).
June 17, 2007
audiophile garage sale
Michael C. with wiener at church rummage sale
June 16, 2007
Star Trek Stories For Children
This Peter Pan record came out in 1979, no doubt as a tie-in for the first Star Trek movie. It has 6 stories (two of them written by Alan Dean Foster) voiced by “sound-alikes” who don’t sound all that much like the actors they’re portraying. The cover is not that exciting, but I found this cool order form inside for Dinky Toys of the Enterprise and Klingon starships…
At 10 bucks each, they seem pretty expensive in 1979 dollars – I’m pretty sure my folks wouldn’t have popped for them back then (not in small part because I was already out of university by then).
June 13, 2007
They’re in every thrift store and I don’t need them.
Folks who got these as presents couldn’t wait to unload them.
I don’t know what these are called so let’s just call them personhenges.
These sold in the millions before people figured out microwaves are only good for reheating meals and making the world’s grossest popcorn.
June 12, 2007
Spongebob merchandising is out of control. Found these in the produce department at the grocery store.
June 9, 2007
I bought two records this week – Dottie West’s Makin’ Memories and Henry Mancini’s Two For The Road soundtrack. I’ve been enjoying both but neither has a very exciting cover, so instead I’d like to share a couple of snazzy record cover sites I haven’t linked to on my own record cover website yet:
60’s and 70’s Asian Pop Record Covers is just what it says.
sabadaba.com is also devoted to the music of the 60s and 70s, this time from Brazil.
June 8, 2007
literature, art, music