Saturday, January 26, 2008

Darryl Starbird's Hall Of Fame Auto Museum

It was always a good time when Darryl Starbird's Auto Show came to town. They had the three ingredients for a good time - cars, girls, and rock 'n roll. Listen to a 1970s radio spot here.

Years later, Darryl's got his own museum close to Tulsa, Oklahoma. The pics you see here are from the museum website. See more here.

VeggieTales Seeds from Home Depot

And you thought making your kids eat vegetables was hard before...

This is wrong on so many levels.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Art From Space World Magazine

Space World Magazine ran these pics in 1982 for an article called "Space and The Arts". NASA hired artists to record their impressions of the space program from behind the scenes. The result was some wonderful art. Click any pic to enlarge.

"On the Pad and Launch" acrylic painting by Paul Salmon.

"Launch of the Columbia - STS-1" mixed media painting by Chet Jezierski.

"Space Shuttle Orbiter" by Robert McCall.

"Columbia Launch Fantasy" mixed media painting by Andreas Notebohm.

"Solid Rocket Booster Recovery Tests" drawing by Maria Epes.

"The Labyrinth" gouache painting by Charles Schmidt.

"Flight Of The Columbia" oil painting by Jack Perimutter.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Why Is That In The Ad?

Here's an ad for the new Infinity Razor. Sounds like a great product.

One question, though. If this is the last razor you'll ever need, why would you want two of them?

Monday, January 21, 2008

GE Radios 1951

Here are two General Electric radio ads from The Saturday Evening Post in 1951. In 25 years, people won't remember what a radio looked like.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Mazeppa Pompazoidi

Gailard Sartain had his own late night TV show in Tulsa back in the early 70s, and it's attained cult status among those who remember it. His host name was Mazeppa Pompazoidi. Local guy Gary Busey was also on the show. A friend who used to watch the show loaned me this record:

Listen to "Scope Them Turkeys Out" here.

Find out more about the good Doctor and buy his videos at

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The York Hotel Court Nashville

I don't think it's here anymore. And I know those trees are gone. 
Click pic to go back in time.
UPDATE: checked it on Google Earth. Hotel is gone, trees ARE there, I-65 is just behind the hill.

The 5 Neat Guys

One of the best SCTV skits, the 5 Neat Guys. Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, John Candy, Dave Thomas, and Rick Moranis. See them in action here.

Click the pic for a nice wallpaper for your desktop.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

The Peacemaker Comic

"A Man Who Loves Peace So Much That He Is Willing To Fight For It!"
Well, it's not quite the Fugs and "Kill For Peace", but how could you not buy this comic book?

The Peacemaker was from Charlton Comics in 1968, who also gave us The Fly, The Jaguar, and Captain Atom. Funny thing, though, are the ads inside: Click any pic to enlarge.

You can make a lot of peace with all that stuff.

The Peacemaker's been brought back more times than an Arab-Israeli summit. You can read all of his convoluted history here.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

The Cult of Whataburger

On a trip to Pensacola Florida last month, I ate at a Whataburger for the first time in years. The chain has grown and shrunk regionally over the years, and they're now in ten states.

There was a Whataburger on Charlotte Avenue in Nashville in the late 70s, and I remembered the burgers as big and oniony. If anything they're bigger now, and really good.

Maybe they'll expand back to Nashville one day. Hope so.

Good burger chains are a treasure. In Nashville right now, we have Fat Mo's, and a new Five Guys in Green Hills. What's your favorite burger chain? Post a comment and let us know.