Posts Tagged ‘celebrities’

Things You Can’t Un-Hear

Monday, October 25th, 2010

You when something is just so ugly it’s kinda cute? Wishniks aren’t in that category. They’re just hideous, creepy little dolls that came in a variety of outfits. And, apparently, they managed to get a recording contract (from Satan himself, I can only imagine). If you look hard enough, you can find a digital copy of this abomination online, but be warned. It will haunt your dreams for all eternity. I have no doubt that if the Wishniks were still recording today, they would definitely cover Willow Smith’s “Whip My Hair”.

Style Trekkin’

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

When this motion picture based on the immortal TV series hit the theaters, it wasn’t the blockbuster they had hoped for (but it’s sequels were, for the most part). But, one element really clicked with fans, and that was Lt. Ilia, played by the late Persis Khambatta. Toy companies tried to make her into a fashion doll, and even went so far as creating this perplexing toy. Maybe it was for the hairstyling-challenged, who knows. At least it came with the Ilia probe’s nifty sensor crystal, even though they felt the need to give it a very 70’s name change. Discovered at the Lamden’s Hardware in Ludington, WI.

‘Twas Mediocrity That Killed the Beast

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

You would think the poster for this very real 1976 joint Korean/American venture is sporting that silly disclaimer as a clever bit of advertising, the goal being to do just the opposite of what it says. In reality, it was actually the result of a lawsuit by RKO. They originally titled it “The New King Kong”, and were making no bones about wanting to cash in on the Dino De Laurentiis remake of the original. By the way, we encourage you to at least find and watch the trailer for this film so you can truly experience how horrible it is. It’s Grade-A Drive-In Fromage.

RIP Stephen J. Cannell

Monday, October 4th, 2010

We took a week off, but we’re back in time for the Halloween season. With the passing of legendary writer and producer of 70’s and 80’s TV Stephen J. Cannell, we felt this costume was fitting tribute based on his award winning series starring James Garner. If it only came with an answering machine, it would be perfect. I think they used the mask for some of Garner’s other films and shows, keep an eye out for new posts about that. This was found at the Burkitts’ rummage sale in Millwood, SC.

Eat Out More Often

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Thankfully this is a commemorative plate for decorative purposes only. The last thing you’d want a plate dedicated to this Gore Vidal-penned, Bob Guccione-produced semi-mainstream porn film to do is touch your food. Still, it’s an attractive and statement-making set of crockery. This plate depicts Caligula’s entrance to the orgy. We hope to find the others as time goes on. Check your attics and basements, people! This titillating tribute was discovered at Otto’s Antiques in Hempstead, TX.

The Power of Consumerism Compels You!

Monday, September 20th, 2010

People have falsely accused iconic marketing images like Hello Kitty of being the product of satanic endeavors, but in this case I’m pretty sure it’s true. These little demonic hamsters are everywhere, and kids are just scooping them up. Did anyone notice the extensive power requirements to run them? I’m just sayin’ keep the holy water handy. By the way, do you think they asked Linda Blair for an endorsement? Although they can be found everywhere, this is one turned up at the St. Vincent’s Swap Meet in Corydon, KY.

Accept No Substitutes!

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Today we visit our dusty, neglected Toy Rack for a rather obvious licensing venture. Rather than put his face on a pizza box, Fats decided to endorse his literal namesake. And for all you domino players that thought you were doin’ it right, take heed, posers! These are OFFICIAL dominoes! Found at Nea’s Drug Store in (where else) New Orleans, LA.

It’s Not For FaceTime..

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Ernest Walton and John Cockroft didn’t even dream of blowing up two major cities in Japan when they split the atom, and I’m sure that Andrey Ternovskiy didn’t intend for his own creation to turn into a 24 hour a day sausage fest either. But, the cat’s out of the bag. This magazine ad obviously intends to cash in on the roulette style chat phenomenon by allowing guys to do what they do on these sites while on the go. Pretty handy, don’t you think? Found in a trash bin at the Villa Coffee House in Saddle Rock, NY.

You CAN Judge This Book by its Cover!

Monday, August 30th, 2010

The truth about fiction is.. well.. it’s fiction. It doesn’t happen. And, in the case of this vintage pulp novel, it never will. But, that seems to be the point of such stories. For example, in real life, playing croquet never leads anywhere interesting, much less the direction these racy yarns do. However, lately it seems that golf does. Who knew? Picked up at the Snyder rummage sale in Beaver, UT.

The Ultimate Driving Game!

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

When this new hand held cartridge-programmable game system hit the market in 1989, they started licensing everything they could transform into a game, whether it made sense or not. This game, based on the 1989 Best Picture Oscar winner, is a perfect example. You could play as Morgan Freeman’s or Jessica Tandy’s character (pretty innovative at the time) and basically bore yourself to death. Not all great movies make great video games. This 8-bit oddity drove in from the Game Xchange in North Hodge, LA.