Thursday, May 25, 2006

Politically incorrect and awful? Where can I find it on eBay!

After reading Kathy Shaidle's post on National Review's list of 50 Greatest Conservative rock songs, I am again reminded of why it's dangerous for me to be asked to participate in most such surveys of this type. I have an affinity for the awful, and I would put some selections by a group like The Goldwaters on my own list.

Suffice it to say that the lead singer of The Goldwaters observed many years later: "Our album wasn't 'nearly' was completely unlistenable."

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Lede of the week

To kill or not to kill, that is the question. But before answering, let's pause for a moment.

Nature columnist Sharon Wootton, whose photo in The Olympian newspaper reveals her to be a sweet looking old lady, begins her column "Killing not effective solution to problem of crows" in Saturday's newspaper.

Monday, May 08, 2006

The Playboy before Playboy

Here's a link about The National Police Gazette, the first men's tabloid. Your turn-of-the century ancestor might have snuck a peak at it while waiting for a haircut at a barbershop near you.

These 1940s Police Gazette cover girls will give you an idea of what the magazine looked like.

I wonder if they are hiring. :) (Trap For Subway Mashers! West Virginia's Shocking Film Racket! Sorry, just practicing...)

Run O.J. Run!

O.J. Simpson poses for a comic book ad for sneakers in the 1970s.