Don't be an asshole.
Yeah, but Robin Meade IS a lot younger than you.
You either left it in your purse or it's on the dresser.
I come upon a stack of boxes in a garbage pile. (Regular readers of this blog know that I pay close attention to all detritus on the road. Why, just the other day, I found a personal check, which I picked up, inspected, and then called the number in the left hand corner and arranged to return said check to the relieved checking account owner before he was obliged to make a stop payment, which is exactly the type of pro-karma activity that was about to pay off.)
The boxes were full of vintage print. Oh darling joy of life!
There were tons of booklets from county and state fairs and kitschy decorating guides from the 50's and 60's. I pulled out beekeeping guides, the 1966 Sears Business Equipment and Supply Catalog and home handyman booklets such as the 1957 Sherwin-Williams Home Decorator and How-to-Paint Book.
Rabbit books. The Chevrolet Story from 1961.
I'll bet Lucy will get me a few bucks on eBay and dig that old Montgomery Ward catalog.
They had chickens for sale in there!
Then lookie lookie lookie what else was in the piles:
Vintage porn! This Raw Flix is denoted as Volume One/Number One/Summer 1967. It features stills from skin flicks of the day. No ads, published quarterly by Health Knowlege, Inc. NY, NY.
But this is definitely my fave--a May 1967 copy of DUDE (60¢). It was neatly ripped in two, perhaps the work of a furious wife or girlfriend.
I don't know about you, but I was smoldering with curiosity over "The Erotic Power of Hypnosis."
I loved the ad copy in the back. Oh? And that hypnosis article? Here's an excerpt:
But what about the amateur who wants neither to cure anyone of nervous disorders or to put on a show for a large audience? Suppose he just wants to put someone--say, a big-bosomed blonde--UNDER HIS CONTROL--in private.Fortunately for the big-bosomed blonde contingent of 1967, I think that "IF" was a fairly prohibitive stumbling block for DUDE clientele.
Well, it may come as a surprise to some of the doubting Thomases, but his chances are pretty good. Now here comes the if. IF he knows what he's doing.
The classies are a riot, but oddly familiar to anyone who's perused a 2010 spam folder:
YOUNG ENGLISH GIRL wants to hear from any gentleman interested in obtaining photos, slides, negs or films of an unusual nature. Send no money, just write to ...See what I mean? There's an ad for teeth whitener in here. What are the chances it's exactly the same stuff advertised on my Yahoo inbox page?
RAM enterprises had a Sandy doll for sale, "You'll like her," says the copy, "everyone does in the end!" The address lists Mentor, Ohio, which is east of Cleveland. I wonder if they're still in business.
There is one big difference. Save for these hand-draw boobs in the lingerie ads, all the boobs in these rags are real.
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