Saturday, August 21, 2010

Great Vintage Blog

Very sweet article about her Nana.

This made me laugh. "Waste not want not was a phrase heard at least once a day in her house. Seriously You were allowed one glass of juice at breakfast in a proper juice glass ... Similarly if she was out of something, she wasn’t going to go out just to buy one thing, ridiculous.  Stomach ache and out of Pepto Bismol? A teaspoon of baking soda in warm water will take care of that."

Hilarious "new" Ads for Twitter, Facebook, & Youtube vintage style

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mommy Knows Worst by James Lileks

Easily the funniest book I've read in years.  James Lileks has compiled the most absurd and dangerous parental advice from the 30's thru to the 50's. His hilarious and extreme narration and observations of these relics is even funnier than the nonsense that passed for good advice back in the day.

From window hung metallic cages for apartment dwelling mommies to ensure their baby gets all the fresh air and sun they require to articles warning mothers against picking up and touching their "little stranger" unless it's absolutely needed so as not to create an adult that must be committed to an asylum later on!!! 

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Cow Cow Boogie - Ella Mae Morse

She had an innovative style of blending so many genre's together. Country, blues, jazz, swing. Amazing Lady.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ella Fitzgerald - A-Tisket, A-Tasket

If you've never heard this song you are missin' out man!

Here she sings "A - Tisket, A-Tasket" in an appearance in 1941 in the Abbott and Costello movie "Ride 'Em Cowboy."

The 1940s

He briefly mentions how creative ladies had to get with cosmetics during WWII rations. Using soft lead pencils in their eyebrows, and the lady in the video seems to be using some type of watery dye for her lips, maybe it's beet juice?

 This is his book.