Wednesday, May 23, 2012

WW63:A BOOGITY BOOGITY, Book loving Swear-fest! here we go with 5 things that I am interested in/inspired by this week!

1.) This one is not so inspiring - in fact it it is downright creeeeepy. But I love old 50's photos and love going to for all things cool and vintage!!!!

In 1950, LIFE Magazine published photos from an event dubbed “Ball Point Bathing Suits”… a racy cocktail party / fashion show at which popular strip cartoonists were invited to draw all over models in white swim suits (called "the autograph suit"). These ASs could be drawn on with a bic pen and not erase in the water! The photos were brought to you courtesy of the Beat.  (“The Happiest Cartoonist of All Time,” original article.) Evidently, these pictures are a veritable “Who’s Who” among cartoonists of the day — names like Ernie Bushmiller, Milton Caniff, Otto Soglow, Bill Holman, etc. 

(thanks Cindy for pointing this one out for me!)
2.) Sara Bareilles. LOVE HER. I just love her. Yes, it is kinda 'chick' music.....but it is too good for me not to mention! Her latest EP is called "Once Upon Another Time". I have really been enjoying it! Perhaps a bit of a downer......still....... 

A downer.......except when she is swearing like a sailor on "Sweet as Whole". Here is a live version:

Ok...on with the rest of the swear-less #WW.....
3.) Crosley Radio. Normally I only like the actual antiques.......but I like that they are re-making these classic phones and radios (If you can't afford the real thing....these are kinda cheap) Ok, so heres the story.....
In 1920 Powel Crosley founded the company that pioneered radio broadcasting and mass market manufacturing around the world. Dismayed with the $130 price tag for the radio receiver he promised to buy for his son’s birthday, Crosley decided to make his own. Upon successfully building a working set for only $35, Crosley was quick to spot the mass market potential. It was a simple idea - design a fully functioning radio, meticulously craft each unit with obsessive detail and precise accuracy, and of course add a measure of consideration for the wallet.  

Today the Crosley name lives on with superbly detailed replicas that truly transcend time. Reintroductions of original vintage radios and turntables feature the newest technologies graced by unforgettable Crosley stylings. The Crosley Collection includes AM/FM radios, portable suitcase - styled record players and turntables, record changers, multi- functional audio cassette/compact disc players, jukeboxes, music boxes, telephones and more. Rich lines, retro designs and authentic crafting have made Crosley today’s premier vintage electronics manufacturer. True to the Crosley tradition, these replicas are as fabulous as they are functional, providing a delightful dose of nostalgia:

4.) I really like artist Thomas Allen's book photography. Allen cuts the figures from vintage paperbacks and folds them up and out of the cover to create dioramas.
Using salacious pulp art drawing’s of the ’40s and ’50s that covered books such as ” I Married a Dead Man” and ” Marihuana Girl’, Allen constructs one set of pictures up close while obscuring another, and in the process creates a different context.
Here is his site and check him out on Pinterest too!!!

5.) Ok....I want to leave you with this.....inspired by last week's final post. It reminds me how grateful I am that I live in a big city.....and not in a southern state (Thanks to AINB for this one):
First the non-songe version:

and the better musical version:

So there you go.....this week's Wonderful Wednesday!!
What did you think?
Lord knows I love your comments!


  1. Seriously the best pre-race prayer ever. At least he went all the way rather than just "thank you lord for keeping our drives safe at the "insert sponsor name here" 400 at "track name plug here." Still makes me giggle when he thanks lord for his smokin' hot wife!!


    1. SO FUNNY! I guess I am one of the last people on the planet to see the clip! Thanks for the heads up!!!!!

  2. K, when I saw the words "boogity boogity" i thought, why is Robbo talking about NASCAR?? then I see that you actually WERE talking about NASCAR? Then I realized, dang it-why do I know that Boogity Boogity relates to NASCAR?
    Those dioramas are to diorama for!

    1. I am a closet NASCAR fan. Ok....maybe not......but I do love a little auto-tune!
      To diorama for.....U FUNNY RADY!!!!!!!