Heck Yeah, Old Technology!
As far as I can tell, this is not a copyright infringement Hummel figurine, not because of a Goebel mark on the bottom but because there’s no record I could find of Berta Hummel ever making this image.

As far as I can tell, this is not a copyright infringement Hummel figurine, not because of a Goebel mark on the bottom but because there’s no record I could find of Berta Hummel ever making this image.

Yul Brynner (with hair) for Air France, not Siam Airlines. 1962

Okay, Stokely VanCamp just informed me that the above is Danny Kaye, who apparently was quoting Yul Brynner.  [Yul Brynner with hair, for comparison.] Since they don’t use his name in the ad, go figure, I guess you just had to know back then it was him, which most people of the time would have…

Yul Brynner (with hair) for Air France, not Siam Airlines. 1962

Okay, Stokely VanCamp just informed me that the above is Danny Kaye, who apparently was quoting Yul Brynner. [Yul Brynner with hair, for comparison.] Since they don’t use his name in the ad, go figure, I guess you just had to know back then it was him, which most people of the time would have…

"Changed my whole damn life!"  The first paragraph of ad copy is a must-read.

1973 and I happen to like fat girls with dumpy legs.

"Changed my whole damn life!" The first paragraph of ad copy is a must-read.

1973 and I happen to like fat girls with dumpy legs.

jagged-fragments:

The most insane thing you’re going to see today.

People at this yardsale joked that they want their ashes to be in that urn. No one checked to see if there already were ashes in that urn.

jagged-fragments:

The most insane thing you’re going to see today.

People at this yardsale joked that they want their ashes to be in that urn. No one checked to see if there already were ashes in that urn.

lileks:

BOZO APPROVED
Children say “that album’s fine / A friend of Bozo is a friend of mine” 
ONLY BUY GENUINE BOZO APPROVED RECORDS. Thus is wholesomeness assured.

Gene Autry and Bugs Bunny are friends of Bozo.

lileks:

BOZO APPROVED

Children say “that album’s fine / A friend of Bozo is a friend of mine” 

ONLY BUY GENUINE BOZO APPROVED RECORDS. Thus is wholesomeness assured.

Gene Autry and Bugs Bunny are friends of Bozo.

My hair is a cornucopia. Your argument is invalid.  1900s

My hair is a cornucopia. Your argument is invalid. 1900s

Lou Ferrigno, in TV’s The Incredible Hulk (1978-1982).

Lou Ferrigno, in TV’s The Incredible Hulk (1978-1982).

She’s wishing for that guy over there across the room.  1957

She’s wishing for that guy over there across the room. 1957

times change but the vows remain
from King County’s webpage: The History Of Marriage in the state of Washington. Notice that a mentally unsound woman past reproductive age was the one exception to the marriage prohibitation…
Some specific laws have changed over time or have been repealed
due to cultural changes. For example, interracial marriage was illegal in
Washington Territory from 1854 until 1868. The legal age for marriage
has also changed over time. Originally, females had to be 16 years old
and males had to be 21 years old (or 12 and 16 with parental consent).
Currently, both parties must be 18 years old (or 17 with parental 
consent). For a number of years, the following people were barred from
marriage: common drunkards, habitual criminals, epileptics, imbeciles,
feeble-minded persons, idiots or insane people (unless they were a 
woman over the age of 45 years). A major cultural shift took place in
Washington State with the establishment of state-registered domestic
partnerships in 2007 and the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2012.
Happy belated 109th birthday, Elinor!  
(Elinor W. Trapp, née McHan: Sept 6, 1905 - May 1, 1996)

Happy belated 109th birthday, Elinor!
(Elinor W. Trapp, née McHan: Sept 6, 1905 - May 1, 1996)