Heck Yeah, Old Technology!
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Happy Record Store Day! Buy some exclusive vinyl!

Pictured: one of the participating stores and for years my home-away-from-home, Off The Record in Yakima WA — which has six bands out on the parking lot to help with the festivities today.  [Photo by me, 2009]

put the needle on the record when the drumbeat goes like this…

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Happy Record Store Day! Buy some exclusive vinyl!

Pictured: one of the participating stores and for years my home-away-from-home, Off The Record in Yakima WA — which has six bands out on the parking lot to help with the festivities today. [Photo by me, 2009]

put the needle on the record when the drumbeat goes like this…

"Hey Joan? How come you smell like wilted celery on your left side?"  1956

"Hey Joan? How come you smell like wilted celery on your left side?" 1956

Something I almost bought:  a cute portable 8-track player.
(and as a matter of fact, I knew someone who had one like this — though with the carrying strap still attached, this one’s missing that)

Something I almost bought: a cute portable 8-track player.
(and as a matter of fact, I knew someone who had one like this — though with the carrying strap still attached, this one’s missing that)

And for $6 you can find out how:  The Carbo-Cal Way!  1967

And for $6 you can find out how: The Carbo-Cal Way! 1967

Windows 98 installation 3½” floppy. (One of a missing series.)

Windows 98 installation 3½” floppy. (One of a missing series.)

There was a serialized daily comic strip of Star Wars to generate excitement for the movie series, did you know?  This one was the strip for June 6, 1980 — and The Empire Strikes Back had been released to theatres on May 21st.

There was a serialized daily comic strip of Star Wars to generate excitement for the movie series, did you know? This one was the strip for June 6, 1980 — and The Empire Strikes Back had been released to theatres on May 21st.

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What my college roommate’s New Years parties turned into after midnight.

Marley’s Supermarket advertisement newspaper banner, 1979

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What my college roommate’s New Years parties turned into after midnight.

Marley’s Supermarket advertisement newspaper banner, 1979

Royal ‘Heritage’ portable typewriter, circa 1959 — AINT IT CUTE?

The ‘Heritage’ was an offshoot of the ‘Futura 800’ minus a couple features, made especially for Montgomery-Ward. I found one today, without case, in dirty but seemingly functional condition.

I will graciously entertain offers and shall post pictures of the beast once I get this cleaned up and confirmed fully working. Right now it’s got dust and eraser grubs accumulated that’s gritting up the hammers’ motion, easily fixed, so stay tuned..

Let’s get right to the point with the ad’s title.

Also, what’s the message if you’re selling a bundle of diets at a time?  Implies to me that none of them work, or you wouldn’t need five for a buck or be offered all of them at one time

Let’s get right to the point with the ad’s title.

Also, what’s the message if you’re selling a bundle of diets at a time? Implies to me that none of them work, or you wouldn’t need five for a buck or be offered all of them at one time

There are a variety of reasons why people would be staring, not all of which have to do with how your figure looks in these underthings. 1956

There are a variety of reasons why people would be staring, not all of which have to do with how your figure looks in these underthings. 1956