Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween, Hoo-Hah!

Here's a great early example of a Mad Magazine sensibility brought to bear by the great Chas Addams:

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And here's a timely one:
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Judging from the rest of these from his 1943 Drawn and Quartered collection, I think I'm going to have to pick one up.

via Hairy Green Eyeball: Happy Halloween from Chas Addams

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

How Many Licks Does it Take?

"Why don't ya watch it"

Sweet, literally.  I remember this from the turtle onward.  But today, even that length has a lot of lines cut out of it.  Is this the longest running, least updated commercial on television?  Let's find out...One...Ta-hoo...

via Cartoon SNAP: How Many Licks, indeed? The full-length UNCUT version of the classic Tootsie-Pop commercial!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Better Read Embed

Hey cool! We can now embed whole books from Google Book Search:

via Inside Google Book Search: Book Search everywhere with new partnerships and tools

Monday, October 13, 2008

"Carrier Wave" - Lyrics

by Jim Howe

Your dirty wings
And crooked halo
None of those things
Will get you through your holiday
The cancelled letters
Lost their way home
Lines denied though forever
Running down your face

There's no doubt about it
You're bleeding through
There's no doubt about it
I'm reading you

Find the frequency, yeah
And turn your dial
Set to receive
The flickering faith you crave
Declare the time
And place you go to
Relieve your mind
And warm your heart on the carrier wave

There's no doubt about it
You're bleeding through
There's no doubt about it
I'm reading you

Sunday, October 12, 2008

WTOP Election Night 1972

Great quality video from Election Day 1972.  Brought to you by McDonald's Restaurants and Ford "No Unhappy Owners" Motor Company.

via YouTube - WTOP Election Night 1972

Monday, October 6, 2008

IBM Online 1975

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Let IBM make your business BOLDER by taking it ONLINE in 1975. Great window in time forms with this slide deck of actual photographic slides, not a PowerPoint file, advising the viewer that a "Data Base" will provide accurate data quickly.

It's funny how the whole thing reminds me of Colossus: The Forbin Project.

via IBM Slides at Square America