Sex In Space
Feb24

Sex In Space

From the November 1959 edition of Adam magazine comes this article titled Sex in Space, written by Ronald Sturgeon. Firstly, the artwork is excellent. The image has great attention to detail and one look at it could instantly date the picture to the time period; right at the start of the space race. I love the aerial coming into the front of the rocket as well as the handles, pedals, levers, and switches for both the female astronaut...

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Angelfire 0001
Feb14

Angelfire 0001

I’ve taken a look at Angelfire before but today I decided to just hunt for pictures from the old domain and, because there are a lot of them, I narrowed the search to just those pictures containing “0001” in the filename. Obviously, these aren’t all of...

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An Amateur Movie Adventure
Feb01

An Amateur Movie Adventure

I don’t know why I started on the voyage of discovery that took me on an adventure through movies made on VHS tape and Video8 and Super 8 film recorders of the 1980s and 1990s, I only know that I enjoyed the trip. Professor Pompanickel Goes Terminal – 1992 I first found this short movie on the Internet Archive where I learnt that “Professor Pompanickel calls Gareth over to view his latest invention – a method...

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Rutland High School Yearbook 1971
Jan15

Rutland High School Yearbook 1971

The Internet Archive is always a great place to have a virtual wander through if you’re forever finding yourself stuck in a timewarp of nostalgia like me. It doesn’t help you escape the timewarp of nostalgia – not that you’d ever want to because it’s nice there – but it does make it even more enjoyable. So, today’s discovery has been the the publications of the Rutland Historical Society and,...

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Japanese TV Adverts
Jan11

Japanese TV Adverts

I don’t speak Japanese. I think that will become very obvious very quickly as I try to work out what these old TV adverts from Japan, home of bewildering imagery, are actually for. Let’s see. There are giant, flying insects, a man in a baseball uniform, crabs holding yellow boxes with chicken symbols on them, and a wind-up power cord winding in. This is probably an advert for Click Clack Cluck, a natural compound made from...

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Women In Computer Adverts
Dec12

Women In Computer Adverts

Hang on. I haven’t put up a post about sexist advertising in the computer industry yet? Really? Everyone else has. I must rectify this omission now! Women have been used to advertise inappropriately just about everything you can think of. Sex, so the saying goes, sells. No sex also quite likely sells but it’s nowhere near as much fun to storyboard as sex-selling advertisements. And so for as long as there have been...

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