Ridgid Tools Calendars
Oct18

Ridgid Tools Calendars

I’m not sure what route I took while clicking along the information superhighway (are all the kids still calling it that these days?) but I ended up in a little town of George Petty pin up girl artwork, liked what I saw, asked around, and then stumbled upon a calendar he’d produced for a company called Ridgid. You know how it is then; you have a few drinks and before you know it you’re staring at another calendar,...

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1970s Porno Style
Oct05

1970s Porno Style

If you ever take a look at the pictures of a pornographic magazine from the 1970s – and if I know you half as well as I think I do then I know you do – then you’ll no doubt have been blown away by the awesome pre-sex fashions and sex-location styling on display. Let’s take a quick look at some truly amazing displays from the golden age of porno publications. It’s a party – you can tell from that one...

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Old Magazine Adverts
Oct05

Old Magazine Adverts

I’ve got a thing for old magazine adverts whether they’re the full page glossy ones or, as in this case, those small ones grouped together enticing people to part with money in return for things that invariably don’t live up to their promises. Here are a few I found in an old English language version of a 1970s Spanish...

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SpeccyJam: The ZX Spectrum Game Dev Challenge
Sep01

SpeccyJam: The ZX Spectrum Game Dev Challenge

Through some random retweet I saw trickling through my Twitter stream I happened upon Speccy Jam, an annual event to create a game in one week with the rules being simply that the game can be for any platform and developed with any tool but must look like a genuine Sinclair ZX Spectrum game; specifically, the screen size (scalable) must be right and the colours used must be right with bonus points (there are no points) given if...

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Portsmouth In Colour, 1939
Aug03

Portsmouth In Colour, 1939

Film footage from 1939 of Portsmouth shot in colour. Interesting to see familiar and not-so-familiar parts of Portsmouth and quite amazing how much some of it has changed, some of it obviously lost to bombings during the war and other areas changed just as a matter of course. The film includes shots from the Brickwoods brewery, Clarence Pier amusements, the airport, one of the first festivals of the sea, a parade taking place in...

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1970s Euro Porn Style РLehrmädchen-Report
Jul21

1970s Euro Porn Style РLehrmädchen-Report

Satellite TV came to the UK in the late 1980s and it wasn’t long before my parents ponied up the subscription fees and got a dish attached to the back of the house. And with that came a world of simultaneously truly awful and truly amazing programming from the far reaches of the Earth. But mainly mainland Europe. Compared to what we’d had to contend with before – four entire channels of mostly far less than 24 hours...

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