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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Wonderful World of Tupperware

The first half of this promotional film, made about 1965 by my figuring, reveals the intricate factory processes that create those familiar, last-forever plastic containers we all grew up with - the second half celebrates the concept of the "Tupperware party" that was the only way you could buy the stuff - maybe still is.  Any of you shitkickers been to one lately?

I'm still using a Tupperware quart-size measuring cup and a sunshine-yellow strainer that my mom bought in 1975.




BTW, there's a famous face you'll all recognize towards the end of the show - but I won't spoil the surprise.


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday Drive: Shower the People

From the 1976 album In the Pocket by the inimitable James Taylor:





Friday, August 26, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

National Park Service Centennial


The National Park Service turns 100 today.  In 2009, 320 million people, nearly equal to the entire population of the United States, visited one or another of the 413 parks, monuments, battlefields, recreation areas, and historic sites. The annual budget for the Park Service is about $3 billion.

1916 map of the then-existing national parks and railroad routes to them, in a time when paved roads were still very few and far between.  Click to enlarge.

1938 poster for Yellowstone National Park.



Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday Drive: Unchained Melody

By some guy in Germany I stumbled upon who has never made a CD but is a truly excellent guitarist:




Friday, August 19, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Tired Old Queen at the Movies: The Women


Steve Hayes reviews the 1939 comedy, a favorite of your Head Trucker's:
Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Roz Russell lead a bevy of MGM beauties in George Cukor's comedy classic The Women. Based on a play by Claire Booth Luce, with a screenplay by Anita Loos, it also stars Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine, Marjorie Main, the delightful Mary Boland and an all female cast who deliver some of the wittiest dialogue of the golden age of screen comedies. Gorgeously shot in the MGM tradition, with outrageous costumes by Adrian and a color fashion show that will knock your eyes out, it's a hysterical, bitchy glam fest you don't want to miss!



Catch more fabulous movie reviews at Steve's YouTube Channel.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sunday Drive: Summer Samba

As performed by the brilliant Peter Nero on his 1967 album Xochimilco:




Friday, August 12, 2016

Waitin' for the Weekend



Nyle DiMarco




Sunday, August 7, 2016

Sunday Drive: Never on Sunday

This instrumental version of the theme from the eponymous film won Don Costa a gold record in 1961:




Friday, August 5, 2016

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