University of Tulsa, 1960
I Shall Hypnotize You With My Husky Eyes
Two Sixpacks of Bartles & Jaymes, and Then We’ll Trim the Tree
Joan, Peggy, Sally, and Mary, Christmas 1959
All The Boys Were Jelly Of Dwayne’s New Ride
1969 West Texas State Mirage yearbook
Forget Electric Cars
First it was tiny houses. Now it’s tiny cars. And I mean TINY.
This 1955 Eshelman may not seem like the perfect gift. Sure, it only has one cylinder and a horsepower of 3. Top speed is 25 mph. Brakes are a 2 wheel paddle. I don’t even know what that is.
But I know I don’t have to call shotgun. I don’t have to cart some scrub around because this ride only seats one. I don’t have to worry about driving too fast in the suburbs because I can’t gun it past the limit. No speeding tickets for me. And the color, why, it’s inspiring!
Away In A Manger, The Little Lord Jesus And His Other Brother, Darryl
from Pleated Jeans
When Your Dog’s Not A Fan Of Your New Haircut
When You Not Only Want To See His Armpit Sweat, But You Want To Feel The Moist Warmth Upon You
This 1947 Blueprint yearbook referred to one of these fellows as “Lonesome Polecat,” and I immediately thought that that might be the best name for an indie folk band ever, until I Googled it, and DARNED if it isn’t a song from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. It includes the lyrics, “a man can’t sleep when he sleeps with sheep.” Goodness!
Board Games, Not Bored Games
1967 Round Table, Oklahoma City, OK
Old-Fashioned Sunday Nite Dish
At first glance, it looks like she’s scooping ranch dressing on to deep dish pizza. Not the worst thing in the world.
But further inspection shows that S’Macaroni Bake is actually canned salmon with creamy lemon sauce, and fun pimiento zig-zag lattice work over green olives. Not the Sunday nite dish I had as a kid, but then again, my mom never wore a dress with a bustle.
The ad says men go for its mouth-watering flavor. It doesn’t say what women go for, but who cares in 1955, right? Just bake it already.