January 14, 2019: In celebration of the frisbee
For less than a buck one could have endless sessions of silliness and fun with this simple product. This plastic disc was derived from the Flyin-Saucer, Whirl-away and Pluto Platter and the concept was acquired by Wham-O in the later 50's and rechristened Frisbee. The new moniker came from Ivy League students in Connecticut tossing around tins on campus from their local bakery, the Frisbie Pie Company. We found a statistic that says over 300 million have been sold, however this number is about 20 years old but still ...that's a lot of frisbees!
January 8, 2019: Remember When TV's weren't so smart?
Ah yes. There was time when our greatest visual electronic device wasn't on our wall. A piece of fine furniture that added a solid wooden glamour to a room. And we had to get up to change a channel (hey, what's a remote?) but there were less channels than the number of fingers you have. Enjoy this Magnavox early 70's commercial that touted their TV's brilliant color abilities and sexy styling with the help of a few gals garbed in GRoovy garments.
January 1, 2019: "Carry on till Tomorrow" By Badfinger from "The magic Christian"
They say MONEY buys anything, right? Yeah ...prove it. This satirical 1969 British flick highlighting greed, capitalism, and excessiveness does that exactly that. Peter Sellers is the ringleader, as Sir Guy Grand, with his "adopted" sidekick son, Youngman, portrayed by Ringo Starr. This clip is from the beginning of this GRoovy movie, where the beautifully intense song, Carry On Till Tomorrow by Badfinger is highlighted.