Archive for March, 2009

New York magazine t-shirt offer (1975)

Posted in ephemera, Seventies, t-shirts on March 31, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

$3.95 for a shirt is quite a bargain, but please don’t cut out this coupon as the offer most likely expired 33+ years ago. I wonder how the t-shirt model is holding up…

bulldog cigarette cards (1910s)

Posted in ephemera, Teens on March 31, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Bulldog cigarette cards, 1910s– Patrol Call: “Graa-ow”

not so subtly racist vintage magazine advertisement: the egg roll (1981)

Posted in ephemera, fuzzy childhood memories, history, how much art can you take?, vanishing America, youth culture on March 31, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

This Bic Roller Pin advertisement appeared rather incongruously in a boring old beige 1981 issue of Vegetarian Times. The illustration caught my eye because it reminded me of MAD Magazine’s illustrations of the time and these are the kinds of illustrations I grew up on.

Not so subtly racist, eh? Is the target audience cross eyed Asian stereotyped waiters or the fascinated Joe and Jane Whitebread diners? I mean, is this pun supposed to pass as wordplay? Nice effort there, Bic ad copy writers of nearly 30 years ago.
And while I may miss actual illustrations rather than compu-sparkleturdery, I don’t miss this kind of baffling and commonplace ethnic stereotyping. This ad definitely reminds me of the pretty Goddamn racist “Ancient Chinese secret, huh?” Calgon commercial of the late 70s. This motherfucking commercial was a hit with all of the clueless semi-literate kids in every elementary school, where I grew up at least. “Ancient Chinese secret” was often woven in to the recess hatechant of “Me Chinese” by pre-pubescent lyricists- often accompanied by the good old making-slanty-eyes face.

For all of the carping about how wussified the United States is now and how vanilla PC the mainstream media has become, the alternative has already been considered- this brand of knuckle-dragging base ethnocentricity. So solly so solly.

black coffee

Posted in how much art can you take?, i am endlessly fascinating, punk rock on March 30, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Drinking black coffee,

black coffee,

drinking black coffee,

staring at the wall

Black coffee, black coffee,

black coffee, staring at the wall

Black coffee,

drinking black coffee,

drinking black coffee, staring at the…

Stab through my heart,

stab through my heart,

stab through my heart

But it’s all in my mind, mind, mind, mind

Just in my mind, mind, mind, mind

It’s just in my mind

yeah

The Soxettes (1969)

Posted in baseball, chicago, dames, Sixties on March 27, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

A relic of a more swingin’ age. Nothing says national pastime like a gal in go-go boots, a mini skirt and a baseball glove. The Soxettes were employed by my beloved White Sox in 1969 to serve as ushers at the Baseball Palace of the World. I need more photos of them!

Rick Barry’s 1968-69 San Francisco Warriors basketball jersey

Posted in basketball, items i didn't win, Sixties on March 26, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Rick Barry on the cover of Sports Illustrated, 1967. The article inside is titled, “the Razor Cut idol of San Francisco”.

How beautiful is this jersey? I love the timeless logos, especially the patch above which was affixed to the shorty short shorts. How frigging incredible are those stirrups? Before you fall in love, hold on to your wallet as this complete uniform is went for over $12k.
I couldn’t find an in-action shots of the #2 all time free throw shooter rocking those stirrups.
Someone needs to print that head dress logo on a t-shirt for the rest of us.

time machine

Posted in movies, technology on March 26, 2009 by All Conference Vintage