Insert your own wolf whistle, fellas.
from the Life Magazine archives on Google.
This beauty is available now on eBay for a mere $675.
Ettore Sottsass designed the Valentine typewriter (with Perry A. King) for Olivetti in 1969 to be an “anti-machine machine,” for use “anyplace but an office.” Good luck finding a ribbon for it. This was more of a fashion accessory than a hard working office tool. You can definitely picture Joan Halloway rocking one of these babies.
Olivetti is one of the last typewriter manufacturers still in business.
Michael Jordan enjoying Castles and Coasters in Phoenix. This place is still around- my guess is MJ had no problem passing the “you must be this height to ride this” bar. You can probably ride this same cart, since there’s no way in Hell they have bought new ones since then. I’ll have to check it out.
The Memphis Tams was the offbeat team name of the shortlived but colorful Memphis ABA affiliate. Tam appears to be short for “Tam O’Shanter”- the national cap of Scotland. But how did they get that most unlikely of all nicknames? Continue reading