Tag Archives: Seventies

Ginger-Zed Men!

To all you Mills and younger, these cookies represent Zed, Sean Connery’s character in the cult movie Zardoz. They are not Borat cookies with the swimsuit in the wrong color.

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RIP Anne Rice

I’m confident all the Hot Topics and indie Goth Stores will have their flags at half mast for a while. I also wonder if Anne ever got a settlement for all the money White Wolf games owed her for ripping … Continue reading

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RIP Stephen Sondheim

I got into Sondheim late and before then, I was rather oblivious as to who the heck he even was or what was his material while it played in front of me! If you grew up in the Midwest and … Continue reading

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1971: “Stairway to Heaven” released

Technically it was Monday but this week in Popular Music History, the song which defines Led Zeppelin, whether Robert Plant likes it or not, was released. When I was growing up, I only heard it Sunday evenings on WLS as … Continue reading

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Welcome to November 2021!

Originally I was going to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Call of Cthulhu debuting as a roleplaying game but it wouldn’t be sincere. I’ve only played the game a few times and I am trying to get more familiar with it because … Continue reading

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1971: The Electric Company

Holy Buckets! I hadn’t thought about this PBS program in years and today was its anniversary. Growing up in the Seventies, The Electric Company was must-see TV after you “graduated” from Sesame Street and/or found Mr. Rogers too patronizing; today, I revere him … Continue reading

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Italian #58: Oriana Fallaci

Oriana was primarily a journalist who was famous for getting some really spectacular interviews, experiencing some History firsthand and writing numerous books which allows me to give her the final author slot for this month. Her life was also a series … Continue reading

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Italian #55: Mario Puzo

This request is from my cousin Dana and I will use the famous Mario to kick off a round of authors since writing has been a great domain for Italy and its descendants since Dante’s Inferno. We all recognize his most … Continue reading

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So Seventies, so absorbant…so gross

Imagine the pitch. It’s a bathrobe. It’s a jumpsuit. It’s a set of coveralls. It’s formal wear at a swingers party. I know I often hear the litany of “don’t kink shame dude!’ But c’mon, these are gross on so … Continue reading

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RIP Ed Asner

It was sad to hear about Ed’s passing while Kathy and I were in the middle of working on our podcasts. He was a helluva’ person! Not just a great heavy in movies/TV, but a person who put his money … Continue reading

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Pre-Cursor to the iPod in 1975

In adjusted dollars, this would cost 200 smackers and you’d still have to provide your own facial hair, blow-dry coiffure, patterned shirt and the bell-bottoms we can assume he’s wearing. It’s amazing how much we’ve managed to miniaturize headphones to … Continue reading

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RIP Charlie Watts

I’m not much of a Rolling Stones fan, especially after Tattoo You but I usually respected Charlie. He managed to be a founding member and stayed with the band for the rest of his life. Given how many other bands change … Continue reading

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The Sparks Brothers: Must See*

* – If you love music in any capacity, you better see this. Otherwise, the rest of the world can wait until streaming services carry it. Despite this documentary being a huge love letter to one of greatest duos in … Continue reading

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RIP Ron Popeil

I thought he was already dead. Shows you what little I knew. He did live long enough and then some to be on Futurama and get credited as the man who invented immortality through Head in a Jar technology. Also known as how … Continue reading

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RIP Dusty Hill

I put off Dusty’s obit because it happened around my birthday and I wanted to keep the mood light. Now we’re can honor the famous bass player and his role in my Classic Rock education through ZZ Top. Oddly, I … Continue reading

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