July 23, 2014

Early CG from Applications of Computer Aided Vision (Tomoyuki Nishita, 1980).

(Source: nishitalab.org)

July 9, 2014
‘I say,’ said Pig Bodine, who’d been out in the kitchen listening. ‘Don’t you know life is the most precious possession you have?’
‘I have heard that one before,’ said Winsome, and jumped. He had forgotten about the fire escape three feet below the window. By the time he’d picked himself up and swung a leg over, Pig was out the window. Pig grabbed Winsome’s belt just as he went over the second time.
—Thomas Pynchon, V. (1963)
(art by Stanley Wyatt from the cover of Pynchon: A Collection of Critical Essays [edited by Edward Mendelson, 1978])

‘I say,’ said Pig Bodine, who’d been out in the kitchen listening. ‘Don’t you know life is the most precious possession you have?’

‘I have heard that one before,’ said Winsome, and jumped. He had forgotten about the fire escape three feet below the window. By the time he’d picked himself up and swung a leg over, Pig was out the window. Pig grabbed Winsome’s belt just as he went over the second time.

—Thomas Pynchon, V. (1963)

(art by Stanley Wyatt from the cover of Pynchon: A Collection of Critical Essays [edited by Edward Mendelson, 1978])

July 2, 2014
A video press kit on VHS promoting Lush, dated November 17, 1990 (just prior to the release of Gala in December).

A video press kit on VHS promoting Lush, dated November 17, 1990 (just prior to the release of Gala in December).

April 29, 2014
An illustration by James Spanfeller of Mélisande from the cover of the January 29, 1972 issue of Opera News.

An illustration by James Spanfeller of Mélisande from the cover of the January 29, 1972 issue of Opera News.

April 17, 2014
So, in 1972, Church’s Fried Chicken sponsored a chess tournament (“This historic tournament pitted the proven ability of the experienced superstars against the sparkling ambition of the most exciting young grandmasters”, according to the back cover) in San Antonio. I never would have guessed. (from San Antonio 72: Church’s Fried Chicken First International Chess Tournament by Bent Larsen and David N. L. Levy, 1973)

So, in 1972, Church’s Fried Chicken sponsored a chess tournament (“This historic tournament pitted the proven ability of the experienced superstars against the sparkling ambition of the most exciting young grandmasters”, according to the back cover) in San Antonio. I never would have guessed. (from San Antonio 72: Church’s Fried Chicken First International Chess Tournament by Bent Larsen and David N. L. Levy, 1973)

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April 8, 2014
Kroger Dutch instant cocoa mix (ca. late 1970s).

Kroger Dutch instant cocoa mix (ca. late 1970s).

(Source: Flickr / jasonliebigstuff)

February 25, 2014
Home of Challenge Pissing. (from “Big Bill Hell’s”, an ad parody made at Baltimore station WBFF in 1990 [source])

Home of Challenge Pissing. (from “Big Bill Hell’s”, an ad parody made at Baltimore station WBFF in 1990 [source])

(Source: youtube.com)

February 13, 2014

TV Guide Cook Booklet (1970). Not only did TV Guide used to feature recipes, they were evidently popular enough to warrant a compilation.

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February 11, 2014
Dungeons & Dragons Computer Labyrinth Game by Mattel Electronics, 1980.

Dungeons & Dragons Computer Labyrinth Game by Mattel Electronics, 1980.

(Source: ebay.com)

January 29, 2014

Animation from the title sequence of Trade-offs (1978).

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