Category Archives: Consumers

News Year Predictions A Look Into the Future 1975

Past Perfect- New Years Predictions The New Year has always been the traditional time for crystal ball gazing offering tantalizing predictions for our imagined future. For forward thinking post war Americans, peering into the future was a favorite pastime. So

News Year Predictions A Look Into the Future 1975

Past Perfect- New Years Predictions The New Year has always been the traditional time for crystal ball gazing offering tantalizing predictions for our imagined future. For forward thinking post war Americans, peering into the future was a favorite pastime. So

Guy Lombardo New years Eve Album

New Year Eve Party With Guy Lombardo

For me, New Year’s Eve always belonged to Guy Lombardo. It was a childhood viewing ritual that rarely varied. In the early 1960’s I felt like Cinderella, permitted to stay up to the stroke of midnight and watch, along with

Guy Lombardo New years Eve Album

New Year Eve Party With Guy Lombardo

For me, New Year’s Eve always belonged to Guy Lombardo. It was a childhood viewing ritual that rarely varied. In the early 1960’s I felt like Cinderella, permitted to stay up to the stroke of midnight and watch, along with

To Tweet or Telegram?

  Who doesn’t want attention grabbing tweets that get noticed? This time of year my twitter feed like everyone’s is bloated with short bursts of holiday cheer, each compact tweet competing for our short attention span by trying to cleverly

To Tweet or Telegram?

  Who doesn’t want attention grabbing tweets that get noticed? This time of year my twitter feed like everyone’s is bloated with short bursts of holiday cheer, each compact tweet competing for our short attention span by trying to cleverly

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow -Steven Miller and Wooly Willy

Very few would characterize Donald Trump’s xenophobic henchman Steven Miller as having a “magnetic personality.” But when it comes to the normally follically challenged Miller’s recent display of hair, he resembled nothing short of Wooly Willy that classic American toy

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow -Steven Miller and Wooly Willy

Very few would characterize Donald Trump’s xenophobic henchman Steven Miller as having a “magnetic personality.” But when it comes to the normally follically challenged Miller’s recent display of hair, he resembled nothing short of Wooly Willy that classic American toy

penny Marshal as Laverne

Penny Marshall’s Big Legacy

Lets raise a toast of Pepsi and milk to Penny Marshal, a comic genius who was in a league of her own. Like Laverne, she did it her way. With her distinctive nasal New York voice so redolent of the

penny Marshal as Laverne

Penny Marshall’s Big Legacy

Lets raise a toast of Pepsi and milk to Penny Marshal, a comic genius who was in a league of her own. Like Laverne, she did it her way. With her distinctive nasal New York voice so redolent of the

Vintage illustration Christmas celebration

Jews and Christmas

Like many American Jews, I secretly covet Christmas. Though taught in the Ten Commandments not to covet thy neighbors wife, there was no explicit directive to coveting thy neighbors holiday. Holiday cheer for some Jews also includes a touch o’

Vintage illustration Christmas celebration

Jews and Christmas

Like many American Jews, I secretly covet Christmas. Though taught in the Ten Commandments not to covet thy neighbors wife, there was no explicit directive to coveting thy neighbors holiday. Holiday cheer for some Jews also includes a touch o’

Traveling Fun For Thanksgiving

As millions crowd our airports for the traditional Thanksgiving trek home over the river and through the woods, the tension mounts at the thought of long lines, insufferable crowds, and the dreaded delays that inevitably await the weary and wary

Traveling Fun For Thanksgiving

As millions crowd our airports for the traditional Thanksgiving trek home over the river and through the woods, the tension mounts at the thought of long lines, insufferable crowds, and the dreaded delays that inevitably await the weary and wary

Vintage Smokey Bear Poster 1950s

Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires

It’s a safe bet that Smokey the Bear will not be trading in his Ranger hat for a red MAGA cap anytime soon. It seems only Donald Trump Can Prevent Forest Fires With a Rake. For more than 70 years

Vintage Smokey Bear Poster 1950s

Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires

It’s a safe bet that Smokey the Bear will not be trading in his Ranger hat for a red MAGA cap anytime soon. It seems only Donald Trump Can Prevent Forest Fires With a Rake. For more than 70 years

Cosby Goes to Jail… Goes Directly To Jail

Despite his fame and fortune, Bill Cosby’s bad behavior spoke to the realities and pervasiveness of our rape culture, one which has long sanctioned and even encouraged this type of behavior for the ordinary man. Sorry boys, game over. Cosby has

Cosby Goes to Jail… Goes Directly To Jail

Despite his fame and fortune, Bill Cosby’s bad behavior spoke to the realities and pervasiveness of our rape culture, one which has long sanctioned and even encouraged this type of behavior for the ordinary man. Sorry boys, game over. Cosby has

Consumed With the Past

For nearly a year, I have been on an archeological dig of mid-century middle-class domesticity. The study was done in a post-war suburban setting; the dig was my parent’s home of six decades. After examining, dating, cataloging, and yes, crying,

Consumed With the Past

For nearly a year, I have been on an archeological dig of mid-century middle-class domesticity. The study was done in a post-war suburban setting; the dig was my parent’s home of six decades. After examining, dating, cataloging, and yes, crying,