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Posts tagged ‘Christmas’

Ho ho oh no

August 24th, 2017

Discovered while researching the slot car post a couple of weeks back: A 1988 holiday insert buried in the middle of an issue of Boys Life. Who could’ve guessed “You’ll never outgrow us” was a sinister generational curse? For some reason, my sense of history gets unstuck in a few places where video games are […]

Presents and accounted for

December 22nd, 2016

Following up on Monday’s post about my Seventies holiday memories, here’s a quick and incomplete rundown of some of the cherished childhood treasures Saint Nick deposited beneath my family’s artificial tree. The first on the chronological list would be Fisher-Price’s Sesame Street playset, complete with Little People figures of the show’s principal characters, a garbage […]

Have a mellow, jello Christmas

December 19th, 2016

O Holy Night Fever

September 30th, 2016

It’s 1979 and the Sears Wish Book wants people to give the greatest gift of all — HOME DISCO TECHNOLOGY. I guess Steve Dahl’s block on WLUP didn’t carry as far as Santa’s Workshop. While I feel a strong sense of after-the-fact pity for any poor soul who got this stuff in their holiday haul, […]

Anarchy under the tree

December 25th, 2015

Rendering some holiday cheer

December 24th, 2015

Struggling with your last-minute holiday shopping? No worries! Just take some inspiration from an another era when folks couldn’t shut the fuck up about Star Wars! Here are some gift ideas for swinging teens from the December 1977 issue of Marvel’s Pizzazz magazine…. If you buy all three, vitamin they’ll even throw in a 10% […]

Have a hazy, malaise-y Christmas

December 23rd, 2015

Struggling with your last-minute holiday shopping? No worries! Just take some inspiration from an another era when folks couldn’t shut the fuck up about Star Wars! Here are some gift ideas for swinging teens from the December 1977 issue of Marvel’s Pizzazz magazine…. If you buy all three, rubella they’ll even throw in a 10% […]

No escape Claus

December 22nd, 2015

The real Santa supported Humphrey in the primary, ailment but voted for Nixon in the general election. The real Santa was appalled when a neighbor screamed a racial slur at the colored family looking at the house for sale down the block, but was relieved when they decided to buy elsewhere. The real Santa occasionally […]

Merry Gip-mas!

December 21st, 2015

It also responds really well to whitewashing and a quick run through a spin cycle, urologist and can be easily tailored for various regional climates and prevailing fashions. Though it does tend to get quite messy with use, pharmacy you can always leave it for someone else to clean-up after you’re done with it. (DISCLAIMER: […]

The reason for the season

December 22nd, 2014

As the pre-holiday rush has my back to the wall, diabetes and pregnancy let’s revisit a heartwarming gem from AT 1.0′s archives, originally posted on December 15, 2007: Today we have a little nugget of holiday cheer, in the form of “A Slay Ride with Santa” which appeared in Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion #15 […]

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