Monday, August 22, 2011


I love music videos of the past. These are from 1978-79, around the same time as the Seventeen magazine article in my last post. These two goofy videos feature girls in long skirts. One is the Finish duo Danny & Armi, in what some people call the worst music video ever. The song is called "I Wanna Love You Tender." The other is the British pop band Racey "Lay a Little Love On Me." Since Retrospace has Mini Skirt Monday, I guess I can do Long Skirt Monday.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


A few years ago, I was attempting to create a satirical/Sci-Fi comic strip. I wanted the women to dress in late 70s & early 80s fashions, since most of the Sci-Fi adventures shows I watched as a kid, such as Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers, Jason of Star Command and Doctor Who, were produced in the late 70s & early 80s. Even if story took place in the future, the women seem to be wearing disco/new wave/roller boogie fashions. In doing research, I purchased several late 70s & early 80s fashion magazines off Ebay. I'm finding them handy for the revamped version of this blog.

I blogged earlier this year about how women's clothes were not as colorful as they were in the early 80s. I found that one of these magazines was an August 1979 "Back to School" issue of Seventeen. I thought that since I hadn't post much lately I could at least post the back to school pics for the ladies that read this blog to reminisce.

Much to my dismay I discovered that the back to school clothes for girls in 1979 were drab and boring. This seemed to be the start of that horrible preppy phase that plagued my generation. Most of the clothes were brown tweed. The emphasis was on sweaters, long skirts and knee socks. Also little tams and knit caps were the must have accessory. This is what all the little, rich snooty girls wore. Who picked these clothes to be the "popular" back to school clothes? PROBABLY SOMEONE'S MOMMY!!!

Okay, this might look better if it was worn by a girl with a butt.
One reason I chose to post these pictures was that one of the models is Phoebe Cates, who was so sexy in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Private School, Gremlins and the TV mini-series Lace. In these clothes, she isn't sexy enough to for Judge Reinhold to "fantasize about."

The editor's of Seventeen may have considered these back to school clothes "HOT," but the only thing that makes them "HOT" is that wearing all those sweaters and tweeds will make a girl sweat like a pig. Hope they wore a whole bottle of Heaven Scent, because Desdinova didn't like it when cute girls smelled bad.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


This week MTV celebrates its 30 anniversary this week. Here is a Rolling Stone article about the original VJs. Some idiots here in the Ozarks hate MTV, because they feel it has had a negative effect on American youth. I'm not one of them. I feel that Fox News has had a much more negative effect on our country than MTV has. I also believe that parents who have MTV blocked on their cable systems should have their children taken away from them.
Of course, opinions, like these, are why I'm considered the Super Villain of the Ozarks!!! Mwu-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
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