Monday, January 23, 2017

Sick #91, 1 of 3

Another Monday, another issue of Sick, this issue is #91 from July 1972. The cover is by Joe Simon.
Inside front and back cover of the issue.
People younger than me always give me a blank look whenever I make a reference to All In the Family or Archie Bunker. When I explain it to them, they find it hard to believe the show ever existed. You could never have such a show now. Today it's just remembered as a show about a guy who calls his son-in-law a Meathead and has a wife who sings badly, but it would still shock today. The first few episodes were mainly about “white flight”, and a typical show had ethnic slurs that could never be aired now, even when taken back. It's dated in that even as late as the early seventies, acknowledging a house has a bathroom or showing a married couple sharing a bed, or even anyone saying the word “sex”, was considered dirty for TV, but it's nothing you'd think twice about if it were in a Pixar movie. It's the racial humor that's somewhat more shocking now, even though it's making fun of prejudice.
The pictures of Nixon are from previous issue. Don't know if I mentioned this before, but I have the hunch there was a tight budget for the magazine, considering most of the articles either didn't have artists or were reprints.
John Costanza

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Magic Whistle Radio Hour 109

Things I've collected over the years or acquired on mixtapes and comps or gathered from the internet or the library or my parents' attic. The different sources are the reason for the volume disparity. I make no claims to "discovering" or "owning" anything. Probably neither do you. It's whatever I feel like playing that week. Every Saturday. No repeats. Things that may or may not be familiar. Who knows? Past weeks here too. Just type "Audio" in the search engine. Or if you're too lazy to press a button more than once, here's everything up to January 2017. You don't get the all playlists, though. You can right-click this if you want to save a zip file of this one (containing an mp3 of the file) for later. Here what information I was able to find:

0:00 ALAN GILLETTE- Personality
   from Music City Television
2:44 THE THREE DUKES- The Kanaka Song (1947)
5:27 ALLAN SHERMAN- Your Mother's Here To Stay
   from LP For Swingin' Livers Only, 1964

8:07 TRAILER- Mark of the Devil (1970)
9:08 AMERICAN-STANDARD- Ultra Bath Dream
   from LP The Bathrooms Are Coming, The Bathrooms Are Coming, 1969

10:46 TRAILER- Live Man Buried Alive
11:36 THAT ENGLISH SOUND- Help! (1965)
13:49 THORNDIKE PICKLEDISH PACIFIST CHOIR- The Ballad of Walter Wart (1966)
18:38 BO CARTER- Pin In Your Cushion (1931)
21:32 KIM FOWLEY- The Trip (1966)
23:33 CAB CALLOWAY & HIS ORCHESTRA- Keep That Hi De Ho In Your Soul
26:38 NUTLEY BRASS- Chicken Impossible
28:08 UNKNOWN- Curly Toes
31:01 TRAILER- Doomsday
31:56 EDDIE KOROSA JR. & THE BOYS FROM ILLINOIS- Razzle Dazzle (1976)
35:15 FRANK CRUMIT- The Girl Friend (1926)
38:32 GILLIAN HILLS- Cou Couche Panier (1960)
40:50 SPIKE JONES w/THE NILSSON TWINS- He Broke My Heart In Three Places (1943)
43:46 RED INGLE & HIS NATURAL SEVEN- I Love You For Seventy Mental Reasons (1947)
46:25 JIM & TAMMY BAKKER- Oops! There Comes a Smile! (1975)
47:45 JOI LANSING- Web of Love (1966)
49:48 NICHOLS & MAY- The Telephone
   from LP An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May, 1960

57:49 THE CALIFORNIA POPPY PICKERS- Augie from Bakersfield (1969)

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The last of the gag cartoon originals (for now)

I've run out of originals for the gag cartoons. Some of the captions may be a little light. Sorry about that. I have plenty that were printed though which I'll post in the coming weeks. Here's the last of what I have.

Bill Wenzel

Looks like it was done during the Korean War when all the men in the cartoons were made into soldiers and the artists would put where they were posted by their signature. Sometimes if they already used their full names, they would also put their ranks.
Bill Ward
Al Ellis's cartoon says “Miss Wilson, we are in a cold war with our competitors. As a result, the management of Love-Lee Bras has decided to issue a test ban on the use of their products by our employees. Now, to detect violations of the ban, we must insist on the principle of inspection.” Which was considered either too long or too... um... forward. The caption was changed to “Thanks to the womens-lib front, our sales are sagging”, which doesn't make much sense considering the bar on the graph chart is going upwards.
Charles Dennis
The upper left has the address for Visual Varities Inc. There's probably a shopping mall there now, so don't bother going there, which I know almost all of you will do.

The caption says“Now that you're officially retired, Sanders, I know there are things you always wanted to do.”