Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Tree Ornaments

I always buy a bunch of comic and movie related ornaments every year. This year provided several beautiful ornaments that are better than some of the previous year's offerings. I really love these two Indiana Jones ornaments that came out this year. The one with the idol plays the Raiders march and is just fantastic.

I also decided to take a couple of shots of some of my other favorites. I hope everyone has a fantastic Christmas and New Year's.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Arthur Treacher's Fish And Chips Ads

Arthur Treacher's Fish And Chips was one of my favorite fast food places as a real little kid. There was one not too far from the library where my mom worked in the late 70's. I don't think it lasted very long into the 80's though. I wish they'd come back. I like fish and chips and would probably eat there a lot. The above coupon is from the 6/16/76 Kansas City Star and this ad is from the 11/5/71 edition of the Star.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Star Wars In Concert

I had a great time at the Star Wars In Concert show the other night in Kansas City. Featuring the Royal Symphony Orchestra and narrated by Anthony Daniels, it was a cool multi-media show showcasing the genius that is John Williams' scores from the six movies. While it would have been much better without the prequel stuff, I was still impressed by the skill the orchestra had in playing these modern day classics. The tour's almost over but if it's headed for your town, go see it. It was a very cool experience.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

A Visit From The Godfather

There's no better man to brighten up this holiday season than the hardest working man in show business. Thanks to for this awesome piece of funk from the early 70's.

Ain't No Mountain High Enough

I've been on quite a Motown kick lately so I decided to post my all time favorite song from Hitsville USA, the classic Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell version of Ashford and Simpson's Ain't No Mountain High Enough. I believe this was filmed at Montreal's Expo 67 but I'm not positive. Motown and international expositions, what a combo!