Archive for November, 2009

Just shut up and drive

Posted in 1960s with tags , , , , , , on November 27, 2009 by Token Effort

Doof, Doof, Doof

What did bad girls do in the 1960s?  Smoke cigarettes and drive really fast.  She’s probably called Mary, Linda or Barbara (they were the most popular girl’s names in the 1940s).  She may look really hot, pouting, behind the wheel of a sports car in 1962, but sadly in 2009 she’s more than likely to be a slightly overweight, divorced, volunteer canteen assistant living in a bedsit on the fringe of the London Home Counties… should see the state of her ex-husband!


Femme Fatale

Posted in 1960s with tags , , , , , , on November 26, 2009 by Token Effort

Dressed to Kill

The Femme Fatale of the 1960s was cool, seductive and sexual.  Her charms ensnared her lovers in bonds of irresistible desire – often leading them into compromising and dangerous situations. 

She drove them to the point of obsession and exhaustion so that they were incapable of making rational decisions. 

She was an agent provocateur.  An agent or spy, who was working undercover to entice an illegal, illicit or irrational act. 

Her sexual allure was matched only by her deadly intent…

The Groovy Office

Posted in 1970s with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2009 by Token Effort

Carry On Up The Corridor

The 1970s office was swinging.  You were the man if you had a chocolate brown suit and mutton chops.  That girl on the right is called a ‘secretary’.  An executive needed a secretary back in the seventies because someone had to be there to light his cigarettes, make the tea and laugh politely at his innuendo.  In the 1970s secretaries would use a typewriter – if they weren’t taking shorthand or dictation (how they laughed!).

A bit of Wookie

Posted in 1970s with tags , , , , , , , on November 24, 2009 by Token Effort

Back in the 1970s it seems that a naughty Wookie could lay his furry paws on a Princess’ dowry without fear of recrimination…

Fashion clangers

Posted in 1970s with tags , , , , , , , on November 24, 2009 by Token Effort

Three Men and a Mannequin

Male fashion catalogue models aren’t what they used to be!  Is that a mannequin on the left?  He looks a little stilted in his delivery. 

The only professional amongst the four of them seems to be the guy with the crease ironed into his jeans giving us a bit of ‘blue steel’…..he’s pitching that ensemble like he means it.

If you want to look like a freshly upholstered sofa – then go no further than h.i.s for all your fashion accessories.

Hot and steamy

Posted in 1970s with tags , , , , , , on November 20, 2009 by Token Effort
Oh…..rice.   When you said you had a surprise for me, something I really wanted, but wasn’t expecting, I sort of assumed that it was going to be something…well…a little more exotic – something personal.  If you know what I mean.  No, no.  Rice is great.  I love rice.  Rice…..really.  Yes, it was very unexpected…

Price check

Posted in 1960s with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2009 by Token Effort

Mop and bucket to ailse 3

Obviously, the lady doesn’t know that she’s standing in a crowded supermarket in just her underwear.  There is only one thing worse than a wedgie when your melons are being bagged – and that is having to queue up behind a senile, half-dressed, old woman at the checkout counter.