Grandma Had it Goin’ On: Your Guide to Vintage Fashion, Part 1

Hello there, you throwback-loving glamourpuss, you! Ready to channel Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, or Dorothy Dandridge? Get your most lurid red lipstick ready, for this is the first in a series of posts about identifying, buying, and loving vintage clothing. I’ve been collecting women’s vintage clothing for years and years, and even sold it online for a while, so I mostly know whereof I speak.  Read More Grandma Had it Goin’ On: Your Guide to Vintage Fashion, Part 1

From the Archives: GenX: The Toys that Warped a Generation

Editor’s note: Here’s a blast from the past, before we had so many readers.  This one goes out to our Olds, on a hot summer night perfect for nostalgia.

It’s time to step in to the TARDIS, fellow Gen Xers, to look at the toys that shaped our childhoods and our psyches from the mid-1970s until the mid-1980s.  You Youthfuls may enjoy this as well, but I bet you’ll be shocked at how easy it was for us to seriously injure ourselves on our playthings.  Read More From the Archives: GenX: The Toys that Warped a Generation

Ladyghosts: The West Wing, Season 1.10 “In Excelsis Deo”

The moment has arrived, Persephoneer West Wing fans.  It’s time to talk about the episode of our beloved show that may be the most poignant, as well as the most heartbreaking, of the entire series.  I know some of  you will argue with me, and that’s fine, I have plenty of room to defend my choice up here. Read More Ladyghosts: The West Wing, Season 1.10 “In Excelsis Deo”

And Then There’s Maude!

I was in second grade when this show began airing.  I didn’t understand it, but watched it because it was part of the Tuesday night line up.  Although my mother was an immigrant woman with conservative old world values I recall her tuning into a few serious episodes–namely the psychiatrist visit and the abortion stories–and was unceremoniously shooed away from the TV room. Read More And Then There’s Maude!

Ladyghosts – The West Wing, Season 1, Episode 4

We’re going to try and come in under 3000 words today, readers.   We’ll see how it goes.  Today we’ll be talking about the fourth episode in season one, “Five Votes Down.”  Like most of the episodes this season, Five Votes balances several plots around a central theme.  Let’s dig in! Read More Ladyghosts – The West Wing, Season 1, Episode 4

Ladyghosts of TV Past: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 1, Episode 6, The Pack

“Testosterone is a great equalizer. It turns all men into morons.!” Read More Ladyghosts of TV Past: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 1, Episode 6, The Pack

Ladyghosts: The West Wing, Season 1, Episode 3

Previously, on the West Wing, President Bartlet’s personal physician, Captain Morris Tolliver, was killed when his plane was shot down on the way to a humanitarian mission at a teaching hospital.  The President is out for some old school eye-for-an-eye justice to retaliate.  Also, the unfortunate Mandy has been hired to be the Director of New Media. A note on my screencaps – the video on my copy of this particular episode was really crappy.  So I played with stuff in photoshop.  Some results are better than others. Moving on. Read More Ladyghosts: The West Wing, Season 1, Episode 3

LadyGhosts: Firefly Episode 1, Part 2

So last week we ended with the revelation of a naked girl in a box.  Captain Mal jumps to the conclusion that Simon is a nefarious slave-trader type, but as the girl starts to come out of her cryo-coma Simon is so concerned for her welfare that it’s obvious something more is going on. Read More LadyGhosts: Firefly Episode 1, Part 2