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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 […]

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Generation XX

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 […]

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LadyGhosts of TV Past

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 […]

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Pop Culture

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 […]

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LadyGhosts of TV Past

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!

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LadyGhosts of TV Past

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.!”

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LadyGhosts of TV Past

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 […]

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LadyGhosts of TV Past

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.

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LadyGhosts of TV Past

LadyGhosts of TV Past: Firefly Episode 1, Part 1

Oh Firefly, we love you so.  One of the marks of a good show is when I find myself wishing it was real so I could go hang out with the characters in their world.  From the very beginning I loved the crew of Serenity.  I want to live on the ship and be a […]

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LadyGhosts of TV Past

Ladyghosts: The West Wing, S1:Ep.2 : Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc

Welcome back to week two of our retro recap madness.  We’re switching up the order a little, as I explained in Jordan’s 9:30 post, and today’s is delayed so I made sure to have enough time to write it with the level of attention and detail it deserves.

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Generation XX

Generation XX: The Sears Wish Book

Every year around my birthday (which is in late November), JC Penny and Sears would mail out their giant catalogs of Christmas goodness.  These catalogs were the catalyst for all sorts of middle class sugar plum dreams, and when I found a CC licensed Flickr group of old images, I knew there would be posting […]

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Style

We Need A Little Vintage

One of my secret passions is vintage kitchen crap.  It’s rare when I can actually get my hands on great old pieces, but I have a few.  I went on an image search through Flickr’s Creative Commons wonderland, and I found so many pretties. 

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll 12/1

Hey! It’s lunchtime already!  The rest of today will be cake for all of you, I can feel it.  We’re veering into pop culture land for today’s lunchtime poll.   What is the best TV show you remember watching as a kid?  I’m going to call a tie between St. Elsewhere, which I watched with my […]

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Generation XX

GenX: The Toys that Warped a Generation

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 1970’s until the mid 1980’s.  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 […]

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Pop Culture

WKRP in Cincinnati Season 1: Episdode 7 “Turkeys Away”

A lot of things from my youth don’t hold up.  Stuff I thought was hilarious or moving or entertaining when I was a kid isn’t nearly as compelling as an adult.  A few things have stood the test of time, however, and continue to be delightful and/or timeless decades later.   WKRP in Cincinnati is one […]