PPelvgren

Persuasive Pin-Up

“Elvgren Girls” was the nickname given to pin-ups drawn by Gil Elvgren. He had a long career that included advertisements for Coca Cola and General Electric but he’s best known for pin-ups where the subjects are in humorous situations. Skeet shooting, yard work, climbing trees an Elvgren girl always had a personality even if her…

renee

Friday Nineties – Warheads Candy

For a while in the ’90s I ran the family campground.  It was my legacy as an Einstein.  I slept in a camper, got drunk every night, mowed the lawn all day and in the evening I “minded the store”.  Not sure why I put quotes around that because there really was a store and…

chees

Superficial Cheese

Sometimes when Acadia’s attention is elsewhere I get to do what I want here at Superficial Gallery. Another way to say that is it’s Thursday and I forgot to write an article so I’m going to throw some food porn at you. Nothing beats Grilled Cheese! It’s comfort food and good memories of the old…

Deodorant Testing
Britain's Queen Elizabeth leaves after the State Opening of Parliament, at the Palace of Westminster in London

Game of Thrones Roundtable: The House of White and Black

*** It seems that Game of Thrones has devolved into most of the characters moping around and quoting Eric Cartman from Southpark. “Respect MY Authoritah!” In Westoros you’re either a somebody that gets respect or you’re trampled on. It’s all too easy to lose your power along with your head. I guess it’s the same in real life. I’ll…

zoe

Persuasive Pin-Up

Zoe Mozert had an advantage over male artists in the 1920’s. Having paid her way through art school by modeling she saved money by posing nude for herself using a camera or mirror. Mozert produced hundreds of novel covers, calendars, advertisements and movie posters throughout her career. Previous Pin-Up (Vargas) “I’m not bad, I’m just drawn…

marky

Friday 90s – Internet

There is a lot going on this week so I can’t be doing a big giant column.  The Internet is difficult, you know.  And if anyone tells you otherwise you look at how Yahoo used to look.  Maybe if I had been sober enough to try to do Internet back then I would be a…