Monday, March 9, 2009

Open Book

It's time for the March vintage giveaway! Can you even stand it? I know I can. I'm jumping the gun this month and doing it (I said doing it) a little early, since at the end of the month I'm going away on a super awesome happy fun time vacay and will have no time to delight the world with with the free crapola. (Actual "super" "awesome" or "happy" is debatable, since it is a vacation with family, after all. But they do put the "fun" in dysfunction.)

This month it's a vintage book. And before you're all "Uhh, a book? Thanks, mom. That's exactly what we always wanted. A book. Maybe next month you'll give us new socks if we're really good and do our chores. Swell." But there's hardly any actual reading required, just a social commentary of post-war America told through titled black and white photos. (Ha! I sounded like I knew what I was talking about there for a second!) Also, Reading Is Fundamental, bitches. The book is called: "The Fifties: Photographs of America." (Ok, so the book is vintage 1985, but it's still vintage so shut your pieholes. You'll love it. Why? Because I said you'll love it, that's why.)

As usual, everyone and anyone is welcome to sign up for the giveaway! (Except hippies.) Either leave a comment that you want in, or drop me a line at fasteddiesretrorags@yahoo.com. I'll randomly pick a winner (or whomever bribes me the best) in a week, on March 17. As usual, you don't pay a thing! And for your own protection (from loan sharks and common mob goons) don't post your name and address here!

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Behold what you you'll feast your eyes on, through my crappy photo skillz. I said behold!

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"Life in a trailer park."

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"Working on the car." It's a good thing the author told us they're working on a car. I thought they were baking a pie.

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"Showgirl and Eddie Fisher." More like "Eddie Fisher: Big Pimpin'." (Do you think he tried to sneak a peek at her rack?)

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"Gang." Amy Winehouse and the Gang pile into the Mystery Machine and head on down to Coney Island, to crack The Case of the Missing 8 Ball.

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"Jane Mansfield and her dog." Aww, c'mon, you knew there'd be a gratuitous JMan shot! (Her leopard swimsuit= love.) Making tiny, pain in the ass designer dogs that you carry in a Louis Vuitton handbag cool, way before Beverly Hills Chihuahua and that useless Hilton broad. (No, I mean, the other one.)

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"Motorama". The cars of tomorrow, today.

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Bunny Hop. Blasphemous teens! Avert your eyes to the sinning! Don't they know that dancing combined with rock and/or roll music sends them on a path straight to sexual intercourse- and then girls getting jobs- and then to the devil? It's time for an old fashioned bible-thumping, Footloose-style.

"Open Book" by Cake.

12 comments:

  1. I'd like to enter the drawing!

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  2. put my name in the hat dear, Im IN on this one, book looks cool!!!!

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  3. Consider yourself in the ring, Miss N.!

    Note to Anonymous~ I'm going to write you down as "Anonymous 1, since I often get more than one anonymous comment and/or email from peeps who don't have Blogger ID's. This way it's easier to track who's who!

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  4. Okay, please don't pick me randomly.

    reverse psychology. mauahahhaha!

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  5. Thats cool, Ive been called worse!

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  6. This book is straight outta my childhood - saddle shoes, trailer park life, bunny hoppin' - you better pick me, bitch!

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  7. Ahahahahaha, Wendy would win for the best comment ever!

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  8. Ohhhh, cooooool, I would love to have that book!

    I have to say that although I read your blog regularly, this is the first time I've commented... which might be a good reason for me to win the book? :)

    Thanks!
    Chantelle

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  9. No worries, Chantelle. Even if you hated the blog and just wanted free stuff, I wouldn't mind! Don't ever hesitate to drop in a say howdy! I'm not as much of a spaz as I seem! Well, slightly less spazzy.

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  10. Yay! The only thing better than free stuff is COOL free stuff! Add me to the drawing please!

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  11. I am a sucker for coffee table books and all things 50's, so this book is a win-win!

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  12. Thursday'sGirlMarch 12, 2009 at 6:35 PM

    I wants it!

    Puleeeeeeeeeez!

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