Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy Forfajaly!

Please enjoy some random Bicentennialia, and look out for them dago bombs! (Ludlow Kissel learned the hard way...)

Here's a grim, grimy shot of the towers during Operation Sail.

This terrifying vision of Uncle Sam is courtesy of the Girl Scouts, their contribution to a parade on Westbury Avenue in Carle Place.

Anyone remember the comic strip Catfish? Me either. Here it is from the Sunday, July 4th, 1976 Oregonian.

From that same paper, a Radio Shack ad featuring their Bicentennial version of the apex of all man's inventions, the AM radio.

Of all the Bicentennial-themed ads in the paper that day, this was surely the strangest: Cinema 21 showing The Man Who Fell to Earth...

You betcher ASS it's a Rheingold day!

From Newsday, a Dairy Barn ad. Ah, the convenience of shopping from your car window, just as our forefathers dared dream.

Here's one from the coupon section of the Oregonian. Yeah, we had a Maxwell House colonial jar or two around the house...

I don't think I put my nuts in it though.

Skimming through the newspapers of the big day, I found Brooke Shields in a Macy's ad...

...and future Angel Shelley Hack in an Alexander's ad.

She musta been a big Flying Nun fan. Does "indescribably delicious" refer to her mounds? Then just call me Peter Paul, eh-heh-HEE!

Taken from the dandy Musicradio site, here are the top hits in regular WABC rotation you might have enjoyed at your Bicentennial barbecue. HP means "hot prospect," and the ones in lemon italian ice yellow are featured in my homemade sixteen-volume (and still growing) seventies CD collection.

1. Kiss and Say Goodbye - The Manhattans
2. Silly Love Songs - Wings
3. Love Hangover - Diana Ross
4. Misty Blue - Dorothy Moore
5. More, More, More, Part 1 - Andrea True Connection
6. Turn the Beat Around - Vicki Sue Robinson
7. Get Up and Boogie (That's Right) - Silver Convention
8. Sara Smile - Daryl Hall & John Oates
9. I'll Be Good to You - The Brothers Johnson
10. Shop Around - The Captain & Tennille
11. You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine - Lou Rawls
12. Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel, Part 1 - Tavares
13. Shannon - Henry Gross
14. Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band
15. I Want You - Marvin Gaye
25. Love Is Alive - Gary Wright
34. Rock and Roll Music - The Beach Boys
36. Let Her In - John Travolta
43. Moonlight Feels Right - Starbuck
HP Another Rainy Day in New York City - Chicago
HP Get Closer - Seals & Crofts
HP Let 'Em In (Album cut) - Wings

Here's the best seller list from Newsday.

It is now a law that every garage sale in the United States must have a copy of "Passages" for sale. However, it is unlawful to buy it, or even take it from the "free" box at the curb.


Blogger MO'SH said...

Did you miss the 4th while typing this blog?

It damn near took me til the 6th to finish it!

Wed Jul 05, 07:58:00 PM 2006  

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