If you're a writer, pop over there where I guest blogged on pacing. If for no other reason than the amazing graphics. I'm seriously going to reuse that first one sometime, because I love it so much. Nancy Kimball on pacing (Guest blog at Melissa Maygrove)
So what's left for my faithful followers and guests? This fantastic little gem I've been saving for such a time as this. Here it is in all its glory.
The JC Penney catalog from 1977.
For the formal dining room. In whose house I have no idea. Do you think the table base doubled as storage? Or maybe a cooler?
I didn't even know they made tank covers back then. There's enough carpet on this commode to make an entire rug set. Which is where carpet is supposed to go by the way. On the floor.
Now for the clothes. The clothes are spectacular.
Apparently in 1977 people were still wearing their pants at their waist like young Billy here. (Doesn't he look like a Billy?) I think it's the belt. The belt makes the pants, which is all I see here. The original purveyor of this photo, who has been lost to cyberspace since 2008, called this belt "a boob-job for your pants." I have to agree.
I don't even have words for this. Except maybe... was this actually considered "hot" back then? Did this look work without the aviators? According to the Leprechaun version in the lower left, it did.
But what if you weren't into a three piece suit? Who needed all that hassle when you could don this baby. The all-purpose jumpsuit. Also suitable for prison wear. The last time I saw hair that thick was... well, never.
I'm pretty sure this was somehow the precursor to the snuggie. That's all I have to say about this one.
Beachwear for the ladies' man in every city. See how he's just waiting for some beach bimbo to latch onto that arm? And what is with that buck-toothed stare into the distance? I have no idea.
No down payment, easy financing, and low miles! I'm pretty sure this is also the orange jumpsuit model. Does anyone else think so? It's hard to tell without a good shot of that hair.
And here we have apparel for the pistachio mafia. What is that chick behind them even there for? To add another "don't even think about it" glare to the photo?
What was so bad about buttoning your shirt? I'm seeing a trend here.
Oh wait. Nevermind.
Last but not least, I guess matching outfits were all the rage.
I'm pretty sure this is the same belt Billy was wearing.
And this is where I notice these only come as a set, whereas the hideous green covers for the toilet can be purchased in separates. I guess if a single girl wanted that shirt, she was going to have to find a man to give the other one too.
Unless he found her first, haha. Good Lord, this could so double as a romance cover :-p
True love right here. Matching swimwear. Seriously, you can't make this kind of thing up. These swimsuits are probably covering up matching tattoos. Now that's commitment!
Now for some more fun... I think YOU GUYS should caption this one: