Archive for August, 2012

Lee Trevino’s Sled

Posted in Automobiles on August 31, 2012 by RickNews

Hey, if the ’73 Dodge Monaco was good enough for golfer Lee Trevino, surely it was good enough for the likes of you.

With a front end that looked like it ate pedestrians for breakfast and maimed ’em for lunch, this Dodge even had an Electronic Ignition System that would start the car in all types of, um, weather.

Chevy may have had the Monte Carlo, but Dodge had the Monaco. It’s the entire principality, right?

This Isn’t Sexist At All

Posted in General Interest on August 30, 2012 by RickNews

This beauty from 1970 could possibly be the most offensive, sexist form of advertising ever published.

You’ve come a long way, baby…

“Though she was a tiger lady, our hero didn’t have to fire a shot to floor her. After one look at his Mr. Leggs slacks, she was ready to have him walk all over her. That noble styling sure soothes the savage heart! If you’d like your own doll-to-doll carpeting, hunt up a pair of these he-man Mr. Leggs slacks. Such as our new automatic wash wear blend of 65% “Dacron®” and 35% rayon–incomparably wrinkle-resistant. About $12.95 at plush-carpeted stores.”

How to Use a Tic Tac Box

Posted in General Interest on August 29, 2012 by RickNews

We’ve been using the ubiquitous Tic Tac box the wrong way for years. Here’s the correct way:


A $290 Paper Bag

Posted in General Interest on August 28, 2012 by RickNews

Attention, poor and unwashed: click the “X” at the upper right of this window immediately.

Inside: tuna sammich, a juice box, and a wad of money.

Now that we’ve gotten THOSE kind of people out of here, have we got news for you!

Fashion designer Jil Sander has debuted the must-have accessory for fall: a gorgeous brown paper bag. At just $290, no fan of fashion would be caught dead carrying their tuna sammich in anything else.

Read all about it here.

In The ’80s…

Posted in General Interest, Music on August 27, 2012 by RickNews

People actually exercised to the “Theme from Hill Street Blues.” Here’s all the proof you need:


Still beats P90X…

Some Did, Some Didn’t

Posted in General Interest, Music on August 24, 2012 by RickNews


Johnny Cash: Yes. Pete Townshend: Yes. Jim Morrison: No. Paul McCartney: Yes. Grace Slick: Yes.

Bob Dylan: Yes. Janis Joplin: No. John Lennon: Yes. Jimi Hendrix: No. Johnny Winter: Yes.

Alvin Lee: Yes. Ray Davies: Yes. John Mayall: Yes. Mick Jagger: Yes. Elvis Presley: No.

George Harrison: Yes. Ringo Starr: Yes. Charlie Watts: Yes. Jimmy Page: Yes. Dave Crosby: Yes.

Gangstas Eat Lunchablez

Posted in General Interest, Music on August 23, 2012 by RickNews

In the ’90s, the “G-code” ruled the streetz. And Lunchables ruled yungguns’ mid-day mealz.