Xeni Jardin at 7:29 pm Thu, Apr 19, 2012
ADVERTISE AT BOING BOING!
I would totally buy this right now. "Includes one pickle and one tomato (pillowcases)." A vintage ad from 1970, in MewDeep's excellent Flickr stream. (via the Boing Boing Flickr Pool)
I’m mortified that I didn’t have these when I was 12. I did have these Vera sheets in blue, though.
Yeah, I always wanted Vera on my sheets too, but she wouldn’t give me the time of day…
Add your own condiments!
A crazy, screaming old man told me that it’s a trap set by giants. Should I heed his word?
I want these sheets on a racecar bed for the cognitive dissonance it would cause during sleepovers.
Not sure how it’s 50% polyester and 50% percale. Percale isn’t a fabric, it’s a style of weaving used to make fabrics. Ergo it could be 50% polyester and 50% percale made up of 100% polyester.
Actually percale is plain-weave with a thread-count over 200 per inch, lower-count fabric being known as muslin.
Perhaps style wasn’t the best word. It’s a fine weave, but it still doesn’t specify the original materials that make up the blend.
You sleep in a sandwich
Depends on the other two people…
I always thought the only “pow colors” were olive drab and beige.
Cool sheets! But for the 70s, I’ll stick with these:
Love the copywriting: “They’re great.”
Well, they are. (as read in an ultra-neutral voice)
I really didn’t like the 70s. All sorts of cool stuff was happening — the beginnings of D&D and other nerdly classics — but pop culture was full of dreadful kitsch like this.
You’re the meat!
I’d like one bed sandwich please, with extra sex. What? I have to get the sex myself? Whatever, I’ll just have these chair chips then.
Dammit, I went and grabbed my wallet before scrolling down far enough to see 1970.
You’ve buttered your bread, now lie in it.
Mmm, static electricity.
I’m supposedly a mature adult, but part of me would also totally buy this right now.
Also, look at the prices! You could probably expect to pay about the same now for a cheap cotton/poly novelty sheet set. These were pretty expensive for 1970.
I assumed that bed linen was a rare commodity in 1970′s America; otherwise the price certainly seems a little steep.
I can’t decide whether to go with a line about crusty sheets, or pulled pork…
Alan’s psychedelic breakfast, in bed.
Pink Floyd FTW!
There’s also these modern re-makes by an Australian company.
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