These Mini Brat Dolls (not to be confused with Bratz Dolls) were made by Parksmith in 1967. As depicted on the box, the "world's cutest but naughtiest miniature doll" will be bratty and stick its tongue out at you if you give it a squeeze.
I'm always happy to see a new song from The Low Darts show up on my YouTube subscription page. These teenagers pick classic songs from the 60s and 70s and make beautiful covers. The Low Darts' studio cover of The Weight by The Band, recorded in Colman's basement studio. We're based in Fairfield, CT and… READ THE REST
The opening line of dialogue in this 1965 TV commercial for Nestle Quik was, "I see automation displaces labor in your organization, too, Dr. Slump." I'm sure the little kids loved it. Kudos to the creative agency that made the commercial and for getting Nestle to sign off on it! Incidentally this commercial reportedly helped… READ THE REST
In the 1960s Harry Bentley Bradley went straight from Pratt to GM, where he worked as a designer. He moonlighted as a hot rod customizer. In 1967 he modified a stock Dodge pickup into something else entirely, dubbed the Deora. The next year, Bradley moved to California and took a job at Mattel to design… READ THE REST
If you've ever tried to make a living in the music business, you already know it's a tough racket. Producing music and getting it in front of people is hard enough, but nowadays, just making music won't cut it. Musicians have to be all-around entertainers, not just painting an aural soundscape, but crafting a visual… READ THE REST
Have you revisited a movie theater this year? While movies like Godzilla vs Kong are helping to bring the theater-going experience back, it may be a long time before the cineplex is a bustling center of activity again. That's likely because, while there's a magic to going to the movies, the quarantine has shown millions there's… READ THE REST
After all the horrible reality of the past year, you've got to try to embrace some of the little victories from this less-than-ideal period. For instance, if your kid wasn't tech-savvy before, they're probably an absolute whiz now that they've had a year of online Zoom school/IT training to make everything work. Necessity is one… READ THE REST