Sunday, August 31, 2014

Riders Top Bombers For Sixth Successive Victory

At Regina, Saskatchewan:

Anthony Allen scored the game-winning touchdown with 28 seconds remaining on Sunday as the Saskatchewan Roughriders (7-2) pulled out a 35-30 victory over the visiting Winnipeg Blue Bombers (6-4) in Canadian Football League action.

The victory was the 'Riders' sixth straight.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Timbers Break Open Cascadia Cup Clash In Second Half, Bury Caps

At Vancouver, British Columbia:

Alvas Powell (51'), Maximiliano Urruti (75'), and Rodney Wallace (79') each delivered a goal on Saturday night as the Portland Timbers climbed up to the fifth and final Major League Soccer Western Conference playoff berth with a 3-0 Cascadia Cup road win over the Vancouver Whitecaps.

The Timbers will host the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday, September 7 at 12:00 Noon, Pacific Time (ESPN 2, with coverage starting at 11:45 AM).

Beavers Overcome Halftime Deficit To Top Vikes In Season Opener

At Corvallis, Oregon:

In the college football regular-season opener for both schools, quarterback Sean Mannion threw for 328 yards and a touchdown while running for another while Garrett Owens kicked five field goals as the Oregon State Beavers overcame a 14-13 halftime deficit to defeat the visiting Portland State Vikings (FCS) 29-14 on Saturday.

Ducks Blow Out Coyotes To Start Season

At Eugene, Oregon:

In the college football regular-season opener for both schools, quarterback Marcus Mariota threw for 267 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score before sitting out the second half as the Oregon Ducks (#3 in the Associated Press poll, #4 in the USA Today/Coaches rankings) smothered the visiting South Dakota Coyotes from the Football Championship Subdivision 62-13 on Saturday night.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Colgate Tooth Powder

With Chlorophyll?!

1952 magazine ad.


Here's the cover of the June, 1944 issue of Movie Life magazine with Hedy Lamarr.

Still More Connie

Here's a lobby card for the 1937 Hal Roach Studios-produced and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer-released comedy classic "Topper," starring Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, and Roland Young in the title role of the befuddled Cosmo Topper.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

More Connie

Here's the cover of the February, 1936 issue of Hollywood magazine with Constance Bennett on the cover.

Here's Rita!

Here's an old advertisement for Max Factor cosmetics as seen in the October 11, 1943 issue of Life magazine, featuring Rita Hayworth, who was at the time starring in the Columbia picture "Cover Girl" with Gene Kelly and Jinx Falkenburg, amongst others.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Preseason Polls: Ducks #3 In Coaches' Poll, #4 In AP Rankings; Beavers Get Some Support

The Oregon Ducks ranked third in the Associated Press (media) preseason college football poll (with one first-place vote), fourth in the USA Today/Coaches poll (also with one first-place vote; Florida State and Alabama are ranked #1 and #2 in both polls; Oklahoma ranked third in the Coaches' poll, fourth in the AP rankings). 

The Oregon State Beavers received support in both rankings.  They would be ranked tied for 41st place in the AP poll, tied for 46th in the Coaches' rankings.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Obafemi Martins Helps Sounders Sink Timbers In Cascadia Cup Clash In Portland

At Portland, Oregon:

Obafemi Martins scored twice (18', 76') and assisted on Clint Dempsey's goal in the 34th minute on Sunday as the Seattle Sounders regained the lead in Major League Soccer's Supporters Shield race with a 4-2 Cascadia Cup road win over the Portland Timbers.

With the defeat, the Timbers blew another chance to move into the Western Conference's playoff spots.

Portland will visit the Vancouver Whitecaps in another Cascadia Cup contest this coming Saturday at 7:30 PM Pacific Time (Timbers Television Network).

Despite Losing Starting QB, Riders Still Top Lions In Vancouver For Fifth Straight Win

At Vancouver, British Columbia:

Despite losing starting quarterback Darian Durant at halftime to an injury, the Saskatchewan Roughriders (6-2), with backup quarterback Tino Sunseri completing eight of 13 passes for 86 yards and a touchdown, defeated the British Columbia Lions (5-4) 20-16 in Sunday Canadian Football League action for their fifth straight victory.

Saturday, August 23, 2014


At Cleveland:

In front of 18,404 fans at Quicken Loans Arena, quarterback---and game Most Valuable Player---Nick Davila completed 19 of 24 passes for 237 yards and eight touchdowns on Saturday night as the Arizona Rattlers manhandled the top-seeded Cleveland Gladiators 72-32 to win ArenaBowl XVII and their third consecutive Arena Football League championship.

It was the Rattlers' fifth AFL title overall and the most lopsided match in ArenaBowl history.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Time To Re-Tire, Again, Fisk Boy

Here's a 1951 Saturday Evening Post ad for Fisk Tires, which had been purchased some 11 years earlier by the United States Rubber Company.

That's a good-size tire the Fisk Boy has in his possession.

Time To Re-Tire

1925 magazine ad for Fisk Tires, including the legendary Fisk Boy.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

So, That's How It All Began

Here's a 1951 magazine advertisement for Post Sugar Crisp cereal, which had just gone on the market.  This ad features the Three Sugar Bears, Handy, Dandy, and Candy.  By the early 1960s, they would be replaced as spokesmen for the cereal by some pimp-smooth sweater-wearing character came across as a combo of Bing Crosby and Dean Martin.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Timbers Cruise To Easy CCL Win In Guyana

At Providence, Guyana:

Steve Zakuani (18'), Maximiliano Uttuti (34'), Fanendo Adi (66'), and Alvas Powell (83') each scored once on Tuesday as the Portland Timbers opened up CONCACAF Champions League Group Five play with a 4-1 road domination of Alpha United FC.

The Timbers' next match is a Major League Soccer Cascadia Cup clash at home against the Seattle Sounders (2:00 PM Pacific Time, ESPN 2).

Portland's next CCL contest is on September 16 at home against CD Olimpia of Honduras at 7:00 PM Pacific Time.

Step Down!

Here's a two-page magazine ad for the 1948 Hudson, which introduced the Detroit-based automaker's step-down design.

Johnny Finger

Oh, good grief.

Don Pardo, Longtime "SNL" Announcer, R.I.P.

Don Pardo, the longtime announcer on NBC Television's Saturday Night Live, passed away on Monday at Tucson, Arizona at age 96.

From the show's beginning in 1975 through 37 of the show's first 38 seasons (missing only 1981-82, the show's seventh), Mr. Pardo introduced cast members who would eventually become stars, such as Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Eddie Murphy, and Tina Fay, amongst others.

The Massachusetts-born son of Polish immigrants, Don was a longtime staff announcer at NBC (he joined NBC Radio in 1944), having announced the original (Bill Cullen-hosted) version of The Price Is Right and the original (Art Fleming-hosted) version of Jeopardy.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Riders Hold Off Alouettes For Fourth Straight Win

At Regina, Saskatchewan:

Quarterback Darian Durant completed 19 of 30 passes for 220 yards and a touchdown while John Chick forced a fumble and registered his 10th, 11th, and 12th sacks of the season as the Saskatchewan Roughriders defeated the visiting Montreal Alouettes 16-11 in Saturday Canadian Football League action.

Liam Ridgewell's Equalizer Carries Timbers To Road Draw With Revs

At Foxborough, Massachusetts:

Liam Ridgewell's equalizer in the 65th minute, his first MLS goal, enabled the Portland Timbers to gain a 1-1 Saturday night Major League Soccer road draw with the New England Revolution.  Charlie Davies scored for the Revs in the 27th minute.

The Timbers' next match is this coming Tuesday as they begin CONCACAF Champions League (Group Five) action in Georgetown, Guyana against Alpha United FC at 5:00 PM Pacific Time (FOX Soccer Plus).

Portland's next MLS contest is Cascadia Cup clash at home against the Seattle Sounders at 2:00 PM Pacific Time (ESPN 2).

Friday, August 15, 2014

And Now For Something Totally Different

Here's a 1936 magazine ad for the Mutual Broadcasting System.  This was shortly before they added the West Coast-based Don Lee stations to their affiliate lineup.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


1952 magazine advertisement for Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix.
What? No buckwheats!

Bogie and Betty: Together Again

Lauren Bacall, the actress whose provocative glamour elevated her to stardom in Hollywood's Golden Age, passed away at age 89 in New York City on Tuesday.

Miss Bacall, widow of fellow screen legend Humphrey Bogart, was nicknamed Betty by her friends.

In fact, in 1944, Lauren, in her first movie, "To Have And Have Not," based on the Ernest Hemingway novel, played opposite Mr. Bogart, who became her lover on the set and later her husband.

Lauren's passing was confirmed by her's and Bogie's son Stephen Bogart.

"Betty" won Tony Awards for her performances in "Applause" (1970) and "Woman of the Year" (1981)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Trying To Play A Harp That Has One String?

That's sorta like playing the accordion with only one hand.

Another 1945 magazine ad for Pabst Blue Ribbon beer.

Remember, boys and girls, the Pabst Brewing Company of Milwaukee invites to tune into CBS Radio each Saturday night at 8:00 PM Eastern War Time for Danny Kaye along with Harry James and his Music Makers!

Pabst Blue Ribbon - Vintage 

Play Tennis With One String On The Racket?

Hey, that's like walking in the snow wearing only one shoe and one sock!

1945 magazine ad for Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer. 

Hey, It's Toasted!

1929 magazine ad for Lucky Strike cigarettes with famed composer George Gershwin. 

Remember This?

Here's a piece of promotional literature for the 1961 syndicated television animated cartoon series, Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse. 

Yes, Folks, RCA Built TV Sets!

1955 magazine ad for not one, but two, RCA television sets.

Here's A Blast From The Past!

Here's a 1945 magazine ad for DuMont television sets with Betty Hutton. 

No More Na-Nu Na-Nus: Robin Williams, Actor-Comedian, R.I.P.

Robin Williams, the improvisational comedian and actor best remembered for his television portrayal of the alien from outer space Mork from Ork in the 1978-82 ABC Network sitcom Mork and Mindy, before moving on to such major motion pictures as "Good Morning Vietnam," "The Dead Poets Society," "Good Will Hunting (for which he won an Academy Award)," and "Mrs. Doubtfire," passed away on Monday at his San Francisco area home.

Medical examiners determined that Mr. Williams committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Don't Forget To Eat Your Huskies!

Here's a 1930s advertisement for Huskies cereal, done in comic-strip form, featuring comedian Joe Penner.


Here's Another Hot Ralston Mag Ad!

Here's a 1952 magazine advertisement for both Regular and Instant Hot Ralston Cereal. 

Here's A Blast From The Past

1931 magazine ad for hot Ralston cereal. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

AFL Playoffs: It's Rattlers Vs. Gladiators For The Marbles In Cleveland

The semifinal round of the Arena Football League playoffs took place with both conference championship games played on Sunday.

At Cleveland:

Quarterback Shane Austin threw for seven touchdowns as the Cleveland Gladiators defeated the visiting Orlando Predators 56-46 to win their first ever American Conference title.

At Phoenix, Arizona:

The Arizona Rattlers, who are the two-time defending ArenaBowl champions, won their fourth consecutive National Conference title with a 72-56 home win over the San Jose Sabercats.

The Rattlers and Gladiators will face off in ArenaBowl XXVII at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday, August 23 at 5:00 Pacific Time over ESPN.

Timbers Blank Goats For Second Time This Year

At Portland, Oregon:

Diego Valeri (10') and Rodney Wallace (39') delivered the goals while Donovan Ricketts collected only his (and the team's) second shutout of the season on Saturday night as the Portland Timbers blanked visiting Chivas USA 2-0 in Major League Soccer action, marking their third win in their last four MLS starts.

The Timbers finished an undefeated league campaign against the goats with two wins (both shutouts) and one draw.

Portland will travel to Foxborough, Massachusetts for a league battle against the New England Revolution next Saturday at 4:30 PM Pacific Time (Timbers Television Network over the air).

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Only 1500 Of These Were Built

Here's a look at a 1957 Rambler Rebel.  All 1500 of these cars were four-door hardtops and had the same color scheme.  The Rebel had the same overhead valve V-8 engine (327 cubic inches, 255 horsepower) as that year's Nash Ambassador and Hudson Hornet. 

Drive A '55 Hudson Hornet Today

Magazine for the 1955 Hudson Hornet.  By this time, Hudson, which had been a standalone independent automobile company, was a division of American Motors and that the Hudson Hornets and Wasps were now being made in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  They were, in effect, badge-engineered Nashes, or "Hashes."

1955 Hudson Hornet 

Friday, August 08, 2014

AFL Conference Championship Games On Tap

Both Arena Football League conference championship games are set for this coming Sunday.

The Orlando Predators will visiting the Cleveland Gladiators in the American Conference Championship Game at 12:00 Noon Pacific Time (CBS Sports Network).

Over in the National Conference, the San Jose SaberCats will travel to Phoenix to face the defending ArenaBowl champions Arizona Rattlers for that conference's championship at 5:00 PM Pacific Time (ESPN 2).

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Late Heroics Carry Riders To Victory Over Blue Bombers In Winnipeg

At Winnipeg, Manitoba:

Terrell Maze ran back an interception for a touchdown with 2:16 remaining on Thursday night as the Saskatchewan Roughriders (4-2) upended the home-standing Winnipeg Blue Bombers (5-2) 23-17 in Canadian Football League action.

Doesn't That Look Yummy On A Warm Summer Day?

1952 magazine ad for Dairy Queen.

Here's Something Totally Different!

Magazine ad for the 1952 Aero Willys as after an absence of a decade, Willys-Overland returned to building passenger cars.

Time For An Old Magazine Ad

1937 magazine advertisement for Nucoa Margerine.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Landon Donovan Carries MLS All-Stars Past Bayern Munich; Named Game MVP

At Portland, Oregon:

Bradley Wright-Phillips from the New York Red Bulls (51') and the Los Angeles Galaxy's Landon Donovan (70'; he was named the game's Most Valuable Player) provided the second-half scoring as the MLS All-Stars came from behind and knocked off Bayern Munich 2-1 in Wednesday's Major League Soccer All-Star Game, played in front of 21,733 fans at Portland's Providence Park.  Robert Lewandowski scored for the reigning German Bundesliga champs in the eighth minute.

Brusha Brusha Brusha!

1954 magazine ad for Ipana Toothpaste with Garry Moore. 

Here's An Old Magazine Ad

Here's an old magazine ad for Anacin. 

Monday, August 04, 2014

Drive The Henry J Today!

Here's a  magazine ad for the 1951 Henry J.

What's On KTLA?

Here's the programming schedule for KTLA television in Los Angeles.

For the week of September 20-26, 1948, that is.

Remember This?

1938 magazine ad for Feen-a-Mint, which was a chewing gum laxative.

Here's A Good One

Here's a magazine ad for the 1958 Rambler.

It's Bonds Or Bondage, Eh?

And, of course, during the Second World War, citizens are urged to buy as many war bonds and stamps as often and as much as possible. 

Here's Another World War II Propaganda Poster

Here's another World War II-era poster reminding us mundanes to not discuss troop movements, weapons or anything us that any potential enemy spy might overhear. 

Love That Old Logo

Here's an old magazine ad from around 1941 for Pepsi-Cola. 

You Didn't Think There Was A Day That Canada Day Bottled Soft Drinks Other Than Ginger Ale, Didn't You?

1950 magazine ad for various Canada Dry beverages. 

Evolution Of A Bottle

Here a look at the changing Coca-Cola bottle. 

Those Were The Days

1939 magazine ad for Hires Root Beer, made with real root juices. 

More Music!

Recorded on August 31, 1931, here's Don Vorhees and his Orchestra with "I Found A Million Dollar Baby."


Time For Music With The Old Maestro And All The Lads! Yowzah!!

Recorded on April 15, 1930, here's Ben Bernie and his Orchestra with "Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight."


Here's a poster for Walt Disney's first animated feature, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." 


Here's a theatrical poster for the 1932 RKO-Pathe picture "What Price Hollywood," which starred Constance Bennett and Lowell Sherman. 

Sunday, August 03, 2014

AFL Playoffs: Predators, Rattlers Advance To Conference Title Games

The opening round of the Arena Football League Playoffs concluded with two games contested on Sunday.

American Conference:

At Orlando, Florida:

The Orlando Predators outlasted the visiting Pittsburgh Power 56-48 to advance to the American Conference championship game.

National Conference:

At Phoenix, Arizona:

Defensive back Marquis Floyd's game-saving interception with 5.4 seconds remaining helped preserve the Arizona Rattlers' 53-48 National Conference semifinal victory over the visiting Portland Thunder.  It was the Rattlers' fourth victory over the Thunder this season.

Next weekend, the Orlando Predators will visit the Cleveland Gladiators in the American Conference title game while the Arizona Rattlers host the San Jose SaberCats in the National Conference title game.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

AFL Playoffs: Gladiators, SaberCats Advance To Conference Title Games

The 2014 Arena Football League Playoffs commenced on Saturday with two games.

American Conference:

At Cleveland:

Aaron Pettrey kicked the game-winning field goal from 36 yards as time expired as the Cleveland Gladiators defeated the visiting Philadelphia Soul 39-37 in their American Conference semifinal game.

National Conference:

The San Jose SaberCats dominated the visiting Spokane Shock 55-28 in a National Conference semifinal contest.

Timbers Fall To Galaxy On Road

At Carson, California:

Robbie Keane scored twice (73', PK-85') as the Los Angeles Galaxy came from behind then overcame the visiting Portland Timbers 3-1 in Saturday Major League Soccer action.

The Timbers' next game will be at home next Saturday night against Chivas USA at 7:30 PM Pacific Time and will be televised over the air on the Timbers' television network (KPTV, Portland, amongst others).

Riders Dominate Inaugural Encounter With RedBlacks In Ottawa

At Ottawa:

Will Ford ran for 61 yards and a pair of touchdowns on Saturday as the Saskatchewan Roughriders (3-2) defeated the home-standing expansion Ottawa Rough Riders----I mean---Renegades----I mean REDBLACKS (1-4) 38-14 in the first Canadian Football League meeting between the two teams.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Shut Up!

During World War II, it was not only bad enough that no new cars, appliances, or electronics were manufactured (and many repairmen were in the service at the time), and that many staples such as sugar, butter, and gasoline were rationed, you were being advised to basically keep your mouth closed for fear that somebody who might be an enemy agent might overhear you.

Tine In To Old Time Music

Here's an advertisement for New York City radio station WOV as shown in the October 25, 1945 issue of Broadcasting magazine.

That station is now owned by Univision with the call letters WADO (the call letters were changed in 1959) and it currently carries a Spanish-language news and talk format.