January 19th, 2012
House kitty.

House kitty.

January 7th, 2012
From LIFE photo archives: “On the evening of May 20, members of the Young Women’s Republican Club  of Milford, Conn., explored the pleasures of tobacco, poker, the strip  tease and such other masculine enjoyments as had frequently cost them  the evening companionship of husbands, sons and brothers.”    So begins  an article in the June 16, 1941 issue of LIFE chronicling the  shenanigans that erupt when a group of GOP women get together for an  old-school “smoker” (noun: an informal social gathering for men only)  for one memorable night.

From LIFE photo archives: “On the evening of May 20, members of the Young Women’s Republican Club of Milford, Conn., explored the pleasures of tobacco, poker, the strip tease and such other masculine enjoyments as had frequently cost them the evening companionship of husbands, sons and brothers.” So begins an article in the June 16, 1941 issue of LIFE chronicling the shenanigans that erupt when a group of GOP women get together for an old-school “smoker” (noun: an informal social gathering for men only) for one memorable night.

October 30th, 2011
life:

Two-Faced Kitty?
In 1963, Nina Leen photographed a cat peering into a glass, and the reverse reflection she captured made it one of LIFE’s most iconic photos.
(see more — Optical Illusions, Visual Tricks)

life:

Two-Faced Kitty?

In 1963, Nina Leen photographed a cat peering into a glass, and the reverse reflection she captured made it one of LIFE’s most iconic photos.

(see more Optical Illusions, Visual Tricks)

September 28th, 2011
Such a glamorous lady!
via LIFE
Pictured: Actress Julie Andrews clutches a Pan Am  flight bag and holds her 17-month-old daughter at Kennedy International  Airport in New York in April 1963. She is en route to Salzburg, Austria,  to film The Sound of Music.

Such a glamorous lady!

via LIFE

Pictured: Actress Julie Andrews clutches a Pan Am flight bag and holds her 17-month-old daughter at Kennedy International Airport in New York in April 1963. She is en route to Salzburg, Austria, to film The Sound of Music.

August 29th, 2011

Sommebody looks like he’s geared up for his role in a John Hughes flick.

via LIFE.

Pictured: A member of the now-defunct Wampum High team demonstrates some of the training gear the coaching staff used to improve the players’ skills, including a weighted vest, a heavy ball, work gloves, boots, and taped glasses.

August 26th, 2011

Failed Retro Inventions

Dog Restrainer

Cigarette holder à deux

Baby cage

Flying Platform

Baby transport

Via BuzzFeed

August 24th, 2011

Rock Stars and Their Parents, LIFE 1971

Richie Havens and his parents

Frank Zappa with his parents

David Crosby and his father

Grace Slick and her mother

Ogle the whole set at LIFE.

I’m gonna go ahead and tack on this one, which looks to be Stevie Nicks with her momma. Love their front two teeth:

August 23rd, 2011

Batman Break!

Ca-caw!