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johnny dollar's vault

retro pop culture and various local observations and ramblings.

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Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
johnny dollar's vault resides in the basement of stately dollar maisonTM, amongst the wine cellar, tiki bar, and finicky electrical panel. from time to time i will unearth various artifacts from either there or from the random crevices of my mind.

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NOTE: this blog will NOT deal with any recent pop culture (i.e. since about 1990) or topical issues, so if you're looking for discussion about britney baracko jacko flacco, look elsewhere, lol

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

mr. ray, dream weaver

if you were around the dc / baltimore area in the 1980s, no matter who you were, you knew about mr. ray's hair weave. these commercials were proto-viral and almost charming in their nonexistant production values. but the best part was the announcer and his obviously regional accent.

i was thrilled that this clip showed up on youtube ~ the next no-budget commercial i need to find is joe jacoby for theatrevision. that would make both me and thighmaster very happie.

for more mr. ray goodness, peep dis song and lyrics by the junkyard saints.


Blogger Sir Poo-a-lot said...

Haha! That was awesome!

3:43 PM  
Blogger fuquinay said...

Yep, I'm old enough to know Mr. Ray. How about Cookies? "Make me look good!"

4:30 PM  
Blogger johnny dollar said...

poo: glad you liked! it's a classic!

d.f.b: hm... dunno 'bout the cookies... was that a baltimore thing? i was in dc area at the time...

8:41 AM  
Blogger tfg said...

Let's not forget Capt. Chesapeake.

10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooh...and Mondy the Sea Monster!!

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops. Above comment was mine.

~Ang Hang

5:03 PM  
Blogger Malnurtured Snay said...

I wonder if that place is still around!

4:01 PM  
Blogger johnny dollar said...

hey tfg and anghang, i grew up with captain 20 in the dc area, but they seem to have sprung from the same dna. my wife remembers captain chesapeake, perhaps i should write an expose and in the process educate myself as well.

snay: that would be interesting to find out, i know having driven georgia avanue alot in the 90's that i never saw anything at least that caught my eye... and mr. ray's would definitely do that...

11:43 AM  

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