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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.

please visit the new and improved pig cookin' post!

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

Thursday, December 28, 2006

happidaze part 12: a few days early, but...

i wanted to wish you this before anyone else thought of it.

Monday, December 25, 2006

happidaze part 11: merry buttsmas!

enjoying some santa's butt winter porter right about now.

the british rock.
ho ho ho!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

happidaze part 10: hanukkah house

yet another raison i lurv this freakin town:

it's even got a fiddler on the roof!

and the menorah from medieval times! lol

not to mention a hanukkah elmo, snoopy, barbie, tigger, pooh.
have a happy one! please don't call it CHANukkah!

happidaze part 9: [aluminum] xmas tree ohyeah!

czech it, the shiny aluminum christmas tree is up balmer style!


crabs and natty boh!

stockings hung with care at the mantel o' midcentury exotica!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

happidaze part 8: pc for the holidays, wtf

and when i say pc, i don't mean personal computer.

so we got this email at work that we should feel free to put up some holiday decorations. last year i did nothing, as did no-one else in our office except maybe for some cards stashed somewhere. scroogie.

so i thought this year i might inject a modicum of levity and so i put up a printout of the following vintage LP:

can you bee-leeve two people in discussing it mentioned the term "sexual harassment?" that gave me a cold chill right there. do you find the image above provocative? how is it different from, say, the costume that a figure skater would wear? i fer sher was smart enough not to post this:

lol... or how about this one:

before you go busting my chops, please note that after the first person said something i quickly posted the below album scan, to, ya know, meet gender parity. hunky hawaiians... doesn't that even out disco girl?

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

happidaze part 7: star wars holiday special 1978

millenium falcon looks like ass on video

domestic wookie bliss

luckily by hiring andy rooney they saved a lot on makeup

apparently the wookie gloria steinham hasn't shown up on the planet yet

omg holographic cirque du soliel

mark "is it the 80's yet?" hamill

appears ed norton retired to work at the wookie radio shack

omg harvey korman in drag hearts meat

peep grampaw's dihann carrol virtual porn

what you talkin bout willis?

my side of the medicine cabinet has all the cocaine!

wtf reggie bar?!?

wtf jefferson starship?

3po's got mad breakin' skillz

don't eff with fett's vette

ah for the warm fuzzy days of the cold war...

nothing says "chevelle" like "glen burnie"

robot spelled teh backwards... obvs

wtf bea arthur?!?!??!

news flash... i stole joe namath's hair


*making a 'hock a loogie' sound*

the original furries

join our cult, get wookie kool aid!

it's not over til the alderaanian princess sings...

Monday, December 11, 2006

happidaze part 6: i got snow flocking idea

remember that spray stuff that you could put on the inside of your windows with optional stencils and then it would bake rock hard in the sun and then your mom would make you scrape it off? yes? no? i don't care.

annyways you can buy it here or (sorta) here. go flock yourself! hee.

Friday, December 08, 2006

happidaze part 5: ze oldt country

this is pretty cool, there is a webcam in the town near where my grandfather was born. this is probably the same place he used to gambol as shown above back in the day. in his lederhosen (but probably no fez)

p.s. he came to the u.s. in the 1920's and fought ww2 in the u.s. navy, so no omg u r teh hilter talkin umkay?

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

happie holidaze part 4: 35th annual lighting of the ORIGINAL washington monument UPDATED

come freeze yer tookis off!

the 35th annual lighting of the washington monument

thursday, december 7th 5:30 - 7 p.m.

holiday lighting festivities in mount vernon including choir performances, food vendors, strolling entertainment, celebrity appearances [including johnny dollar, har], and a fireworks finale.

the event begins at 5:30 p.m. with the monument lighting and fireworks taking place shortly before 7 p.m. entertainment will continue past 7.

big blue freudian object! must be cold... it snowed btw... score!

sayonara suckers! i got the gov gig now. thanks to you, the little people.

freakin downtown volcano! sometimes a fire spewing shaft is just a fire spewing shaft.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

happie holidaze part 3: gingerbread tie fighter

lol the rest of the images can be seen here

btw this is foreshadowing for the upcoming post... hee!