Thursday, April 30, 2009

Slots and Rings

Two great tastes that taste great together...

Friday, April 24, 2009

Spring Cleaning

Due to the current econoclysm, we are reducing our storage space. In this effort, we are posting various items which must be cleared out. They never made the grade for a post of their own, so they must now share cyberspace in one gloriously useless entry.

One of those 'stare-at-it-for-a-long-time-and-close-your-eyes-and-see-the-negative' deals. (click to enlarge, then consume the illusion.)

We assume that this may have been a production still taken for continuity, but it may be from a wax museum. Either way, it sickens a refined sensibility, does it not?

It all seems to be going well, but sometimes a trip can go horribly awry.

Rickles seems to be hitting big on the scene at the moment, so we thought we'd ride that wave a bit.

Miss January 1965, Sally Duberson. We discovered this centerfold and recognized it from a pop-art painting by the great Mel Ramos.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Perhaps some of you have been enjoying the recent contributions by American National Standard to our rich historical photographic heritage. This non-profit cultural thinktank, operating under radar, was spearheaded by Ed Porter, archivist to America's forgotten landscape. Porter has heretofore been a phantom, pushing buttons and programming our thoughts from the shadowy seclusion of his Dundalk, Maryland warehouse headquarters. Now that some of his research is coming to light, we begin to see how it all began. In a recently unpublished interview by an OMR staffer, held in a secret location, Porter disclosed the name of his mentor and spiritual guide; it is none other than Neal Douglass. We at OMR are pleased to present our picks from the archive of this seminal figure in the art of the mundane. (click photos to enlarge)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

To Be Frank

In 1953, Ciba Pharmaceutical Products, Inc. showcased the illustrative talents of Dr. Frank H. Netter in a handsome volume that would add education and entertainment to any library or coffee table. We will present more of these masterful renderings in future posts, strictly for the illumination of yet another interesting aspect of our wondrous world. (click image for larger view)