Vintage Pin Up: If At First


The Mighty Mighty MailBag

behindCalling all Muscleheaded Blog fans —

I can actually see
the bottom—

— of the mailbag,
that is.

So, if you’ve got submissions
backed up on your hard drive
that you’ve been just itching
to send in —

— well, now’s as good
a time as any.

(And you might consider
putting somehello
hydrocortisone creme
on that itch
while you’re at it….. )

Send us just about anything.

We’re putting out the call, man.

We ain’t picky,
as you already know.


Today’s mix is a bit like
my Aunt Sarah’s stew —

You throw whatever you
have left over ohyeah
in the refrigerator,
the produce cabinet,
and the can pantry at
the end of the week
into a big ole pot, and
then let it boil over.

Then, just skim off
the scum and

that didn’t come out right.

But then, neither does my
Aunt Sarah’s stew, usually.

I guess our post today
does have a kinda general
theme, though —

the telephone.

It’s really fun to see
how telephone use
has evolved over the years.

Ok, so ‘evolved’
isn’t exactly cant
the right word…..

‘Devolved’, maybe.

Cause today,
I think people
use telephones
for everything
BUT talking.

Not only do you
no longer have to
imagine what the
hottie at the other end
of the line is wearing
right now–

—  but you can get solines
up close and personal
that it just boggles
the mind, boy.

And I can’t believe that
I actually sound like
I’m complaining
about it, either.

Man, I’m think
I’m being driven
slowly mad,

mad I tell you.

!!!! HOY !!!!!!


Call Me

nice” Cover me
with kisses, baby
Cover me
with love
Roll me
in designer sheets
I’ll never get enough
Emotions come,
I don’t know why
Cover up love’s alibi

Call me (call me)
on the line

Call me,
call me any, anytime

Call me (call me)
oh love absent

When you’re ready
we can share the wine 

Call me “

I guess it’s easy to forget
how much
of a great leap
forward society
made in the
late 1800’s,
with the invention
of the telephone.

How revolutionary,baby

how cutting edge —

how life-changing

that little boxbusiness
turned out to be.

Inventors had been
working on it for
at least half a century
before they could
get it to work —

but, helo
boy howdy,
once they did–

the world
got much,
almost overnight.

We take
the whole thing
quite for granted
these days….

and with the coming
of mobile phones
in the 1980’s,lonesome

and the
more miniature
cellular phones
in the 1990’s —

— even more so.

Now, you hardly
see a person
walking down
the street that
isn’t busy
talking on one.

I’ve always kinda
disliked them,
preferring the
privacy and simplicity
of the hard-wired type —

I’m not sure
it doesn’t havegirl
something to do
with people
thinking I’m
talking to myself
when I use
the digital devices….

— or maybe it’s
just because
of how irritating
it is to have
the damn thing
go off in
your pocket
when you’re
in the middle
of something.


Or that you don’t seem
to be able
to get away
from the
damned things
once you get one.

Everybody expects
that you
will be at their
beck and call
as soon as
they find out
your number.

they do have
their conveniences.

Ever try to send
or receive
a dirty picture
with a rotary phone?


so call me a pervert,
I don’t care.

getting back to the
telephone in general,

I guess
it wouldn’t hurt
to look back at
how important
the phone was
to our predecessors —

— using that who
magical window
into recent history —

— the picture postcard.


on the
Muscleheaded Blog?

What a surprise,

HOY !!!!!!!!!!