Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Mettoy Computacar

... or maybe something from Speedracer
Looks like a 'Vette


Even the crossed flags...
Computacar, Mettoy, England, 1970's

Before USB sticks you had floppy discs... and before those, well hmmm, punch cards. This is the technology at its best in the 1970'ies. Slide one of these cards in the underside of your futuristic racer and it will follow the instructions printed. About 40 years before Google started planning a car that drives on its own...


Monday, June 15, 2015

Ceci n'est pas une pipe...

Blow, and my hat will rise...
Smoking is fun for your health...


Clown pipe, ?, Portugal, 1960's


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Asjemenou ?

 
Loeki the lion, Delacoste, 1977, France

Loeki the Lion was an animated puppet who appeared on Dutch public television from 1972 to 2004. He appeared in sketches that often lacked dialogue and was noted for his clumsiness and his catchphrase, "Asjemenou"... We got to know him in Belgium because he was ending the commercials...