Photo Riffs

I don’t think I saw this pop up yet- I follow several vintage photo/ad pages, and there is some prime riffing fodder for old stills as well as old shorts. This one popped up, and my first thought was “Jim Henson’s Hipster Babies!”image

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I don’t have any examples – lost waaayyy back in the mists of time – but when I was a little kid* we got the Sears catalog and my sister and I would write captions and word/thought bubbles on the pictures. A very early form of printed riffing!

  • back in the funky Seventies, when the party didn’t ever stop
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This reminds me of an old intarwebz haunt – lileks.com (and, more specifically, the Institute of Official Cheer and its Gallery of Regrettable Food).

Hadn’t thought about them in some time. Figured it would have all petered out and disappeared ages ago. But it looks alive and well – and recently updated!

Many thanks for fishing out memories from deep freeze!

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“Hah hah hah… You’re sleeping on the couch and your brother is a better kisser”

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Tom Stewart, pants model!

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I don’t have a riff to go with this, but I was looking for old magazine ads to do riffs with and I came across this and had to share…

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Too bad their “medical specialist” was Dr. F

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Science had yet to discover the lungs

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It’s the “Team Venture Family Variety Hour”!image

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Five out of six Mikeys recommend Bausch & Lomb.

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Look, Nuveena, the beer of the future!

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They’re ready to get shot into space.

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No.

No.

Wrong.

I just found out about Pauline & Mathilde et ses corsets.

Why do there have to be photographs on the internets?

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You may as well ask why there have to be internets

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Well, sure. Was not intended to be aggressive.

It is true, though, about Pauline and Clothilde or whatever their names are. I found it strange that I’d not heard of this “phenomenon” before, which happens to have been a still photograph idea.

I didn’t think you were being aggressive. I’d never heard of these two before your post…I guess I was being glib because I don’t know how they relate to previous posts? (Unless the search result I got isn’t what you meant?) I was intending the thread to be mainly focused on riffing vintage ads, and Pauline and Mathilde seem to be contemporary models no one here had mentioned.

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That being said, despite my original idea I don’t want to tell anyone what to riff. Any photo that is okay to be publicly shared is fair game. I just didn’t get the reference without a photo, my bad.

Rosie the Riveter’s extended family.

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Poopski suits.

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