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  1. Benzadmiral replied to the thread Old gas stations.

    I seem to recall the Sinclair stations in Colorado had the dino logo. When I lived there (1997-2001), I bought most of my fuel at...

    Dec 12, 2017 at 8:31 PM
  2. Benzadmiral replied to the thread Did men use talc for shaving?.

    I've read elsewhere that some talc was tinted, so it didn't appear quite so white against the skin. (This morning I tried it myself...

    Dec 12, 2017 at 8:13 PM
  3. Benzadmiral replied to the thread Films and shows that COULD NEVER Be Made Today!.

    If someone were to do The Man from U.N.C.L.E. today -- perhaps not as a period piece like the 2015 film -- it would wind up being...

    Dec 12, 2017 at 8:08 PM
  4. Benzadmiral replied to the thread What Are You Reading.

    I disagree a little about Herman Wouk; I think Caine Mutiny and Youngblood Hawke will stand the test of time. About the...

    Dec 12, 2017 at 5:40 PM
  5. Benzadmiral posted a new thread.

    Did men use talc for shaving?

    I ask because in an early Ellery Queen short story from the Thirties, "The African Traveler," the issue comes up as a clue. A corpse is...

    Forum: The Golden Era

    Dec 12, 2017 at 5:22 PM
  6. Benzadmiral replied to the thread What was the last TV show you watched?.

    Another Fugitive from 1963: "Terror at High Point." Despite the melodramatic title, this is a solid drama. Kimble is working as a...

    Dec 11, 2017 at 1:56 PM
  7. Benzadmiral replied to the thread New Glycine Dress Watch (Rose gold & steel, black face).

    Bump: On eBay now with reduced price, but I'll honor that price here:...

    Dec 11, 2017 at 1:45 PM
  8. Benzadmiral replied to the thread Old gas stations.

    That looks like a New Orleans shotgun house!

    Dec 8, 2017 at 9:11 PM
  9. Benzadmiral replied to the thread New Glycine Dress Watch (Rose gold & steel, black face).

    On eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Glycine-Mens-Dress-Watch-Rose-Gold-Bezel-Date-Lizard-Strap/292363239762

    Dec 8, 2017 at 6:20 PM
  10. Benzadmiral attached a file to the thread What Hat Are You Wearing Today?.

    Dreary and cold with rain, so I took out the Art Fawcett VS "Tucker" today: [ATTACH] [ATTACH] It originally was a a center dent, but...

    VS_Tucker_02.jpg VS_Tucker_01.jpg Dec 8, 2017 at 5:55 PM
  11. Benzadmiral replied to the thread New Glycine Dress Watch (Rose gold & steel, black face).

    Bump

    Dec 8, 2017 at 1:31 PM
  12. Benzadmiral replied to the thread What was the last TV show you watched?.

    The pilot episode of Get Smart from 1965. Written by Buck Henry and Mel Brooks, it introduced Maxwell Smart, Fang, and the Chief, shows...

    Dec 7, 2017 at 2:38 PM
  13. Benzadmiral replied to the thread The Non Shorpy Web All Stars..

    The car looks like my memory of my dad's '47 Cadillac fastback. The grille, anyway.

    Dec 7, 2017 at 2:33 PM
  14. Benzadmiral replied to the thread Wearing hats: Then vs. now.

    Back then, too, if your hat got seriously out of shape, you took it to a hat shop and had it cleaned, or reblocked and steamed back to...

    Dec 7, 2017 at 2:30 PM
  15. Benzadmiral replied to the thread What Are You Reading.

    Finishing Terry Pratchett's Monstrous Regiment, one of his Discworld stories, which appears to be a version of a Shakespearean comedy...

    Dec 7, 2017 at 2:04 PM