I love all things retro; clothes and home decor and movies and book. I love it all. And it has inspired a new blog feature that I hope will become a regular feature: Retro Roundup!
For Retro Roundup, I'll be sharing my favorite retro books, my favorite old movies, videos and links.
1. Gastroanomalies: Questionable Creations From The Golden Age of American Cookery by James Lileks -
This coffee-table book (assuming you don't want pretty things to look at on your coffee table and instead want to make your guests gag a little bit while they're visiting you) is hilarious. I laughed through the whole book, except for during the moments when I was reading about Squirrel Pie and I felt a bit queasy. I also found the Grass Aspic a little gag-worthy. Yeah, that's right, gelatin and grass. What could go wrong?
Apparently I've been living the wrong way all this time. I've been thinking of my backyard as simply a yard, when I should have been thinking of it as a grocery store. I've been living a high-falutin life where I buy chicken and lettuce from the store when I could have been eating squirrels and grass. I hope you'll forgive me for being such an elitist snob.
2. My Mom sent me this 50 page slideshow of what life was like 50 years ago and I loved it!
This is one of my favorite old movies! Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz star as a newlywed couple on a cross country trip in a 40-foot trailer.
Here's one of my favorite scenes from the movie:
I can't decide what's more entertaining, the bad special effects or how awkward their conversation becomes when they're terrified.
4. I can't stop watching this video in which someone took dance routines from old musicals and set it to the tune of Uptown Funk.
Sofie can't get enough of it either. She likes to watch the video and try to dance like she's in an old musical. Here's Sofie giving it all she's got (ignore the 6,000 toys you see in the background) :
Happy Retro Monday, dear readers!