“No White Shoes After Labor Day…!”

So said Beverly Sutphin – actress Kathleen Turner – in John Waters’ 1994 comedy/satire “Serial Mom”. The lady perpetrating the fashion faux-pas is played by Patty Hearst.  (If you don’t know who Patty Hearst is and what happened in 1974 – just do an internet search for “Patty Hearst SLA” and you’ll get the gist.) …

The Story Behind Gay Bob, the World’s First Out-And-Proud Doll

Enraged consumers complained that a toy with a homosexual backstory would lead to other ”disgusting” dolls like “Priscilla the Prostitute” and “Danny the Dope Pusher” Esquire awarded Gay Bob its “Dubious Achievement Award.” And anti-gay organizations across the United States blustered. He debuted in the ’70s, to both acclaim and outrage. atlasobscura.com: The Story Behind …

What About Cows?

Growing up in rural Pennsylvania among the woods and farmland, we had some experience with this bovine because of the neighboring dairy farm.   Out of the barn at the same time every morning, and back to the barn at the same time late afternoon.       The cows were creatures of routine, traveling …