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My goal is to help my clients navigate the “residential investment property” market; make some money and have some fun in the process. This real estate market is ripe for the investor. In addition, I would like to help the home buyer and home seller. I am part of an 80,000+ agent network that spans all of North America. Being on the “inside” I can find you the “right” agent to handle your specific needs no matter where in North America you may reside. I have been in and arround the real estate market for most of my professional life and want to be your resource for making money in this market. I have been negotiating all of my life and want to negotiate great deals for you. Following is my contact information and my philosophies: Mel Kaye (Broker Associate) Keller Williams Realty Direct: PCH.MEL.KAYE (724.635.5293) Mobile: 805.300.1769 Fax: 888.371.1190 Email: Website: Skype: Mel.Kaye Lic #: 00742678 340 N. Westlake Blvd., Suite 100 Westlake Village, CA 91362

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008


This was sent to me a close friend and I just had to share with my readers. You know, I would find this funnier if I hadn’t shopped from this same catalog.

Last weekend I put an exhaust fan in the ceiling for my wife's grandfather. While my wife's brother and I were fitting the fan in between the joists, we found something under the insulation. What we found was this:

A JC Penney catalog from 1977. It's not often blog fodder just falls in my lap, but holy hell this was two solid inches of it, right there for the taking. I thumbed through it quickly and found my next dining room set, which is apparently made by adding upholstery to old barrels:
Also, I am totally getting this for my bathroom: There's plenty more home furnishings where those came from, however I'm not going to bore you with that. Instead, I'm going to bore you with something else. The clothes.

The clothes are fantastic.

Here's how to get your ass kicked in elementary school:
Just look at that belt. It's like a boob-job for your pants. He probably needed help just to lift it into place. The belt loops have to be three inches long. And way to pull them up to your armpits, grandpa.

Here's how to get your ass kicked in high school:
This kid looks like he's pretending to be David Soul, who is pretending to be a cop who is pretending to be a pimp that everyone knows is really an undercover cop. Who is pretending to be 15.

Here's how to get your ass kicked on the golf course: This "all purpose jumpsuit" is, according to the description, equally appropriate for playing golf or simply relaxing around the house. Personally, I can't see wearing this unless you happen to be relaxing around your cell in D-block. Even then, the only reason you should put this thing on is because the warden made you, and as a one-piece, it's slightly more effective as a deterrent against ass-rapery.

Here's how to get your ass kicked pretty much anywhere: If you look at that picture quickly, it looks like Mr. Bob "No-pants" Saget has his hand in the other guy's pocket. In this case, he doesn't, although you can tell just by looking at them that it's happened - or if it hasn't happened it will. Oh yes. It will. As soon as he puts down his matching coffee cup.

Here's how to get your ass kicked at the beach: He looks like he's reaching for a gun, but you know it's probably just a bottle of suntan lotion in a holster.
How to get your ass kicked in a meeting: If you wear this suit and don't sell used cars for a living, I believe you can be fined and face serious repercussions, up to and including termination. Or imprisonment, in which case you'd be forced to wear that orange jumpsuit.

How to get your ass kicked on every day up to and including St. Patrick's Day
Dear god in heaven, I don't believe that color exists in nature. There is NO excuse for wearing either of these ensembles unless you're working as a body guard for the Lucky Charms leprechaun.
In this next one, Your Search For VALUE Ends at Penneys. As does your search for chest hair.

And this -- Seriously. No words. Oh wait, it turns out that there are words after all. Those words are What. The. F*ck. I'm guessing the snap front gives you quick access to the chest hair. The little tie must be the pull tab.

Also, judging by the sheer amount of matching his/hers outfits, I'm guessing that in 1977 it was considered pretty stylish for couples to dress alike. These couples look happy, don't they?

I am especially fond of this one, which I have entitled "Cowboy Chachi Loves You Best." And nothing showcases your everlasting love more than the commitment of matching bathing suits. That, and a blond girl with a look on her face that says "I love the way your junk fights against that fabric."
Then, after the lovin', you can relax in your one-piece matching terry cloth jumpsuits: I could go on, but I'm tired, and my eyes hurt from this trip back in time. I think it's the colors. That said, I will leave you with these tasteful little numbers:

Man, that's sexy.


kasper794 said...

All I can say is OMG!!!!

Monday Morning Power said...

The sad thing is that I do remember this catalog.

Max said...



I can hardly speak...*tears of laughter*...I have never seen so many corny pictures in my life! Ok, I was born in 1977 but I swear that in my birth country (Mozambique) nobody dressed like this, nobody! Not even in Portugal!

Couples matching clothes: this reminded me of the Beckham couple - Vicky and Dave LOL so corny!

I am leaving...I can't stop laughing LOL *nodding*!


Monday Morning Power said...

Just a little glimpse into our, not so distant, past. Sometimes I think that we should totally do away with "designers" altogether.

Max said...


Not so distant past indeed! I can't believe humanity was this corny just 30 years ago! And speaking of it: I forgot to mention the toilet green coverings...shocking!!

Designers can be an obstacle to style!


vicy said...

Visiting here today..Stay happy!!

vicy said...

Hello!!Spend each day like there's no more tomorrow..Stay happy always!!God Bless!!

Chuck said...

I can just imagine the younger folk laughing their arses off. I, on the other hand, and am right there with ya. We not only had those catalogs, but we had those clothes and that furniture. It's sad. But, it's oh so true. Grrr8 post and what the *uck is right. LMAO *huggies*

Amel's Realm said...


But it reminded me of the time when I browsed through VERY old pics of myself...YUCKIEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday Morning Power said...

Staying happy is the whole concept of my site.

Come back again, except this time read something.

Monday Morning Power said...

Hey, I'm laughing my arse off and I used wear some of this stuff.....just don't tell anyone.

Monday Morning Power said...


I know what you mean, when looking at old pics of myself, I look totally ridiculous.

Mimi Lenox said...

The matching bathing suits are just too much. Why would I want to marry my sister??

Monday Morning Power said...

The whole idea of matching clothes between a a couple is ridiculous. It is cure on baby twins....sometimes.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

You mean things have changed since then?

BTW, I just typed in the word verification: it is "funogrin." Rather appropriate I'd say.

Monday Morning Power said...

You really do have to get out more.

"funogrin" is rare that the word verifications actually make any sense at all. That word just makes me smile. I think I might hang on to it.

Sandy Kessler said...

how could I have worn this but I did ha ha

Chic Gal said...

OMG! I love it! I remember begging my mom to buy me a western shirt.

Monday Morning Power said...

What were we too.

Monday Morning Power said...

Chic Gal,

Sad, isn't it?