Saturday, March 23, 2024

I'm Eighteen and I Like It

 Infomaniac turned 18 today!

The image above (sent to The Mistress by Mr. Peenee) shows my unbridled enthusiasm for the occasion.

I had planned to have a quiet day and not post anything. Maybe just let the blog die a natural death. But you Bitches wouldn't give me the peace and quiet I so richly deserve. 

First, there was Peenee with the above image. Then there was Hayward to inform me of my legal rights, now that I'm 18...

And finally, there was Jeff who got straight to the point and said...

Happy eighteenth anniversary of your blog.

Time to update.
I barely gave my 18th a second thought yet these Bitches somehow (how?) remembered my blogiversary. The Mistress is humbled.
Perhaps there's life in the old girl yet. 

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Happy Birthday, Mr. DeVice!

Please join me in wishing Mr. DeVice (and his swimsuit area) a very happy birthday.

Click to embiggen

Monday, February 20, 2023

Blogging from Beyond the Grave

I bring news of our dear friend LX (aka XL aka Mr. Lax, etc.) who departed this world some time ago.

LX's profile photo (one of his beloved Siamese cats.)

I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that I miss his presence, his sense of humour, his good nature, and his comments.

Recently, in 2023, I checked my Blogger spam folder. I'm in the habit of checking the folder on a regular basis so there shouldn't have been any comments older than 2022. Imagine my surprise when there were comments I'd never seen before in my spam folder dated 2010

Considering that I'd checked my spam folder multiple times during the past year, I was stunned to find comments from 2010! How did those 2010 comments suddenly show up in 2023?

And do you know who those comments were from? LX!!! See for yourself ...

Click on image to enlarge. I found these comments in 2023 in my spam folder written by LX although they're dated 2010, and although he died a few years ago, and although I've been regularly checking my spam folder and couldn't possibly have missed comments from 2010 during previous checks.

I'm thrilled to have been visited from beyond the grave but what do you Bitches make of all this?

Sunday, January 15, 2023

2023: The Year So Far

Now that we've hit mid-January, we here at Infomaniac want to know - how's your new year going?

Saturday, January 07, 2023

Ballet or Basketball?

 Peter Harris is a basketball star with a secret ... and he's afraid to tell anyone!

Click pic to enlarge. "A Special Gift." 1979 American after-school TV special.
Peter's a top basketball player - and secretly a brilliant ballet dancer! The only problem is his father and friends think ballet is for "sissies." Can Peter stand up to the pressure once his secret is revealed?

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

Stuff on Top of TVs

Recently, Normadesmond published a photo (click here) of her family's living room during the holiday season in 1959, back in the days of yore. Atop their Zenith television set was a clock, a vase of flowers, and a menorah - with room to spare.

If you're une femme d'un certain âge, you'll recall that all television sets of that era were the size of tanks. The wide, flat surfaces on top simply begged for knick-knacks and tchotchkes.

Let's time-travel to see how other folks made use of their TV tops.

The household below managed to fit their Christmas tree atop their telly! ...

One of the most common "objet d'art" in mid-century North American homes was the ceramic panther; usually in black or green. The panther might take the form of a lamp (with glowing eyes), a planter, or a simple standalone figurine, as seen below  ...


Panthers weren't the only animal-themed ornaments at that time. Pink flamingoes were ubiquitous ...

This lady will take no bull from you, aside from the one she's placed atop her telly ...


Like Norma's family, this woman has chosen a clock, with the addition of some framed photographs ...

This household's gone full-on with pink flamingoes and a clock! ...


This couple chose a clock too, as well as a big-ass floral arrangement to complement their tabletop big-ass floral arrangement ...

Speaking of floral arrangements, it appears that flowers atop the TV still held sway in the 1970s ...

Here we see the trifecta of animal ornaments (deer), a framed photograph, and a plant ...

For those not old enough to remember, the device on the far right of the TV top is an antenna, used to improve the TV's picture reception. They were known as "rabbit ears" because of the long, pointy bits that stuck up from the base.

We here at Infomaniac leave you with this parting shot. We are unsure what is atop this lady's television set but we hope it puts you in the mood ...