Its got a place to put your rings and everything. Again, an historical visual trope … the pinkish, plasticy side of the 1960s.


  1. #1 HP
    November 18, 2007

    I can’t tell if you’re keeping an exceedingly straight face, or you really don’t know.

  2. #2 Linda
    November 18, 2007

    ’60s? Look at the computer, their fashions, etc … I place this between 1977 and 1981.

  3. #3 Greg Laden
    November 18, 2007

    Linda: Ah, you must be very young. The 60s actually ran from about 1966 through the early 70s, but kept its grip much longer. Thus, these retro pieces tend to get confused.

  4. #4 Jeremy Henty
    November 19, 2007

    I really can’t take this seriously. Farting didn’t make the top 10? Ridiculous!

  5. #5 Jeremy Henty
    November 20, 2007

    OK, you need to be a middle-aged Brit like me to really get this. It’s a parody of Tomorrow’s World,the BBC’s classic science and technology program. I’ll bet that the second presenter is a parody of Judith Hann, the program’s longest-serving presenter and a household name in the UK at the time. Her fashion jumpsuit is a dead giveaway.

  6. #6 greg laden
    November 20, 2007


    Thank you, that is very helpful.

    You know a parody is good when it stands on its own. Of course, it’s alway better to have the context…