On Thursdays your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets.
The Woman magazine
Date: December, 1941
Publisher: Farrell Publishing, Chicago
Discovered at: A junkshop in Kokomo, Indiana
The Cover Promises: T ... More >>
This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>
The Beach Boys
Wednesday, May 9
Better than: You were almost definitely expecting.
Yes, John Stamos introduced them. And, yeah, they filed onstage, called out one by one by their bandleader in true showbiz style while the backing musicianstwice as many as original members ... More >>
Beach Boys YouTube wormholes can take many paths, from sunshine-draped reveries to sudden decisive turns towards the seriously depressing. But no clickbait-enhanced listicle of questionable Mike Love sartorial/dance/aesthetic moves, horrifying Brian Wilson zombie moments, made-for-TV movies, or John ... More >>
At first glance, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. might seem like a gimmick--two guys in racing suits capitalizing on a name-brand stock-car-racing dynasty. Upon listening, however, it's clear their particular type of indie pop is anything but a stunt; the Detroit duo of Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott co ... More >>
I watch them so you don't have to--and I even keep the Playbills.
This time, I'm serving you some Dance of the Vampires, the toothless musical with the immortal production number about garlic (which appropriately reeked).
If you're a true-blue theater queen with a home subscription to Playbill, you religiously read ATC, the wildly amusing message board on talkinbroadway.com, to learn about how Matthew Broderick flubbed a line or I offended someone on Theater Talk.
And you quickly notice that there are regular ... More >>