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Oh gay makeup artist, you are my favorite!
posted by munchingzombie at 12:49 PM on February 27 [3 favorites]


The sound on my desk computer has been messed up all week such that I can't get anything to play through my headphone jack, but this is the first thing I've come across that has inspired me to open a help desk ticket about it.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:03 PM on February 27 [2 favorites]


Excellent find, Whelk.

Oh gay makeup artist, you are my favorite!

His name is Michael McKean.
posted by timshel at 1:15 PM on February 27 [2 favorites]


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posted by smoothvirus at 1:38 PM on February 27 [1 favorite]




BLOOMINGDALE'S BOOK OF HOME DECORATING 1973

oh god the curves
posted by The Whelk at 1:48 PM on February 27 [3 favorites]


DEAR GOD PEOPLE
posted by The Whelk at 1:50 PM on February 27 [1 favorite]


I don't see anything wrong with those looks- I'm doing "Tatooine" in the living room, the den is going to be all "Dagobah", and I'm looking at "Giedi Prime" for the bedroom.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 1:56 PM on February 27 [1 favorite]


SOMEBODY's buyin' 12 pounds of Brie!

That's a VERY HEAVY identity.
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 2:08 PM on February 27 [7 favorites]


We regulars call it Bloomies.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:24 PM on February 27 [5 favorites]


I think this establishment may have decorated from Bloomingdale's: http://www.lileks.com/institute/motel/
posted by AJaffe at 2:35 PM on February 27


When I was doing my masters the school paper ran the results of a survey every Valentine's Day and both years the #1 answer for "best place to meet the opposite sex" was...grocery stores. Do people actually pick up in grocery stores?
posted by The Card Cheat at 2:36 PM on February 27


Chrome and glass furniture! So chic!

This wouldn't play for me in Firefox btw, had to go to IE. Didn't try Chrome.
posted by emjaybee at 2:37 PM on February 27


DEAR GOD PEOPLE

I've never until now felt like I was being tortured by interior decorating. Five minutes in one of those rooms and you'd be dead.
posted by kiltedtaco at 2:39 PM on February 27 [1 favorite]


All of these rooms look like great places to be verbally abused by Andy Warhol in.
posted by The Whelk at 2:39 PM on February 27 [3 favorites]


That CBS link takes the cake for most scripts I've ever seen trying to run at once... my NoScript was lit up like a Christmas tree with 27 domains it was trying to run scripts on. The most I've seen until now was 22 on one of our local TV stations and 20 on some newsmagazine blog.

This has got to be very unsafe, privacy or securitywise.
posted by crapmatic at 3:03 PM on February 27


The old-fashioned department store near to me in North London is no stranger to the modern version of Saturday's People. And aspects of it - the store, not the, er, practices - are certainly unchanged since the 70s. Or 60s. It's a great place (emergency champagne flute set and underpants on Christmas Eve? Check!), but lord knows how it survives.
posted by Devonian at 3:30 PM on February 27


Face cream lady is SO INTENSE about her Bloomingdale's identity.
posted by travertina at 3:37 PM on February 27 [2 favorites]


the village voice reporter and the make up guy were the place where 70s gay codes became so blatant, but Safer was talking thru it. did he not get the subtext, or did he not think that someone from de moines would get the subtext--and i mean this kind of singles stuff end up at the montogermy ward in chicago or dillards in dallas...
posted by PinkMoose at 3:39 PM on February 27 [1 favorite]


This is LITERALLY the most affection I've ever felt for the nineteen-hundred-and-seventies right here! I mean "Physiognomy", who knew?!
I was sad when the the rest of the segment wasn't just the makeup artist going on about things while he worked on people.

Thank you for that.
posted by The Legit Republic of Blanketsburg at 3:46 PM on February 27


Did ...did the journalist lady make a cocaine joke? Did she just imply Activewear is a great place to meet people who have cocaine?

Also, Safer asking the guy if he came there to meet girls ....if a man in 1976 has that mustasche he is not looking to meet girls.

Oh the makeup guy, they don't make queers like that anymore. Sad really.
posted by The Whelk at 3:55 PM on February 27 [5 favorites]


The Whelk: "DEAR GOD PEOPLE
posted by The WhelkPoster
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That pink bedroom is actually alive and will digest first your mind and then your body.


Reminds me of my friends' parents home back in Germany. They had a large living room that was all moss green shag carpet. Like the floor AND all the walls. And the ceiling was painted the same green. And all the doors (including cabinetry) were mirrors. It was fun to, um, experiment with altered states of mind in there. On the other hand it was basically impossible to find your way out when doing so. Best to go to the bathroom first...
posted by Hairy Lobster at 4:21 PM on February 27


Hey! I dress in a rather forward fashion! Well, by 1976 standards anyway.
posted by BigHeartedGuy at 4:36 PM on February 27


Yeah, Mr. Moustache at the beginning was certainly not picking up any ladies.

Sadly, I can't watch footage of gay men in NYC of this particular vintage without wondering how many of them survived the next decade.

(Also, this aired a week after I was born. There was definitely a side of my mom that aspired to be the Bloomies lady.)
posted by mykescipark at 7:01 PM on February 27


the #1 answer for "best place to meet the opposite sex" was...grocery stores. Do people actually pick up in grocery stores?

The Safeway in the Marina District of San Francisco had the reputation as a pickup spot for a very long time.
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 10:59 PM on February 27


So much so that it was the supposed basis for a Harlan Ellison short story for Playboy about a guy picking up girls at the supermarket.
posted by The Whelk at 11:01 PM on February 27


Armistead Maupin put a scene there in his first Tales of the City book.
posted by brujita at 1:49 AM on February 28 [1 favorite]


I think they uploaded face cream's mind into a mainframe somewhere a la Transcendence, and she's the one who has been generating marketing concepts and jargon since the Carter administration.
posted by the sobsister at 5:21 PM on February 28 [1 favorite]


The Whelk: "So much so that it was the supposed basis for a Harlan Ellison short story for Playboy about a guy picking up girls at the supermarket."

That's "Would You Do It for a Penny?" from the October 1967 issue, if you're curious.
posted by Chrysostom at 9:29 PM on March 4


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