You just reawakened a long-dormant walled-off corner of my brain. I liked it that way. I hate you for this.
I was happier having forgot that Dynamite Magazine existed... I was much happier until a few moments ago...
This was only popular because a large portion of the population at the time was using LSD.
They used to do a skit about a robot family called 'The Clinkers' that used to TOTALLY CREEP ME OUT as a kid.
Cato, how could you hate Dynamite?!? Sounds like a Bummer to me: "Don't you hate when..."
Dynamite was the best! I remember a profile of "The Fonz" that had a really hot picture of Henry Winkler!
a bummer is when your parents subscribed you to dynamite magazine. please upgrade me to 3-2-1 contact, mom.
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Michael Jackson certainly picked up a few moves from those two.
I am pretty certian that I had that issue of Dynamite back in the day
18 years of therapy, down the drain. Thanks.
I have no idea how old you are, but it would appear your cultural timeline is a little out-of-whack. Shields & Yarnell were popular in the late 1970's, not the late 1960's.
By then, almost everybody was doing coke, not acid.
I'm in the same boat as Fnarf et al. The synapse leading to that memory had been in the big sleep til this morning. The use of the phrase "expressive elbows", however, softens the blow.
1) Dynamite magazine rocked.
2) Shields & Yarnell rocked.
Last night I happened to do a Shields & Yarnellish move while looking in my bathroom mirror. I definitely would not have done that had I not grown up watching that.
The 70s were the absolute nadir of television quality, followed closely by the 80s.
Add me to the list of seriously freaked out kids. I wish that memory had stayed dormant.
i don't remember them, thank christ - but i remember the bugaloos!
I used to have a subscription. I think issue number one was Jimmy "J.J." Walker and the second or third issue was John Travolta.
Shields and Yarnell were like Donnie and Marie but only creepier.
Damn it, I was FASCINATED with those two back in the day....the nightmare has been reawakened. Thanks, Schmader.
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Dynamite magazine DID rock!
And Shields spandex clad body made me feel all funny inside...
And even at 12, I thought it odd that he was so much younger than she was.
Best Dynamite cover ever:
It was the best of mimes, it was the worst of mimes.
Explorer at 23: I nearly passed out when I saw that cover for the first time.
Everyone else: Sorry for the trauma, but I was experiencing Shields & Yarnell-related anxiety in isolation all weekend, and the commiseration is doing me a world of good.
Michael Strangeways -- three years is "so much younger"?
Yarnell's spandex-clad etc. made me feel funny too, but not in a good way. Yeech.
But variety shows of the 70s were like the reality shows of today where anyone got one including, Pink Lady & Jeff, The Starland Vocal Band and Benji (well not Benji). I'm surprised their hasn't been an "Whos Wants To Be American Greatest Mime" on slate.
I actually own that copy (and many others) of Dynamite. Wanna buy it?
Harumph...that's what SHE claims NOW. I seem to remember reading something back in the day, where it was revealed she was much older than THAT. I think she's an age fudger, like Tom Jones, who used to be the same age as my mom, and is now mysteriously, about 5 years younger...
She looks like she's about 10 years older, at least.
Ack...I didn't even realize I was repressing that until now. I'm now in full RTSD (retro-trauma stress disorder.)
@23 Thank you for erasing the Shields and Yarnell horror from my mind with that awesome cover image.
Wow...I had totally manages to block Shields and Yarnell from my memory. I am now inspired to bust out my "Land of the Lost" DVD collection and watch a young girl get tied up and abused by Sleestacks.
"Marshall, Will, and Holly...on a routing expedition..."
That should wipe out this horrible mime memory for a while.
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Shields & Yarnell may help explain the widespread antipathy toward mimes these days.
Well, yes. But then, EVERY mime helps explain the widespread antipathy towards mimes.
Damn, I loved Dynamite. But not Shields & Yarnell. They were scary.
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