Thursday, February 03, 2005

vintage Titter from the 1950s

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Blogger Jim Bliss said...

What really interests me is the story on Page 30. "Women are False". What a fantastic title!

I have a picture of this bitter journalist in his late 40s, early 50s. Balding, overweight, he's been divorced by all three women he managed to fool into marrying him... he's an alcoholic, a womaniser, a gambler and a chain smoker. They each took him for everything he was worth. It was a fraction of what they deserved for putting up with the schmuck for more than 10 minutes.

He's your basic pathetic bastard and he's hit the skids. Hell, his work isn't even welcome at the Atlanta Echo any more! They were always "old reliable", but ever since Marty was replaced by that new editor they've picked up none of his pieces. So he's reduced to writing a column for Titter magazine where he gets to vent his anger and self-loathing in the only way he knows how. Denigrating women.

Or maybe I'm reading too much into this? It's something I have a habit of doing... by the time I've gotten off a bus, every other passenger has an entire back-story complete with sub-plots and enigmatic minor characters.

9:28 PM  
Blogger Larry Jones said...

Come to think of it, how could there POSSIBLY have EVER been a magazine called "Titter?" Even today this would raise, um, eyebrows. I think you faked it...

5:19 PM  
Blogger Roonie said...

Women are FALSE! Hahahahahahahaha! Then what is TRUE?

4:18 AM  
Blogger L said...

Jim Bliss: You are probably right on the money, and it probably attracted that sort of reader as well-- because the two magazines I bought are absolutely FULL of Charles Atlas body-building pitches, ads for developing a "strong He-man voice", ads touting pills to "stop bed-wetting", "Lonely Hearts" pen pals, and a booklet on "How To Make Love and Be Loved"-- there's also numerous Viagra-like pitches...

I loved the numerous amusing ads for "Amateur Lady Wrestlers In Action!" though

10:14 AM  
Blogger L said...

Larry, this is an actual magazine, I kid you not. However, my Titter mag has a different cover (bathing beauty in a green bikini -- "America's Merriest Magazine * Bevies of Beauties * Barrels of Fun"). I don't have a scanner, so posted a picture of a random Titter cover from Ebay since I was in a hurry.

**** However, I DID just find an online version of the same exact cover I have -- posting it now!

10:18 AM  
Blogger Larry Jones said...

There's got to be a story somewhere in there -- a lonely, bedwetting, womanizing body-builder.

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

inresponse to a person asking "how could there ever be a magazine named *Titter*" Let me explain... the magazine also stated it was *America's merriest magazine* The word titter does not just mean "BOOB, BREASTS, Titty" follow me here??? check it out.... 1. to laugh in a restrained, self-conscious, or affected way, as from nervousness or in ill-suppressed amusement.
–noun 2. a tittering laugh.

that is how, luv!~~

10:37 AM  

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