Cool 1978 Teen Explains Why Music Sucks If You Can't Dance to It

Times Machine dot NYTimes dot com, the archives for the New York Times, has just brought our attention to a 1978 trend piece on disco music, and how "Teen-Agers" were super into it. In a profile of the club Guys and Dolls, where area teens could go get their Hustle on, a then-15-year-old called Thomas Castaglia… » 1/21/15 10:15pm 1/21/15 10:15pm

And Here Is Allison Janney Doing Her Disco Stewardess Dance 

If you've ever wanted to see national treasure Allison Janney perform an interpretative dance about the duties of a flight attendants set to a disco beat, today's your day. Somebody hire this woman to make an in-flight safety video! » 1/07/15 9:50am 1/07/15 9:50am

Disco-Dancing Patrick Swayze Encourages You To Drink Pabst

It seems this 1979 commercial starring Patrick Swayze (and wife Lisa Niemi?) was designed to scare and confuse future generations. Why is Swayze doing Dirty Dancing moves in the middle of a roller rink? How did the hipsters in the background lose the disaffected sneer? And why does the announcer call Pabst "good" at… » 10/28/11 10:20am 10/28/11 10:20am

Stick A Fork In 2010

Holy crap, another year is OVER. Time to reflect, say goodbye, maybe cry a little (tears of sadness or tears of joy—your choice!), plan, and look ahead to 200-eleventy. What are your hopes for the new year? » 12/31/10 7:30pm 12/31/10 7:30pm

Saturday Night Dance Party

As I am currently on the road, and SNL is a rerun tonight, we won't be having our typical Saturday Night Live Thread this evening. Today was a bit wacky, posting wise, but tomorrow we'll be back on track. Until then, have a safe and happy evening, and try to keep your post-Thanksgiving, post-Black Friday, "OMG I have… » 11/29/08 5:15pm 11/29/08 5:15pm

"Do You Have Any Vibrator Recommendations?"

It's time for another installment of Pot Psychology » 7/25/08 4:20pm 7/25/08 4:20pm, the "advice" column in which we attempt to solve everyone's problems with an herbal remedy. (Remember, kids: Don't do drugs!) In this episode, the Big Edie to my Little Edie, , helps me answer questions about anal, vaginal, and oral sex. Got a burning question? Send…