May 17, 2002

Welcome to the Club
Long before Elvis hit the scene, these chicks played their own kind of rockabilly. While Rose Maddox wore crazy costumes, Janis Martin was named the "Female Elvis." Find out who John Lennon called "the greatest rock 'n roll voice of them all," and which rockabilly gal had a highly publicized romance with Ricky Nelson. Be sure to listen to a clip from Wanda's "Mean Mean Man."

Mork & Mindy
Na-No Na-No! I used to watch "Mork & Mindy" when I was a little kid. I was such a fan that later when I went to college in Boulder, Colo. I went in search of Mindy's house. I even ate at the New York City Deli where Mindy and Mork worked. Learn how to perform the proper Orkan handshake, or print out a Mork paper doll. And find out what "engh-engh" means once and for all.

Fencing Sucks
In high school, I used to fence with a bunch of boys at the local college. My instructor worked me to the bone and tried to talk me out of fencing every step of the way. I think he saw me as a wannabe. I wasn't, and neither are these folks. Get the dirt on this elegant, powerful sport from real fencers.

The Smoking Gun: Backstage Pass
If you are a rock star you need more than a decent amp to rock out. Some musicians simply cannot go on without a box of bendy straws, cocktail wieners, Corona beer, brand-new tube socks and vegan diet trays with soy cheese. Find out what Prince, Beck, Ozzy and Lenny Kravitz need to go on.

Stencil Archive
The next time you go for a stroll on a city block, pay close attention to the sidewalk and you might spot some guerilla art. The Stencil Archive features photos of stencils found in San Francisco, the as well as the rest of the U.S., Europe and Israel.

Wrecked Exotics
Do you rubberneck at wrecks and then feel guilty about it? Thanks to Wrecked Exotics you can gawk all you want at crushed Ferraris, Mercedes, Porsches, Aston Martins, Corvettes, Lamborghinis and Hummers.

Raising Hell
Raising a child is as easy as raising the dead. Need proof? Read these journals from a couple of parents who know all those sly tricks kids try to pull, and they still have a sense of humor about it! Go the archives for the latest journal entries about carsickness, out of control kids and how to deal with a child who repeatedly slaps you while giggling. If I ever have kids, I'm hiring these folks to baby-sit.

Wearing Underoos is Fun
Remember when you were a kid lounging around in your Wonder Woman Underoos? Did you think you could be the king of recess as long as you had your Incredible Hulk Underoos on? Yeah, I did too. RetroCrush pays homage to the best underwear ever made.

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