Sunday Morning Links: The 1960’s Transistor Radio Edition

I found a series of 1960’s transistor radio photos @ The ‘Naut. These radios are works of art.

They don’t make ’em like they used to… Now, on to the links.

theCL: What Happened to America?
CH2.0: Alarmists Complain About Heartland Institute Pointing out “Inconvenient Truths”
SJ: Patrick Kelly Interview
TBA: Why do you need a gun?
WyBlog: Obama to SCOTUS- We’re not smart enough to reset Medicare back to 2009’s rules
The Eye: The State of DC

BdKS: Conservative Ghettos, Liberal Beachheads
Bunker: Obama’s Way Forward
CoF: Facts About Communism Some Teachers Ignore
LaS: Wasn’t “Julia” Winston Smith’s girlfriend partner in sex crime in Orwell’s ‘1984’? 
Robot: Blast from the Past
Proof: Gutsy Call- Obama Had CYA Memo Drafted In Case OBL Mission Failed

RR: We Can’t Trust the Senate to Live Within Its Means (VIDEO)
Gator: Remember those huge crowds Obama drew in 2008?
WWTFT: 1984 by George Orwell
Zilla: #NotGoodEnoughForRomCon
FCBZ: Michelle Obama’s Princeton Thesis, Titled “Princeton-Educated Blacks & the Black Community,” Barack’s Columbia University Thesis Is Still MIA
Eradica: Future Uniforms Part III (with links to parts I & II)

The Michigan Blog-O-Sphere has grown lately. Here’s a short round up of a few Michigan based blogs:

MTTM: Pigs Sought After Elk Kill
Wade: Scary Liberalism From FDR
Jen: Slow-Jamming the Economy
CP: To Heaven and Back

  • ClassicFilm May 6, 2012 at 10:08 am

    These transistor radios are works of art. When I was a kid, my father gave me one that looked a bit like the “Aladdin” one you’ve featured. I was so proud of it, I wore it out. Love the “memory lane” photos, Steve, and many thanks for the link.

    • steve May 6, 2012 at 10:40 am

      Glad you enjoy the “memory lane” posts, I enjoy putting them together.

      I remember tearing apart several vintage radios in my dads garage when I was a young kid. I wanted to “see how they worked.” Fortunately, my dad was very cool about my radio dissection and didn’t say much about it.

  • Shane May 6, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Love the last pic…very automotive. I also appreciate the updates on the Michigan blogs.
    Thanks for the link!

    • steve May 6, 2012 at 1:41 pm

      No problem-o!

  • Matt May 6, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Thanks for the link Steve. I had a Scooby Doo transistor radio when i was a kiddo. I loved that thing. The last pic in the post is a really cool one. I would imagine that it is very collectable.

    • steve May 6, 2012 at 2:21 pm

      I bet you would get a few bucks for a vintage Scooby radio today.

  • robot May 6, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Way cool radios. Those things are almost older than me! lol Thanks as always for including me. Cheers!

    • steve May 6, 2012 at 2:38 pm

      You are welcome! BTW, I think some of these radio are older than me.

  • Jim att Conservatives on Fire May 6, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Thanks for the link, Steve. BTW, none of those radios are older than I am. :-(

    • steve May 6, 2012 at 3:58 pm

      You are welcome!
      Remember, they are vintage. And vintage is cool.

  • Firepower May 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    That Bulova is neat: I think my granddad had one. The color looks familiar.

    • steve May 6, 2012 at 4:01 pm

      I like that the Bulova radios were packaged in jewelry boxes. Very stylish.

  • John Carey May 6, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Thanks for the link Steve. I’ve been on break for about a week now. Just getting back into the swing of it again.

    • steve May 6, 2012 at 10:26 pm

      You are very welcome. It’s a good idea to take a blogging break… I’t is going to become intense as we roll into the fall, and we need a sharp John Carey.