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The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure by Jack Handey [More Lost in the 1950s]
Paste Magazine ^ | September 24, 2013 | Sebastien Theroux

Posted on 09/25/2013 8:32:47 AM PDT by Bender2

The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure by Jack Handey
Deep Thoughs

by Sebastien Theroux


Humorist Jack Handey’s debut novel tells the delightfully absurd tale of two men’s quest to find the Holy Grail of fictional wealth: a Golden Monkey supposedly worth…a lot. Our not-so-humble narrator (a sociopathic ignoramus) and his friend Don navigate a world of pirates, blow darts, banana peels and treasure maps of dubious origin.

(Excerpt) Read more at pastemagazine.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: 1950s; adventure; magazines; mens
Combine this pulp fiction with BeadCounter poking a stick in my cage on my Lost in the 1950s- The Cherry Bowl Drive In [And record covers from my childhood] with two manly magazines from the 1950s--

They were this... and that...

Gadzooks, I had to take the bait... and what follows [If blame is to be given--] is mostly BeadCounter's fault which we shall discuss later fully and completely after I get all these rags back in my Fibber McGee Closet!

Gadzooks! That's a lot... of my child and manhood there--

So don't ask me again why... I drink so much!

1 posted on 09/25/2013 8:32:47 AM PDT by Bender2
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To: Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; Cincinatus' Wife; Larry Lucido; ...
Okay, first one to quess which one of those rags was my favorite... gets all this gold and lifetime free drinking at my place--
2 posted on 09/25/2013 8:33:39 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

You have lost your mind.........film at eleven.............


3 posted on 09/25/2013 8:37:05 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: Red Badger

WTF???

lol crazy man in the paperback book aisle!


4 posted on 09/25/2013 8:42:06 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Bender2

That is an outstanding collection. As a kid in the 1950’s I was warned not to even touch magazines on the rack with names such as True, Argosy, or Stag, never mind Playboy.

So I read them all at a friend’s house. My favorite villain from the WWII era was an evil Eurasian named “Heinrich Yamamoto”.

;^)


5 posted on 09/25/2013 8:52:27 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Bender2
Okay, first one to quess which one of those rags was my favorite...

It's a safe bet that it is not Alibi.

6 posted on 09/25/2013 8:52:31 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Bender2

Dang, now I really want to read about the two strippers who stalled Rommel’s desert campaign! These fascinating bits of WWII history, still surfacing after all this time. ;-)


7 posted on 09/25/2013 8:53:58 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Fiji Hill
Re: It's a safe bet that it is not Alibi...

You win the Consolation Prize for smoking out... the one cover that was not for REAL MEN--

If you are a hot female... you get an all expense paid week at my house!

If you are a man... you get two week--

Hey, watch it... I just need someone to finish digging out the second swimming pool.

8 posted on 09/25/2013 9:04:56 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

I remember seeing those magazines in lots of magazine stores and drug stores. I even sneaked a peek when Mom wasn’t looking!

They always promised more on the cover than they gave, and the tales were fabricated.

They died out in the 1970s as more overt porn became normal, and one book I have says too many HOMO magazines grabbed the male names and destroyed the readership of these magazines.

I lament my favorite one. TRUE Magazine was great to read and safe for kids to find. In the 1970s it was sold to some new publisher who promptly turned it into a sleazy porno mag, and it died the death.


9 posted on 09/25/2013 9:05:33 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Bender2

Love the covers. The one from “Alibi” really cracked me up. I guess I didn’t realize that back then there were men’s magazines for men that really liked men. Good grief - if the Fire Island article didn’t tip anyone off, the Truck Stop Tearoom and the Liberace stories certainly would. I did a little research but couldn’t find anything else about the publication, but you could make a fortune if you had a bunch of them.


10 posted on 09/25/2013 9:10:22 AM PDT by stormer
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To: Bender2

26 miles.


11 posted on 09/25/2013 9:20:04 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: Bender2

Oh sorry...moved on to mags....ummmm all of them. :-)


12 posted on 09/25/2013 9:21:20 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: Red Badger
Re: You have lost your mind.........film at eleven............

Hey, Red, I got your film at eleven... right here!

And I do, too, Red! More Moo... at eleven!

Hey, Red, Real Men, Git... Her Done!

Hey, the new issue of... "REAL WOLF" is in!

Please-- I want to go home... and off this thread!

13 posted on 09/25/2013 9:23:48 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

This thread needs more cowbell!..............

14 posted on 09/25/2013 9:32:18 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: stormer

Some really interesting cover art.


15 posted on 09/25/2013 9:47:53 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Conservative4Ever; big'ol_freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; Larry Lucido; Diplomat; RockinRight; ...
Re: 26 miles

Close... but no... cigar!

However, since your mind is still on the album covers... these are for you:

A REAL MAN... sings--

REAL MEN laugh... in the face of true danger--

REAL MEN can bond... with their wards--

REAL MEN really want to know????

16 posted on 09/25/2013 10:28:12 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

I hope it ain’t the “Manhood” covers. Those are VERY gay.


17 posted on 09/25/2013 10:43:41 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Bender2

Your favourite, Bendie? Why, that’s easy - the one with a story by none other than Norman Mailer, your uber-literate devil!


18 posted on 09/25/2013 10:49:40 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Red Badger; big'ol_freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; Larry Lucido; Diplomat; RockinRight; ...
Re: This thread needs more cowbell!...

Cowbell, Red? Did... you say "Cowbell?"

You say you know... Cowbell?

Whoa! I... got your Cowbell right here!

And, do I need to remind you, Red, Chris... knows Cowbell--

We lost to the white eyes... when they took all the Cowbell for themselves.

When my people did not have Cowbell... they rioted!

Ohhhhhhhhhhh! A 'No Cowbell Riot' is an ungly thing... undt, I tink, that it is chust about time ve had vun.

Well, Red, that's one... for your side--

19 posted on 09/25/2013 11:08:47 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Revolting cat!; shove_it; big'ol_freeper
Re: Your favourite, Bendie? Why, that’s easy - the one with a story by none other than Norman Mailer... your uber-literate devil!

Really, cat? Norman couldn't hold his liquor or... play poker worth a damn--

AND Mailer was a wuss! He had six wives... and couldn't satisfy any of them!

I satisfied all six... twice!

And, when you read the above "I rode the Death Car" story, you will find I did... while Mailer tried to calm the crowd--

Don't believe me ask Otter... he was with me and Boon.

20 posted on 09/25/2013 11:31:56 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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Re: I hope it ain’t the “Manhood” covers. Those... are VERY gay.

Really, field? Just because a man has... a tommygun--

AND a beautiful... body--

You think he is not... a REAL MAN!

Every man here in Hooterville... backs Bender, field, so he must to be right.

21 posted on 09/25/2013 11:57:58 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2
TRUE MEN

The buck stopped here .... for 4 issues at a time.

22 posted on 09/25/2013 12:27:53 PM PDT by mikrofon (Pulp Friction)
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To: Bender2

Thanks bender, when I was a kid there were always stacks
of these in the barber shop.

My mom wondered why I wanted to get my hair cut all the time.


23 posted on 09/25/2013 1:32:07 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Bender2

That’s some collection!


24 posted on 09/25/2013 2:02:43 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed
Re: That’s some collection!

Yep, and so damn heavy... that I had to go in for a pick me up lube and oil change!

25 posted on 09/25/2013 2:13:35 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Interesting. So there was one without the ‘How to Jilt a Woman’ articles?


26 posted on 09/25/2013 3:03:51 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: Bender2

Wow! I remember the old magazine and comics racks-what a bounty! Back when a hack writer could make a living. Now, all the kids and wanna-be kids have are micro-chip art and effects-nothing near real entertainment.


27 posted on 09/25/2013 3:25:22 PM PDT by tanuki (Left-wing Revolution: show biz for boring people.)
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To: Bender2

28 posted on 09/25/2013 6:53:21 PM PDT by shove_it (old Old Guardsman)
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To: shove_it
You know, Otter, poor old Boon never talks about the good old days anymore... does he?

But then again, he's pulling down megabucks... playing Seth Green's no-account father on that Fox sitcom "Dads."

Boon always a lucky sumbitch... wasn't he?

29 posted on 09/25/2013 7:15:26 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

http://onmilwaukee.com/movies/articles/metcalfriegert.html


30 posted on 09/25/2013 7:38:43 PM PDT by shove_it (old Old Guardsman)
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To: Bender2
Great thread, Thank You Bender2. That Argosy had heck of covers too, before I get into that, someone said the industry died a slow death, True bought out and made porn. I kind of wondered though I have no proof of it if maybe they went through a crackdown the way the comic book industry did because some of those covers of the "Real Men", "Adventure" were pretty violent. ------- Some old magazines are on Compact Disks now...not always the easiest to read. I guess Argosy was a bit prestigious and may be on CDs. I'd really be curious as to those other magazines especially all of the Nazi stories and things of that ilk. That use to be at the grocery store growing up, never looked at them, one cover still sticks in my mind, had Nazis and women and I probably remember it because it was sort of sadistic.
31 posted on 09/25/2013 8:11:55 PM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: Bender2

Your favorite TV show?

32 posted on 09/25/2013 8:17:54 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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To: Bender2
The ol' lampshade made of skin tale by the Nazis is what this cover is about. Intense really.
33 posted on 09/25/2013 8:32:02 PM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: shove_it; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Thanks for the link to the Peter Riegert story. Funny, the more things change the more they don't. Hollywood is not a place, in it a convent of warlocks with an occasional witch [That rhymes with bitch—] tossed in that plays the game of mine is bigger than yours even if it is not instead of making films and television that have merit or, for that matter, sense.

Gadzooks! All they are interest in is the bottom line of a blockbuster that proves their junk is bigger than that of anyone else in the convent. And if that means letting some super star or hot director make a piece of steamy manure film or TV series that is dear to their heart in order to get the star/director to do their projected blockbuster, they do it with a smile on their lips even if mean wasting money that could make decent entertainment.

Back in the days of the Studio System, the men who ran Hollywood were unmitigated sons-a-bitches without any shred of doubt, but they wanted to make films that entertained and made a profit.

Nowadays, it is all about megaprofit from blockbusters made from sure things like old films, old TV series or whatnot that once made people watch.

Creativity and originality and even talent don't mean squat in La-La Land. That's why I gave up butting my ever so sore head against the wall out there. Here on Free Republic, I can do as I wish and make my friends and followers laugh or see the point in my zaniness.

I won't make that zillion dollars being a movie star or THE Director or even get the girl in the end, but then again, I don't have to play the game anymore. I am my own man.

Now, that a story any Man's Magazine would kill for, right? Well, I'm buying... drink up, we got beat the dawn and its gaining on us!

34 posted on 09/25/2013 10:46:45 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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From http://www.deadline.com/interstitial/?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.deadline.com%2F2013%2F09%2Fhunger-games-jennifer-lawrence-gary-ross-reteam-steinbecks-east-of-eden%2F

"Exclusive: Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer have closed a deal with the John Steinbeck estate for a new version of his seminal novel East Of Eden that will be developed as a re-team for The Hunger Games director Gary Ross and Jennifer Lawrence. I’m told that the book is Ross’ favorite American novel and that the director plans to tell the generational story in two films. The novel previously was adapted into one picture, the 1955 Eliza Kazan-directed film that starred James Dean and Richard Davalos as sons who compete for the attention of their farmer father in Salinas, CA."

Gadzooks! This just proves what I said above is right--- East of Eden wasn't a big hit even with James Dean in it!

35 posted on 09/26/2013 9:12:09 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2; Tijeras_Slim; Constitution Day; Slings and Arrows; JRios1968; Old Sarge; mikrofon; ...

Hey, I'm published!

36 posted on 09/27/2013 3:53:24 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

Pretty fly for the dead guy.


37 posted on 09/27/2013 3:55:43 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Bender2

we got beat the dawn and its gaining on us!

Burning daylight, Bender, Burning Daylight!


38 posted on 09/27/2013 3:58:38 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: martin_fierro

39 posted on 09/27/2013 4:05:52 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: stormer

That one’s a fake.


40 posted on 09/27/2013 4:12:36 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

Clearly - did you notice who it’s addressed to?


41 posted on 09/27/2013 4:24:35 PM PDT by stormer
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