Can anyone identify this green, frog-shaped beetle?
"And if you drive me, people will think you’re gay."
Physique Pictorial. Vol. 9 no. 2 (Summer 1959). Cover.
I wasn’t planning to post anything from this when I ordered it, but it ended up being both more salacious and more political than I had guessed. My expectations had been lowered by ONE Magazine’s more reserved and cautious style.
This publication’s voice is a bit rougher-edged, more personal, and confrontational in its fuming against censors and business cheats.
Oh, and don’t get too excited: Steve Reeves doesn’t appear anywhere in this mag besides the cover.
It’s Earthbound’s 20th anniversary today. In honor of this, I point out one unsolved bit of the game’s pop culture magic: the title screen. Apparently no one knows where this background image came from. Certainly seems like a digitized version of some bit of pop culture, doesn’t it?
"Party tonight at Roddy McDowall’s"