ITEM: A soiled underpants safe. If any burglar actually digs into these to try to find something, he or she has issues or is really, really desparate (sometimes they’re both the same). Even comes with a accompanying scent.
ITEM: The making of Stingray and Thunderbirds. These were a pair of marionette shows from my childhood. I remember Stingray most of all. It ran on WAVE-TV here in town every weekday at 4:30. I remember the theme song very well:
The main character was Troy Tempest. His co-captain was called Phones. They had a mute mermaid assistant named Mariana. It was all so cool. The way they entered the sub, sliding down that long pole in their chairs, the sub blasting into the ocean underwater through a big tube. More here, if you’re interested.
It was a Gerry and Sylvia Anderson production, a team also known for producing this little underappreciated gem of a show (but also for this one, an almost embarrassing relic from another time – it is said that the Anderson’s marriage foundered during its production, and it shows). It’s theme song contains probably one of the coolest uses of a Hammond B3 organ ever. Ever!
Check the remix version here. Wear your purple wig and boogaloo around the room.