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Title: Cards that predicted the future
Post by: card renaissance on October 27, 2018, 12:36:35 PM
I like the past but I like the future even better. I've done a YouTube video on some cards that unwittingly seemed to predict the future:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MouCLjqG60Q&fbclid=IwAR0p2EGnMWlScQPG67DVFYGePjJTv1VVsndLLVnniKU-OhMRwDdoIcaCNMo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MouCLjqG60Q&fbclid=IwAR0p2EGnMWlScQPG67DVFYGePjJTv1VVsndLLVnniKU-OhMRwDdoIcaCNMo)
Title: Re: Cards that predicted the future
Post by: IanSammel on October 27, 2018, 05:26:02 PM
Looks like you have a good collection of video clips as well  :)  Maybe Elon Musk's Tesla will find some spiders on Mars.  I wonder how those postcard records worked.  I can't imagine that shellac would have lasted five minutes in the post.  Maybe they weren't meant to be posted.
Title: Re: Cards that predicted the future
Post by: card renaissance on October 27, 2018, 07:53:30 PM
Looks like you have a good collection of video clips as well  :)  Maybe Elon Musk's Tesla will find some spiders on Mars.  I wonder how those postcard records worked.  I can't imagine that shellac would have lasted five minutes in the post.  Maybe they weren't meant to be posted.

The ice lolly ad is my favourite. I think I remember seeing a Bowie interview where he described space travel as a metaphor for self exploration. I believe there are some cigarette cards with records on, although I haven't got any in my collection. The shellac does look a bit warped. It would be a bit like a roller coaster ride for the needle :D
Title: Re: Cards that predicted the future
Post by: IanSammel on October 28, 2018, 08:16:12 AM
The ice lolly ad is my favourite. I think I remember seeing a Bowie interview where he described space travel as a metaphor for self exploration. I believe there are some cigarette cards with records on, although I haven't got any in my collection. The shellac does look a bit warped. It would be a bit like a roller coaster ride for the needle :D
I remember when Zooms appeared, and soon after Sky Rays.  Keeping the cards in good condition was difficult when you had to rip the wrapper open.  The cards tended to get soggy anyway.  I don't remember the advert but maybe I saw it without realising.  I don't think Bowie was well-known until Space Oddity in 1969. 

Have you tried playing the postcard records?  It would be interesting to know what's on them.
Title: Re: Cards that predicted the future
Post by: card renaissance on October 28, 2018, 09:02:43 PM
I remember when Zooms appeared, and soon after Sky Rays.  Keeping the cards in good condition was difficult when you had to rip the wrapper open.  The cards tended to get soggy anyway.  I don't remember the advert but maybe I saw it without realising.  I don't think Bowie was well-known until Space Oddity in 1969. 

Have you tried playing the postcard records?  It would be interesting to know what's on them.

Yeah, it must have been a challenge. I bet you remember one of Sir Ridley Scot's other adverts though, the iconic Hovis bread commercial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dfAk3hxrSM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dfAk3hxrSM)
Bowie's lolly advert came out not long before he released his Space Oddity hit, as if it were smoothing the way for his ascendance.
Title: Re: Cards that predicted the future
Post by: IanSammel on November 01, 2018, 08:04:48 PM
In 1936 it was just a joke that sportsmen might provide live broadcasts as they were taking part in an event.  Here a Muratti card from a set about the 1936 Olympic games.  Nowadays with helmetcams and things it's quite normal.
Title: Re: Cards that predicted the future
Post by: card renaissance on November 07, 2018, 02:49:34 PM
In 1936 it was just a joke that sportsmen might provide live broadcasts as they were taking part in an event.  Here a Muratti card from a set about the 1936 Olympic games.  Nowadays with helmetcams and things it's quite normal.

It is ahead of its time