Sports Illustrated’s Cover Model Is 63 Years Old…Of Course, She’s Also Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley first posed for Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue in 1979.  Almost four decades later, she’s back for “one last go.” The 63-year-old ex-supermodel is featured in the issue hitting newsstands on Feb. 15 in a red bikini and in a black one-piece next to daughters, Alexa Ray Joel, 31, and Sailor Brinkley Cook, 18, reports People. Brinkley says she needed some convincing to take part in the photo shoot but hopes she can “remove some of the fear of aging” and change how women are viewed in an “ageist” society. On Instagram she adds, “We do not come with an expiration date!”

Gadgets and Gizmos of The Past. Yep, It’s Throw Back Thursday at MSC

mans head shiner

The Brush & Shine tool for bald men were a bit offbeat and never made it far.


A lab assistant from the Stanford Research Institute, is taking what was called a “blink test” in a study of smog in Stanford, Calif. April 27, 1949.

The test gauges eye irritation.   The plastic helmet is filled with smog.

The smog project is being conducted by the Air and Water Pollution Laboratory and Fumes of the Western Oil and Gas Association.



A model  demonstrates  the  Sun-Tan Lotion dispenser at the Annual Vending Machine Convention in Chicago, Ill., Jan. 19, 1949.   For only ten cents,  you too can be safe in the sun.


records-while-you-rollYes, a 45 record player in a car. A woman demonstrates the “Auto Minion,” a  German record player which can be attached to the dashboard of a car.  At the International Industrial Fair in Hannover, West Germany, May 12, 1959.