All posts by Eric Hatheway

The Perfect Pompadour

The pompadour is a hair style – a very cool hair style. It is the slick hair style that gave rock ‘n’ roll its identity, its rebel attitude and its sexy swagger. The pompadour takes its name from Madame de Pompadour (Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Duchesse de Pompadour), a notorious mistress of King Louis XV of France. The pompadour became a fashion trend during the 1950s among rockabilly musicians and the popular young actors of the time.


America’s ongoing fascination with vintage culture has seen the pompadour hair style be adopted by the hot rodders, the antique car collectors, the bikers, and even American folk singers. The pompadour always has been and always will be the favorite hair style of the rockabilly cats. Here is how to make your own cool by whipping up a pompadour in 6 Easy Steps!


 The Perfect Pompadour in 6 Easy Steps*

Needed: Murray’s Beeswax or Vitalis or Brylcream

Hair length: Beatles length, short in back

  1. After showering, comb hair straight back.
  2. Rub hair product into both palms and apply to wet hair.
  3. Comb through once and rinse comb well.
  4. Pull forehead hair forward from left to right.
  5. Comb hair up and over from left to right.
  6. Look in mirror, adjust, check the back.

Perfect Pompadour

* Results not typical. Your pompadour may vary.

Now, if that’s way too retro for your style, try the Psychobilly Wedge.It is a “slight” modification of the classic pompadour created by the Psychobilly subculture. Sometimes called a “Vamp Ramp” the Psychobilly Wedge takes the best of the pompadour and mixes it with punk-inspired shaved sides but no spikes on top. The top is slicked back and made to stand up like a proud pompadour should.

psychobilly wedge

The Colossal Dog Ear Collar

Their eyes will open wide when they get a look at you in the HUGE 12″ dog ear collar shirt. The new two-tone idea is carried out in contrasting color around the exciting collar and at the ends of the the covered button cuffs. Silky crepe fabric blended of 80% rayon, 20% nylon. There NEVER was a collar like this!

Colossal Doge Ear Collar

Only $17.95 or 2 for $34.50!

  • S823  ……… Dark green with light trim
  • S824  ………. Red with black trim
  • S825  ………. Dark brown with tan trim
  • S826  ………. Dark purple with light purple trim

Awful Food: Potato Salad Log

Here’s another classic awful dish to be filed under Soups & Salads. Give this delicious recipe a try – we’re sure yours will look better.

Awful Food Potato Salad Log

If you dare to make it, here is the recipe:

1 quart mashed potatoes
Salt and Pepper
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/3 cup mayonnaise
3-ounce package cream cheese
1/4 cup sour cream
4 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons finely chopped celery
2 tablespoons finely chopped green pepper
2 tablespoons sliced stuffed olives
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Prepare mashed potatoes. Season with salt, pepper and prepared mustard. On a damp cloth, or aluminum foil, roll out to 1/2-inch thickness in a rectangular shape. Blend together mayonnaise, cream cheese and sour cream; add remaining ingredients. Spread over mashed potatoes and roll up like a jelly roll. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour; cut in 1-inch slices and serve. Serves 8.

Bon appétit!


Seven Seven

Seven (7) is a natural number following six (6) and preceding eight (8). July 7th is the 188th day of the year and the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 177 days remaining after July 7th. July starts on the same day of the week as April every year and January in leap years.




July, the seventh month of the year, begins astrologically when the sun is in the sign of Cancer. July is the warmest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and it is the second month of the summer season. The dog days of summer begins in July and it is named for Julius Caesar, who was born on July VII.




More Than Seven Facts About Seven

Seven is the 4th prime number.
Seven is the first Newman-Shanks-Williams prime.
Seven is the first Woodall prime.
Seven is the third Lucas prime.
Seven is the fourth factorial prime
Seven is the fourth Mersenne prime exponent.
Seven is the fourth self number.
Seven is the second lucky prime.
Seven is the second safe prime.
A group or a series of seven is a heptad.
The traditional number of Wonders of the Ancient World.
The figurative number of seas.
The number of chakras.
The number of basic principles of the bushido.
The number of points on a sheriff’s star.
When rolling 2  six-sided dice, 7 is the number most likely to occur.


EWH Happy Birthday To Me

Seven Seven … Happy Birthday to Me!