Lady Astronaut or Lady Alien? Either Way, She's Got Vodka For You

Ahh, Friday. Time for a cocktail—or two. Who better to serve up your afternoon Moscow Mule than a female alien masquerading as an astronaut (which just goes to show they can be both)? This 1965 ad for Smirnoff vodka also proves that back in the first flush of America's now-curdled romance with the space program, they… » 7/18/08 1:00pm 7/18/08 1:00pm

Futuristic Custom Car with a Built-In Cocktail Bar — It Made Perfect…

Built on a 1953 Lincoln Capri hardtop by King of the Kustomizers, George Barris, the Golden Sahara II was a luxe vision of the automotive future. In 1962, the car appeared on the “I’ve Got a Secret” game show, where owner Jim Street explained the its interior features and electronics to host Gary Moore. The Golden… » 6/06/08 1:30pm 6/06/08 1:30pm

The Hazards of Cocktails in Space, 1955

In 1952, Major Alexander P. de Seversky described a luxury cruise to Mars that included full bar service. Artificial gravity kept both booze and imbibers in place on that trip, but what if the equipment failed? This clip, from Walt Disney's television show three years later, answers the question. The episode, "Man in… » 4/03/08 1:41pm 4/03/08 1:41pm