NeverJetHot

WHERE AM I?? This is the personal blog of a retired airplane factory drone… I was delighted when I discovered the anagram of my name (John Everett) is “Never Jet Hot”. Hence this unusual domain name. Sadly in retirement, with quarantine on top, my main hobbies are collecting old...

Public service announcement??

Another “keeper” match box from Match/Me, not sure what “The Maidens” campaign was selling, but you have to agree that “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. The lady on the back is surely enjoying her trip to the nude beach. Maybe this is a salesman’s sample for...

It would be a shame if something happened to this theater!

I was thinking this matchbook for the “Theatrical Democratic Association Inc.” was to line actors up for union membership, but my google efforts have failed to turn anything up. They must have been an easygoing bunch after all. It was based in Pittsburg, hard to see how they made...

The chemical way

I don’t normally collect match BOXES, just match BOOK covers. But you have to love the martini drinking sad clown on this one. I don’t know why he is still sad. Go figure clowns. This was advertising for the Match-Me Corporation out of Palm Springs. I couldn’t dig up...

Tommy is not being safe

Maybe if Tommy had a mask it would interfere with his nose picking compulsion. Then again, he would probably blow his nose on it. This is a concern about this COVID thing. Let’s face it, people are basically filthy and disgusting when left to their own devices. When I...

Just do what you are told!

A lot of people are starting to feel like this private doing KP in WWII – like, he’s not living up to his potential? All in good time, my friend. Pretty soon we will be back to the grind....

That Oldsmobile feeling… Click!

I have several different dealership matchbooks, which I can’t figure. Who smokes in a brand new car? But I digress. When I was a kid, we had a ’66 Dynamic 88. It had spring-loaded ashtrays in the back seat armrests (later footrests, but that’s not important right now) –...

EAT AT CHUNK’S

Chunk’s Cafe advertised Wines, Liqueur & beer, cigars, cigarettes, now that you got up your nerve, there’s dancing on Friday and Saturday night. If you want to trip the light fantastic on say, Wednesday, there must have been a jukebox, but Chunk would come out and point his spatula...

When you HAVE to get out

One thing that has helped my fragile sanity in these dark times is playing AMERICAN TRUCK SIMULATOR and it’s cousin EUROPEAN TRUCK SIMULATOR. I turn off sleep requirements and traffic tickets (If that is cheating, why do they allow it?) and sometimes I intentionally instigate horrible wrecks (There are...

Barney’s Lake Tahoe

I plucked out this Barney’s Casino matchbook just because I liked the colors and design. I knew nothing about the casino owner who got in his Cadillac one fine morning and was blown to bits. Or the safe found behind sheetrock in the building after Barney’s became Bill’s Casino...

Viva Winnemucca?

This Matchbook from The Winner’s Inn in Winnemucca is one of my favorites from my casino collection. I like the colors, and the handy mileage chart inside, telling you how far it is to various cities. Chicago is 1,947 miles away. That could change your travel plans. The Winner’s...