Posted in Mildly Interesting

It’s unicycles or Canasta, or stay home and watch the Alan Brady show.

We were trying to find something fun to do this Memorial Day weekend without getting stuck in traffic, then I remembered this unicycle act in an old Everett Herald, I think 1958? Before my time.

Back then the wife would probably go anywhere and see anything just to get out of the kitchen! Does a unicycle act sound fun to you? Please remember that people drank a LOT harder back then. Not sure about this night though, it’s at the PTA carnival. I guess booze will find a way.

I like how the lady in the ad below is looking up, she’s thinking “If those clowns in 2B wake the baby, they’re going to get a piece of my mind!!”

Posted in Mildly Interesting

Ollie Hopnoodle’s Haven of Bliss

It’s finally on YouTube! Years ago, I went online and bought what I thought was a DVD of this movie, but it was just a copy of the (rare) VHS.

Ollie Hopnoodle’s Haven of Bliss follows the Parker family from A Christmas Story as they go on their annual summer vacation, narrated by the author of these stories, Gene Shepherd, as well. All different actors of course, I especially like Dorothy Lyman playing the mom. (Naomi from Mama’s Family? Remember? Geez do you even own a television?)

The PBS network was involved in the production of this made for TV movie, so I suspect you had to pledge X amount to get the VHS tape and probably a tote bag. The Haven of Bliss on YouTube is actually of better quality than the stupid bootleg DVD they sent me.

Posted in Geocaching

Sneaky Fern Cache

We must have passed by this cache a dozen times during our search. I stopped and looked at the comments, someone had taken a picture of the “potted plant”, that did the trick. Is it a “spoiler”? Perhaps. We don’t care, we just want to find the stupid thing, sign the log and get out before the muggles get curious.