Posted in Back in My Day Grey Gardens West

Computers and shag carpeting do not mix

I have been having a problem with my PC randomly freezing up, at the most inconvenient times. Then I have to shut off the power…

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Posted in Observations

DO YOUR JOB LARRY

Eileen had to reach over and push the ONE BUTTON that Larry was supposed to keep an eye on, instead of reading Field & Stream,…

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Posted in Flotsam Mildly Interesting

Does anybody really know what time it is?

I really like this sort of lazy clock I got for Christmas. It displays the time in sentence form, changing to catch up every five…

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Posted in The postcards

What I sez

“What I sez it, don’t put up your umbrella ’til it rains!”. I think they mean, lighten up. There seems to be a whole series…

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Posted in Back in My Day Mildly Interesting

It was fun a quarter century ago. Outdated software galore

I was looking for a certain CD but got sidetracked looking at my old games; Simcopter, Simtower, add-ons galore for “The sims”… I guess I…

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Posted in The postcards

Uber, The Christmas Donkey

I don’t know why this lady’s donkey doesn’t want to go to Reno with her. He has been in a funk since “Hee Haw” got…

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Posted in Back in My Day

How to Marl your boro

I bought something from someone in the Netherlands, and they helpfully included this instruction manual. Apparently the process of opening a pack of cigs has…

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Zenith Trans-Oceanic with manual
Posted in Mildly Interesting

What would TSA think of this portable Zenith?

This portable (luggable?) Zenith radio featured a proprietary antenna that flipped out from the radio to pull in stronger or more distant am radio signals….

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Retro Mailman sorting letters
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OH. Those Christmas cards.

When I was a kid, I sold Christmas cards door to door, from a sample catalog. They were beautiful cards, with all manner of sparkly…

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Old Ipana ad
Posted in Flotsam Observations

Bring it back! #112719

Seems like every day I find that something is better the way it used to be. Case in point, Ipana squeeze bottle toothpaste. Toothpaste tubes…

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