Month: January 2020

Matchbook from the defunct Cookbook Diner
Posted in The Matchbooks

The pink cookbook?

Matches from the long-gone Cook Book restaurant of Campbell, California, featuring “500 types of Omelettes”. I get decision fatigue just thinking about it. Still, it…

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Posted in Observations

Our new humidifier is swell!

I’m very pleased with our new Homedics “TotalComfort UltrasonicHumidifier” with warm and cool mist. Here are the features, pros, and cons; I was going to…

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Posted in The postcards

It certainly is well fed!

I love the whole “jackalope” thing, mythical creatures often featured in tourist-trap postcards of earlier times. This one does not present itself as a Jackrabbit-Antelope…

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Grueling life on the farm pre-Netflix

This guy looks like he is thinking about going into his Uncle Marv’s Cheese business. The number of horse heads vs. the number of legs,…

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Posted in Back in My Day The postcards

Honda Keyfob cost more than a Chrysler

So glad I found my lost keys to my 2014 Honda Civic. It would have cost $100 or more to get this taken care of…

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That’s not how any of this works!

There is so much wrong with this postcard. Google translate only muddied the water; “One glass, three glasses hello damage!” and at the bottom; “I…

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Posted in Back in My Day Observations

The Shit Be Gone opportunity

I was going through my passwords, went to ShitBeGone.com and found that it’s dormant, and Jed is receptive to licensing this brand. We used to…

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Six feet under in sunny Florida

If it wasn’t for the airfare to haul my corpse all the way to Florida, I would take them up on this! $49.50!! Then Teresa…

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Good thing it’s not Lawn Darts.

So apparently there exists a game called lawn bowling. It is played with a ball about the diameter of a golf ball? And several balls…

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Posted in Observations The postcards

It has frozen over

In the 1800’s, if the (lake?) froze over, the folks who could afford it took the time to head out on the ice. I can’t…

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