Month: March 2020

Seattle Monorail was a novelty in 1962
Posted in The Matchbooks

World’s Fair Matches. Smoke ’em if you got ’em.

In 1962, folks flocked to Seattle to marvel at the world of tomorrow, riding the monorail, the “bubbleator”, and checking out the push button telephones….

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Dick and Jane Coronavirus fun
Posted in Observations

Make my own damn mask!

My wife is starting to think maybe a mask at the grocery store wouldn’t be a bad idea; I very rarely go so it’s a…

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Micheal Dean's restaurant matchbook
Posted in The Matchbooks

I never got one…

I could have gotten a “world famous” burger at Micheal Dean’s Dining Emporium, but as far as I can tell they closed in the 80’s…

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Vineyard sexy French cartoon postcard
Posted in The postcards

Full of the hood

This card translates to either “This time, I’m full of the hood!” or”This time, I’ve got a lot on my plate.” I think this time,…

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French tourist gets the deluxe treatment
Posted in The postcards

On the wine route…

At first I was thinking, “OMG What is he going to do with that bottle of ketchup?” but apparently it’s fine wine. Google translates this…

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Zombie incident response truck
Posted in Highways and Byways

Trouble at the Home Depot?

Some years ago, we were fixing to go in the hardware store, but then I saw this in the parking lot; was there a zombie…

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Great American Food and Beverage Co. Matchbox
Posted in The Advertising The Matchbooks

The Great American AWESOME

I normally only collect old book matches, but this matchbox from The Great American Food and Beverage Co. Conglomeration (A SoCal chain but they had…

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Posted in The Matchbooks

Scotch. Scotchy scotch scotch.

I’ve been passing some of this “quarantine time” looking at matchbooks I have accumulated. There are some interesting collections on YouTube, and I have learned…

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Giant prarie dogs and boots in Oklahoma
Posted in The postcards

Meanwhile, in Oklahoma

Mutant groundhogs! Giant boots! And a sometimes deadly virus. This is starting to sound like a movie Pearl picked out for the guys to watch…

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Shit got real emergency toilet paper rolls
Posted in Observations

The truest thing I know this week

I was searching for toilet paper online (Finally found a prison-grade 18 pack for $50 at Office Depot) – I saw this novelty roll at…

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