Category: Flotsam

Schrodinger’s Can

I got this old Navy surplus can with an electrical relay inside with some other crap at an old-fashioned auction a while back. I want so bad to open it, but it would destroy the can and probably wouldn’t be good for the relay, if it’s any good at...

Now all you need is some Hi Karate

Had to get this matchbook at a street sale, after embarrassing myself by letting a lecherous HEHEHEHE laugh escape while reading the comic. Very curious about this GEM razor with “guiding eye”… Not sure I want it watching me shave though....

Boeing Stress Relief

I’m retired now, but when I was working they gave me one of those adult coloring books… You know the kind, you need colored markers because Crayolas are too fat. Seems to me that these should have been distributed to the executive team at some point. Or at least,...

Kill the dandruff germ!

I picked up this neat bottle at the Saturday auction, it once contained “Newbro’s Herpicide” and claimed that it “kills the dandruff germ”. Mr. Newbro had some wacky ideas about what causes dandruff and baldness. I read up on this product at the National Museum of American History website....

Don’t be in the dark about flashlights!

This is from a Jensen-Byrd Wholesale hardware catalog from 1951, that my dad had and referred to once in a blue moon. A huge hardback thing that Mr. Drucker would haul out if he didn’t have what you needed in stock. I imagine some guys would buy extra bulbs...

It’s human nature to slack off

It’s 1935- The depression is barely over, not over for a lot of people, yet this yarn wench chooses to slack off her work, and get cigarette stench all over the product. I guess it’s human nature to take advantage of the boss, she’s probably only making like a...

Review of Wu-Minglu MP3 sleep sportsband

PROS: Built well Volume adjustment right there on my forehead NO noise leak, my wife can’t even hear it. Charge lasts 8 hours + Good price (Less than $20) See it here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WG1NF38/ (not an affiliate link) CONS: Speakers barely good enough to listen to podcasts. Speakers do not...

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 minutes. That’s close enough for a retired guy. Now if I can just figure out a good way to conceal the cord....

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 are just nasty. Looking for an alternative, I see that Amazon has pump bottle toothpaste, (expensive) and even toothpaste tablets that you chew to...

Cash, Grass, or…

I had a sticker on my dashboard years ago, the one that says “CASH GRASS or ASS*. Nobody rides for free.” Usually, my friend Mario was riding shotgun, I didn’t smoke grass, Mario had no cash, and I certainly didn’t want his ass. So it wasn’t a very effective...