Lamp Chimney cleaning with bonus annoying sister added for extra misery.
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Lamp chimney cleaning beats protesting.

This 1951 newspaper comic panel appealed to the households who were still waiting for electricity, I guess. Although I wonder if they had the extra…

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Wholesale gun ad 1960
Posted in Mildly Interesting The Advertising

My team won, see?

This 1960 copy of “Spare Time” has a lot of money making opportunities, but not sure about the little 22 pistols wholesaling for $6.95 The…

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unicorn poop game
Posted in Mildly Interesting Puzzles and games

Let’s play in the poop! YAY!

I was doing some Christmas shopping and ran across this Hasbro game, “Don’t Step in it!” (It’s an Amazon exclusive!) You play it on a…

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Posted in Mildly Interesting The Advertising

Pepsi giveth, Pepsi taketh away.

I heard that Pepsi came out with a special seasonal flavor, Apple Pie Pepsi. They say it “mimics the texture and mouth-feel of apple pie.”…

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Little Johnny jokes still exist

I know college kids these days have no sense of humor, but for the rest of us who enjoy a tacky, juvenile joke now and…

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Letter from mean sister 1939
Posted in Ephemera Mildly Interesting

Slovenly Sister

I have come into possession of a large batch of letters received many years ago by a lady named Helen. Most of these are from…

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Child's view of a polluted earth
Posted in Back in My Day Mildly Interesting

Drawing = Sitting down and being quiet

This is a project from my son in 2nd or 3rd grade I guess. Apparently the idea was to draw an anti-pollution poster. Because pollution…

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Clown with giant match
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Bring the kids to Vegas??

Here’s an early, early Circus Circus matchbook. I wonder if the clown dude was a mascot at some time, or just a whim. There is…

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Sad martini-drinking clown matchbox
Posted in Mildly Interesting The Matchbooks

The chemical way

I don’t normally collect match BOXES, just match BOOK covers. But you have to love the martini drinking sad clown on this one. I don’t…

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Custom truck in European truck simulatior game
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When you HAVE to get out

One thing that has helped my fragile sanity in these dark times is playing AMERICAN TRUCK SIMULATOR and it’s cousin EUROPEAN TRUCK SIMULATOR. I turn…

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