Category: Mildly Interesting

Protection for the stormwater retention pond 0

Protection for the stormwater retention pond

This broken Virgin Mary appeared years ago at “Petey’s Pond” (So dubbed after the dog I had when we discovered it). Someone put her back together as best they could, and she has greeted...

God help us, we’re in the hands of botanists. 0

God help us, we’re in the hands of botanists.

I was enjoying a fine hamburger and Coke meal at Don’s in Marysville until Teresa pointed out the Treeranosaurus Rex behind the gas station.

Dimensional shame in 3D printing. 0

Dimensional shame in 3D printing.

Here’s my first attempt to make stackable bins to fit in the vertical file cubbyholes that my dad built into this fine secretary desk. You see I left the brim on so it won’t...

DOG SMUGGLING! 0

DOG SMUGGLING!

What is this mutt doing in the trunk of my car?? The answer may surprise you! OK, not too surprising. I was putting some stuff in the trunk, and he leaped in. Maybe before...

A poll for the ladies 0

A poll for the ladies

I think it’s the lady on the upper right. She can’t be bothered with having a period, and makes her husband do it.

PIONEER CLUB: The honest Casino 0

PIONEER CLUB: The honest Casino

The famed Pioneer Club lays it on the line in this 1948 gaming guide; “Maybe you’ll TAKE the SLOT MACHINES… or vice versa!” Nevermind the BS below that about being pleasantly surprised… Vice Versa...

What Happened to the Restless Mouse? 0

What Happened to the Restless Mouse?

After about 20 years, The Restless Mouse Novelty Company is packing it in. Closing our doors. Shutting down, shutting up, and moving on. We are selling our remaining inventory on ebay, craigslist, the local...

The Future is now, sort of. 0

The Future is now, sort of.

The February, 1956 edition of Town Journal magazine predicted cars would be controlled by devices embedded in the pavement. They didn’t see the advances in optics and electronics enabling self-driving cars to use any...

Cans of Studio City 0

Cans of Studio City

We were walking around in Studio City and encountered these fun garbage can planters, in the parking lot of an AM/PM, of all places. I think it’s a law in California, all trash receptacles...