What do you mean, we’re out of quarters?

Long before “Microsoft Flight Simulator”, we had this. It looks kind of silly, a grown man in that thing, but who knows. Maybe it bucks like one of those mechanical bulls they had in taverns years ago....

Something for the parents stuck at home

We are glad that our young uns are grown and not needing to be constantly entertained. This is from the postwar “Comic Cards” with all sorts of risque gags in the collection. I don’t know where guys got these, probably from little ads in the back of “Soldier of...

Get your elbows off the table!

This matchbook makes me crave Italian food, spaghetti like they enjoyed in the movie “Lady and the Tramp”, but the real thing. I have the feeling Rose ran a tight ship, and no pizza before 9pm. Don’t even ask. Chef Bonventre has many knives. Apparently a lot of Italians...

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...

Johnny P wants your vote!

One reason book matches were so useful (back when everybody smoked) you could use them to advertise almost anything, and plenty of copy room. Case in point, Johnny Pelletier, running for 2nd district supervisor, whatever that entails. He had lots of room inside to tout his qualifications, saving the...

It’s just a step to your left…

A less savvy entrepreneur wanting to promote the Rocky Horror Picture Show, would distribute imprinted squirt guns, or little bags of uncooked rice. But “Striking it Rich Enterprises” provided the matches hoping you would use the order form printed inside to order a Rocky Horror T-shirt for $6, too...

Postcard Psych-ops?

This postcard tries to put a positive spin on boot camp activities. Trust me, it’s not that fun. For example, washing dishes – the water is SO HOT, they assign another guy to pour icewater in your gloves. Then again, you can pass the time by watching the antics...

She has a point there!

I have a batch of these “comic cards” from the 50’s. The topless ladies featured all seem to have inflamed nipples and areolas. What’s up with that? She thinks because boys are allowed to remove their shirts, she should be able to also. The authority figure here knows that...

Follow all instructions

It always amazes me what people will eat or drink. Remember when some idiots watching YouTube were eating TIDE PODS? Anyway… I don’t care how new and improved it is, drinking dishwashing liquid is a bad idea....

FORE! Ooops… Sorry alligator

Not sure how old this matchbook from the Miami Country Club is, but the area it was in seems to be a lot of Law and Justice facilities, and a Ross Dress for Less. I see that the golf courses that do exist are shut down though, this Corona...