Vintage Shoe From Puerto Rico?

You’ve seen the old classic t-shirts making fun of a family member going somewhere and only bringing back a lousy tee-shirt (which brings to mind this great twist on the joke), but you may not laugh at the shirts after seeing this gem.

A small wooden shoe or sandal, with a crocheted vamp, marked “Puerto Rico”. Perhaps an odd little souvenir, especially with a trio of holes (presumably to hold pencils?), but the real kicker is the sicker on the bottom… Made in the Philippines.

Pooh To You

I’ve shared my thoughts on the old Jell-O recipes, but there’s a recent story I haven’t shared with you…

Recently, at one of our yard sales, I sold a couple of college guys a retro Jell-O cookbook simply because of this firm beliefs that meat-gelatin salads are disgusting — not only that, I also sold him a retro Wilton cake pan in the shape of Winne The Pooh to go with it. That way, he could mix up a batch of some slimy-meat-salad, let it set in the mould, and serve “Pooh Salad.”

Hey, he bought it all; hook, line, and stinker. But as of yet, I’ve no invite to such a dining experience.

Thank heavens.

I Said “It’s A Classic” Not “It’s Classy”

Everyone loves to get a potty humor birthday card. But not everyone understands potty humor. Sometimes illustrations are not enough; you have to make the potty-puns really large.

Do you remember when you were a WEE WEE tot –
And they took you out of your WARM WARM cot –
And made you sit on a COLD COLD POT –

and made you WEE-Wee whether you could or not

Well – that’s just a “DROP in the BUCKET”
compared to my wish for you today!

Happy Birthday!

Butt wait, there’s more! On the back:

Here’s hopin’ you have fun ‘REGULARLY’ year after year!

The seller says this vintage greeting card is from the 1940’s or 50’s; made by Nova Laugh Cards.

And that’s about all I “CAN” say ‘cuz I’m “POOPED” out talking about this card.

Old Wacky Packages, New New New!

On April Fool’s Day, Topps released Wacky Packages Book New New New, a hardcover book celebrating the iconic, infantile, and insane stickers which kids like me were so stuck on in the 1970s. Like the first volume, this book packs in the images of the product parodies on glossy pages, with art three-times the size of the original stickers. Also like the first book, this one comes wrapped in a waxy dust jacket to resemble the original packs of stickers — and there are even four never-before-seen Wacky Package stickers inside.

Mercifully, there’s no gum. Just images of it. And that’s enough to remind me of the pain one endured to get those stickers. After all, mom and dad were watching; you had to at least appear to like the gum to ensure you could buy more stickers.