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Monday, September 7, 2009
Bacon & Eggs On Your Fridge
Friday, July 24, 2009
Last Dance With Mary Jane
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Early Product Placement
Monday, May 18, 2009
Modern Woman Monday: Kate Smith
Friday, May 15, 2009
Craft-Scan Friday: Make Amusing Table Favors From Fruits & Vegetables
Found inside this vintage issue of Modern Woman Magazine.
Monday, March 16, 2009
A Comic Male Quartette
Friday, March 6, 2009
"Do I sound like that?" "Yes."
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Have A Coke & A Smile
Saturday, January 10, 2009
How To Talk To The Soda Jerk
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Hires Root Beer Package, 1890
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Annual Family Tradition
Maybe it's cheese; maybe it's not (you can find out at Flickr). But then the food isn't really the issue now, is it.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Giant Thinks Jack A Killer-Diller
Thursday, December 11, 2008
"The Potato Babies, And How They Grew"
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Everything's Better When It's Kitsch On A Ritz
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Yeast, The New Way -- And You'll Like It
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Nothing Warms Them Up Like Baked Goods
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sucaryl On This
I look slimmer when I wear my tablecloths too, bitch.
But seriously... Sucaryl ® is Cyclamate, and was banned in the US for cancer. Which sort of begs the question about just what would be the cause of any weight loss.
If you can stand more strange factoids about Sucaryl®, check this info from Wikipedia:
Like many artificial sweeteners, the sweetness of cyclamate was discovered by accident. Michael Sveda was working in the lab on the synthesis of anti-fever medication. He put his cigarette down on the lab bench and when he put it back in his mouth he discovered the sweet taste of cyclamate.Just how do lab rats manage to survive at all?
Ad found in The Dakota Farmer, "Dakota's Own Magazine", April 18, 1959.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Thanks, But I Prefer Bald Condiment Dispensers
But honestly, who wants to shake salt or pepper from them, knowing full well that dust & whatever else sits in the rabbit fur will also be shaken, not stirred, onto your food?
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
The Pink Rectangular Hole In His Heart
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Milk-Mucus Connection Found
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Will. Not. Eat.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
We Said A-Beef-Hot-Links!
Friday, July 25, 2008
Choo-Choo Charlie & Me
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Hooray! Whee! For Chef Boy-ar-dee!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
They Quickly Learned To Keep The Knives Away From Susan
Via LJ's Vintage Ad Community (we're still crediting them, hoping they'll credit us with the stuff they score here).
UPDATE: Hey, StumbleUpon folks -- there's a lot more at KKC, so start at the beginning and get so dizzy with the delights that folks will need to keep the knives away from you too.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Someone Needs A Napkin
Friday, June 20, 2008
How Florida Secures A Great Harvest
Friday, April 4, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Modern Woman Monday: 1000 Ways To Make Yourself Beautiful
This book will disclose to you the Beauty Secrets of the Movie Stars. You, too, can be "most divinely fair," as irresistible as your favorite Glamour Queen. Imagine the thrill of hearing someone say about you, "Isn't she Glamorous, isn't she lovely!"You can find out more about my obsession with Mariposa in my article at Collectors' Quest. (And I welcome any knowledge you have about her!)
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Thursday Thirteen: Hello, 1964!
(I skipped TT last week here, so you can't be sick of me.)
#1 Musical Jump Rope with clown head handles?! No matter how fast you skip and run, those clowns follow you!
#2 Amazing any of the Breck's solitaire game boards, made of "feather-light Dylite" (aka Styrofoam) survived. (I know they have, every once and awhile I spot them at thrift stores -- even without being in a box. Which means someone had to carry it in gingerly, separately, from the other donated goods. Amazing.)
#4 Vicks: Where huffing begins.
#5 & 6 For those that believe in the separation of Church & State, 15 Religious Figures and 35 Presidential Statues -- each with their own display.
#7 Arthur Godfrey says Tintex takes the guesswork out of fabric dying.
Now that you've seen the ad, let's talk. What's the deal with this celeb endorsement? Was Godfrey a big ol' butch male crafter -- the Rosey Grier of his time?
(Well, it does look like Godfrey's has his experiences with dying... Look at those splotches on his face.)
#8 Black Eyed Suzie Flowerkins. I saw her live on stage at CBGB's.
#9 & 10 In an issue of Workbasket we find Women Who Make Cents. Some ingenious gal gives away her secrets for making money by using her left over netting to make hair nets. I'd say selling her business idea to the magazine for $2 is more money than she ever made or would have made from the sale of hair nets, no matter what decade.
Also in this column on ways for women to "add to the family income" are directions for bronzing baby shoes at home:
Fill a pair of baby shoes completely with plaster of Paris. Allow to dry or set. Then spray with gold or bronze paint, giving them 2 or 3 coats. Then sell for $2.50 to $3.50 per pair.OK, I won't argue the cost v. profit ratio (I'm too lazy to research the cost of baby shoes, plaster of Paris and paint in 1964), but isn't the point of bronzing baby booties to both preserve your own child's booties (memories) and to actually bronze them?
#11 If you can't see the bleach container for the pig and actually need instructions and a pattern to make Pretty Priscilla, perhaps you've moved from huffing Vicks to snorting Clorox.
#12 Royal made a "nutty new flavor" in 1964 -- "a proud new pudding that combines the creaminess of caramel with the crunch of toasted bits of cashews!"
A) cashew quickly pudding became as pricey as cashmere pudding & out-priced anything in the boxed dessert (including the other Royal flavors, by the case)
B) like me, few desired crunchy pudding.
#13 Just when you thought pudding couldn't get any nuttier...
My-T-Fine pudding pushed a pudding and pantyhose promo.
I'm at a bit of a loss here because hubby keeps me to the PG-13 rule, but naturally, when I hear of pudding and pantyhose I think of a control-top -- and a breathable cotton crotch. The ad mentions neither.
Nor does it actually state pantyhose, but rather reads "nylon fashion hosiery." Not that pudding in my stockings sounds much better.
...But now I'm treading on the too-thin PG-13 ice. I don't want to skate the issue; he makes me. You, however, may play with "pudding" and "ladies' hosiery" and "My-T-Fine" and see what you come up with.
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Saturday, March 1, 2008
I Love Chiquita Banana, So I'm Here To Say...
Chiquita Banana was then drawn by artist Dik Browne who also drew the Campbell Soup kids and Hagar the Horrible.
According to Weird Wild Realm:
Patty Clayton was the first radio voice of Chiquita for radio in 1944, followed by Elsa Miranda for 1945-6 promotional tour. Elsa Puerto Rican not related to the Brazillian singer in the fruit hat who inspired the character of Chiquita Banana.Also see Animation Archive's Chiquita Banana theatrical animation info.
Here's the original Chiquita Banana theatrical ad:
Chiquita became so popular that parody ensued... I give you Juanita Banana by the Peels (1965).
In 1987 artist Oscar Grillo, creator of the Pink Panther, transformed Chiquita Banana from banana woman into a woman. And that's about when I lost interest in her.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Pink Elephant Hang-Over
Monday, February 18, 2008
Why was eating Kraft Macaroni and Cheese grand, but just spotting a box of this stuff in the pantry a sign that you were indeed among the poor kids?