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Friday, November 22, 2013


I didn't care for Tab. It was kind of bitter and left a bad after-taste in my mouth. A lot of people did like it, though, although in hindsight they all seemed to be women. I don't remember any men liking Tab. Even in the above ad the glass has a female contour. I guess it was universally a chick thing. I believe the above ad is from '78.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

1978 classic:

Nobody could out-sing Madeline Kahn.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Oh the children and the flowers are my sisters and my brothers,
Their laughter and their loveliness can clear a cloudy day.
Like the music of the mountains and the colors of the rainbow,
They're a promise of the future, and a blessing for today.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Back in the day, I would have begged my folks for the above pants but they probably would have said "no". Sometimes they were just no darn fun. Of course, if I found a pair today there'd be nobody to stop me from buying them, but there's no way I'd even be caught dead in them now..

Reverse gender discrimination:

To this day I'm still upset that this was marketed strictly as a "girl's toy". I secretly wanted one so bad, but since it was a "girl's toy" I was embarrassed even to ask for it. I know you can't have everything, but still ...

So how many of you had...

... a pull-ring zipper shirt back in the day?? Of course it would have to be back in the day because I don't think they make them any more. And if they did make them, I doubt you could find any in the above tragic brown/orange color combination, which I'm guessing is circa '72. I wonder what the rest of the shirt looks like.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veteran's Day 2013

A big thank you to all who served, and are serving. You're the best.

Had it:

Well I didn't, my folks did. It was the above model because I distinctly remember the yellow check-pattern on the coffee maker's face. I'd forgotten what the filter container boxes looked like. I think they got it sometime around '74. I'm not sure if that's when they were invented, but I'd never seen one before that. Prior to their Mr. Coffee, my folks had one of the old aluminum perkers with the glass knob at the top that to this day I have no idea how to use.
BTW, not to be too off-topic, but the spell-check wants me to change "perkers" to "porkers" or "peckers"...

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Misc. Remembrance:

Whenever we visited my grandmother in Chatham back in the day, she always had a fresh batch of Toll House cookies that she'd made just for our visit. She kept them in a tin in her pantry. We'd arrive at the house, I'd give her the obligatory hug, then head right for the pantry and dive into the cookies. The tin was usually empty by the next day. And come to think of it, I don't think anybody else ate them. I still have a thing for Toll House cookies, but making the cookies is such an effort so now I just eat the chips right out of the bag..

Friday, November 08, 2013