September 14, 2007

September 14, 2007

"Visiting" this house made me feel like one of those Keebler's elves... It made me feel like I was in a Tolkien house somewhere out there in Hobbitland. When you go visit, pay close attention to the navigation map.
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According to the site's FAQ, Scrappy was a star of a cartoon series from 1931-1941. Unlike most cartoons back then, he was a human boy. The cartoon was produced by Charles Mintz studio and released by Columbia. The website is designed in black and white.

Ah.. what can I say? After all, this info is from a Home Economics High School Text Book in 1954.

September 12, 2007

September 12, 2007

Yesterday I was too busy to post. But here are three new links.

This is a nice and simple site that has photos of old classic car ads. This site is in both German and English with illustrations and real photographs of the cars.

You can see the chapters of this booklet with illustrations. It's interesting that there were people who believed you could survive a nuclear war of such scale.

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Cesar Santander is an artist who specializes in photorealistic paintings of toys. My favorite painting is of Tom & Jerry. He also has paintings for sale if you are interested in purchasing from him.

September 10, 2007

September 10, 2007

Sep 10, 2007

Today I made some changes to the blog's format. I have enabled comments from users. However, I am still unable to figure out why I can't highlight the links. The code I've tried does not work the way I'd like to. So for now, you'll have to use the "copy" and "paste" method, while I'm trying to figure out the problem.

Another change that I've decided to make is not to use a theme for each day. I realized that it will limit me, and won't serve much purpose.

Arthur Radenbaugh (1906-1974) was a top commercial illustrator to highly known companies. He worked in Detroit from the 1930's to the 1960's. He was an incredible futuristic artist. Quite amazing I'd say.
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Do you remember Rubik's Cube? The Hacky Sack? Pet Rock? Hula Hoop? Op-Yop? I don't see the Banana seat bike here though.

These are the "Golden Era Eateries" that still exist. There is a logo next to the brief history of each restaurant. Plenty of nostalgia even if you are not old enough to reminiscence those days. Even Nathan's is included.

September 9, 2007

September 9, 2007

This is my second day tweaking this blog. An old friend of mine has suggested that I'll add the RSS feed feature. It is now enabled. There are so many out there on the net, that I'd love to share with you. For now, plan A is, to post 2 or 3 links per day, with a common theme.

Today's theme is "toys":

This toy is originally from the 1950's. But in the 1990's a new version appeared. Here you can see a picture of a modern day "X-Ray Specs" glasses, and an ad for the original one. In addition to all this, according to the author, the precursor for this item is the "Wonder Tube" from the 1940. It is shown as well:

Looking for picture of your favorite toys from the 70's perhaps? Maybe you are trying to remember what your fave toy looked like? Or maybe you have an itch for basking in a nostalgic mood? You might just find it all here. Well, these not exactly pictures of the actual toys. These are ads of toys. It's amazing to see how simplistic these were in those days in comparison to today's toys.

I am a big fan of "Topps Wacky Packages" as I still collect those. I vaguely rememeber opening the wraps to find out what's new for today. The excitement. They were so creative don't you think? They are still made today, but they do not have the charm and the creativity of the original ones. The classic ones from the 60's and the 70's were truly the best! I still chuckle when I look at my collection, or just pictures of them on the net. Today, some of these stickers are very hard to find, and so rare. That if it was possible, you could even pay rent in some places with some of these cards! Especially the most eluded ones.

To learn more about this hobby go to this site. Don't forget to check out the "Other Wacky Page" links as well: