December 11, 2009


My favorite tissue's brand is the Kleenex. I did some research on the internet looking for a background information about Kleenex. In a nutshell, what I learned was that it started in 1924 as a disposable cleansing tissue to remove cold face cream. It was a substitute for the towel, and was seen as a healthier alternative. But many people also used it as disposable handkerchiefs before Kleenex started promoting it as a "sneezing tool". It was in 1930 when it finally took off as the disposable handkerchief product that we know of today. It became very popular with the public and was a big success for the company.

About Kleenex

The link below has many ads-comics featuring Little LuLu with the Kleenex (You'll need to keep scrolling to the right to see them all).

Gallery of Kleenex Ads

A short summary about the history of the Kleenex

History Of The Kleenex Tissue

A Kleenex TV Commercial From Italy 1988 (there are no words).

December 10, 2009

A TV In Your Pocket

Do you remember those old portable pocket tvs? I remember those, but have not seen one of those in ages. I actually was not aware they went that far back to the 60's. I always thought they were invented in early 70's. This site has a short history of pocket television with an image of each model attached to it. There is also an ad for most of these tvs.

The image above is from 1963 I think (I am not positive about that part).

The Short "History" Of Pocket TV

*I forgot to mention that you may want to start reading from the main page as well. There are additional short chapters related to hand held tv.

Frank's Handheld - TV Pages

December 8, 2009

YouTube - New Boy

I love this Irish short called "New Boy". It was featured at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2008. The person who posted this on YouTube describes: "A young African boy with a haunting back story starts school in Ireland, and finds out quickly exactly what it means to be the new kid. Winner of Best Narrative Short at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival and nominated for an Oscar." I saw this about a week ago, but when I went back to YouTube, the video was taken off due to copy rights. Much to my surprise, I was just able to find this one here and in an excellent quality.

December 7, 2009

Those Old Dealerships

I love these old dealership photos from the motive magazine - the car lounge's forum. The image at the very top really fascinated me. It practically looks like a living room. The pictures from mid-70's and the early 80's brought me a few memories. I'll never forget the day the family went to the dealership in mid-70's to buy this horrible used Mercury station wagon. I didn't like it, but I liked how you can open the back door in two different ways. It was fun. I remember there was this big "OK" sign in red letters at the dealership. Actually, every once a while I spot a Mercury station wagon.

motive - the car lounge

December 6, 2009

Shhh.. The Silent Is On!

When I was a kid, I enjoyed watching silent movies very much, especially the Charlie Chaplin's movies. Those were the 70's before cable become common and the VCR didn't exist yet). Those movies were always on the PBS channel. At the same time I also enjoyed watching Zorro ;-) So when I saw this site I thought that it was quite a nice site. It has information about movies and the actors. Some other categories are sheet music featuring performers, and unidentified film stills, old articles and more.

One of the reasons that I like this site, is because I can view background and actor pictures. The pictures of the music sheets were interesting.

I can't vouch for the links' page. I checked only several and some of them were expired or had been modified since they were posted. I did recognize a few good sites though.

Silent Film Still Archive