After about 20 years, we are packing it in. Closing our doors. Shutting down, shutting up, and moving on. We are selling our remaining inventory on ebay, craigslist, the local auction house, basically, whatever works. Ideally, in a few months, there will be room in the garage for a ping-pong table, or a Ferrari. Hopefully,… >Read More
Today is the 39th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens, May 18th 1980. I was just 20 then, and barely noticed the ash fall; I lived and worked in the gritty industrial area around Seattle’s Harbor Island. My car was always covered with gritty crap anyway. Then again, my girlfriend at the time… >Read More
We just got a Bibo 3D printer/Laser Engraver, been trying to put it together; Ran into this poorly installed fan… That was an easy fix, maybe the screw backed out in transit. More concerning, we got it all put together, but it won’t power up. I took the cover off the power area (Probably frowned… >Read More
Used to be some gasoline had a proprietary antiknock compound in it called “Ethyl”. If I had been old enough to be a gas station attendant back then, and if someone asked for the gas with Ethyl in it, I would have been obligated to mutter “If Ethyl don’t mind!” and then spill gas on… >Read More
This postcard is pretty tame by today’s standards, although there are always the perpetually offended. An Army Sgt. writes to a married lady back home; “Hello Fern, Why don’t I hear from you anymore? I wrote to you twice in ten days & no answer. Have I offended you in some way? If so I… >Read More
You have to decide. Lie in the dark with Flicko, or flick his snotty red nose to make the lights come on?
The famed Pioneer Club lays it on the line in this 1948 gaming guide; “Maybe you’ll TAKE the SLOT MACHINES… or vice versa!” Nevermind the BS below that about being pleasantly surprised… Vice Versa it is, and by the time you leave, you will be well versed in the vices.
This was one of those yard sales with dozens of boxes o’crap on tables in the yard, most with no price. They had I think grandma sitting in the carport taking payment. She had no idea what this little box was, pushed the “Yee Haw” button and cracked up. I lumped it in with all… >Read More
The February, 1956 edition of Town Journal magazine predicted cars would be controlled by devices embedded in the pavement. They didn’t see the advances in optics and electronics enabling self-driving cars to use any pavement. Apparently game playing technology was not expected to improve- This family is playing dominos, I think. I don’t think they… >Read More
U&I Sugar had a mascot, maybe only at Christmas? A gingerbread boy, smiling because he doesn’t know that his fate is sealed. This guy was in the 12-1-65 Everett Herald. You could send a U&I label and some money to get a cookie sheet, cake pan, either came with a “Gingerbread Boy Pattern”. (I thought… >Read More