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.
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
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
He were walking around in Studio City and encountered these fun garbage can planters, in the parking lot of an AM/PM, of all places. I think it’s a law in California, all trash receptacles are going green… and whimsical.
I was getting a picture of Daphne with this minion, trying to get a better shot. Should have put it in video, the Minion has a hilarious double-take when after the picture I said, “I need to take another picture! He blinked!”
We spotted this graffiti in a sketchy alley off of Hollywood Blvd. last week. I think “Dirt Cobain” was the name of some street dude’s scruffy mongrel (Those are the best kind). RIP, Dirt. I didn’t know Dirt, but apparently he was someone’s beloved pet. This is all speculation.
We were shuffling down the Walk of Stars in Hollywood a few days ago, and I came across these; Mister Rogers and… Sarah Silverman? I love them both, but worlds are colliding here. The only connection I can think of, is they both visit the land of make believe. A tour guide said there were… >Read More
There was a subtle earthy aroma, combined with the scent of disinfectant, which gave me comfort. >Read More
Strange objects were always popping up at our previous house, and here too we have some mystery objects from time to time. This metal plate was under the gravel edging the front yard. At 12.6 ounces, probably came off of some heavy duty contraption? It’s about 5.5″ by 2.5″and a half inch thick. The main… >Read More