Observation for Now

Ours is the only country deliberately founded upon a good
idea.


--John Gunther



Coming in October

Coming in October

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Camp Out in Your Living Room!

Yes, with this Frontier Cabin you could do that.

It was made out of "Dupont Polyethelene," which makes me think it was a pre-printed sheet of rubber meant to be draped over a card table.

Does anybody know more about it?

Like many of the other ads, this one is from a 1961 issue of Superboy.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Mothman Still Puzzles

As you probably know, the 2002 film The Mothman Prophecies was "based on true events" that happened in 1967 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

John Keel, who was a newspaperman at the time, investigated the reports of a strange flying creature and wrote a book from which the movie arose.

The film's character called Alexander Leek, a writer interviewed by Richard Gere's John Klein, more or less represents Keel's viewpoint -- the more attention you pay to the paranormal, the more attention it may pay to you.

And you shouldn't really desire that.

Here are two books by Jeff Wamsley, one of the original witnesses from 1967.
Oftentimes, investigations into the Great Garuda (as Keel called it -- look it up!) veer off into other lands of fancy.

A case in point is any of the series of books entitled The Mothman's Photographer.

See you again soon, and stay tuned for Blog-o-Ween, with a post-a-day in October!

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Treasure Chest of Fun

More mail-order offers from 1961.

Take your pick from foaming sugar, hot candy, atomic smoke bomb, and -- don't forget -- you too can be tough!

Me, I was so tough in the 4th grade that 2nd-graders hit me.
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