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11/10/2020 1:45 pm  #1


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When quality products at bargain prices were offered directly to the public...
https://i.postimg.cc/rm7myytc/joybuzzer.jpg


Exotic products from exotic lands you've yearned for...
https://i.postimg.cc/NfDcpffM/lovrpotions.jpg

Products which not only fulfilled desires but taught valuable lessons in consumerism. 


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11/11/2020 1:18 am  #2


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I wonder if people thought it snot a good idea...
https://i.postimg.cc/50yGXYtD/snootflute.jpg


These would help the homeless crisis...

https://i.postimg.cc/rFGkX4R9/frontier.jpg


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11/13/2020 1:36 am  #3


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Whip it, whip it good, give the past the slip, whip it on down the road...
https://i.postimg.cc/QxL9zfvM/Devo.jpg

For a quarter how can you lose...
https://i.postimg.cc/fyWz407B/inyoface.jpg

 

Last edited by xoxoxoBruce (11/13/2020 1:41 am)


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11/13/2020 9:49 am  #4


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xoxoxoBruce wrote:

Whip it, whip it good, give the past the slip, whip it on down the road...
https://i.postimg.cc/QxL9zfvM/Devo.jpg


 

I see that Whip-It came out in 1980.  I remember shortly after it came out, maybe in the following year, when I would have been 14 years old, I had a mildly embarrassing moment that stayed in the recesses of my mind all these years later.

There was a section of old chain, maybe from a broken swing set or something, just kicking around.  I found myself holding it and marveling at how a chain moves.  It was sort of like a rope, but with more substance behind it.  It flexed nicely when you would swing it around a little.  I was just appreciating the inherent beauty of the chain. These links of solid metal that together formed a flexible chain.  So I tried really swinging it and started slamming it against the driveway.  It was really satisfying. I guess a 14 year old boy has some pent up energy.  So I spent a few minutes just whipping this one spot of the driveway with the chain, oblivious to the world.  Just me and the chain.

And then the next door neighbor came over to me and started singing Devo's Whip It.

Another thing about 14 year old boys is that they are old enough to be self conscious.

 

11/13/2020 5:16 pm  #5


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You didn't have much choice since you weren't allowed to have slaves anymore.

Texas Tongs sound good in theory if you want to take the sport out of sport fishing.
 https://i.postimg.cc/Pq3fcj2D/texas-tongs.jpg


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11/13/2020 8:19 pm  #6


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If I get within five feet of a fish hook, it ends up stuck  in me somewhere.  Never fails, for 70 years.
That device would just make it worse.
What they need is a safety, like a gun.

 

11/14/2020 12:25 am  #7


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I can understand your reticence with that track record.
I use to go fishing every Sunday for 6 to 8 months of the year. I did that for over 20 years until my partner died and never got hooked. I've been pricked but never deep enough for the barbs to come into play where I couldn't pull it out without pushing it though. I've had a fish spit a lure with 2 or 3 treble hooks on it so it came back at me like a missile but managed to chuck and jive out of harms way.

I've been lucky or maybe rewarded for being a very good boy.


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11/18/2020 11:52 pm  #8


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The sweet country sounds of Tennessee...
https://i.postimg.cc/zBS2hcj7/tennsounds.jpg


Moo-ving along...
https://i.postimg.cc/Xv9sMzTW/bagbalm.jpg


All kidding aside, that's good stuff there.


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11/20/2020 6:56 pm  #9


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I heard about the Duck & Cover drill, and sampled the awful Civil Defense Crackers from the dorm air-raid shelter, but was completely unaware of the need for special soap.

https://i.postimg.cc/7hh1XJYR/A-bomb.jpg


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11/24/2020 10:03 pm  #10


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Get in on the ground floor, grab a franchise, get rich, and have fun demonstrating for/training customers.
https://i.postimg.cc/ZnBmHvMc/bathtub.jpg
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12/06/2020 3:20 pm  #11


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I've heard of having a party in your pocket but not an orchestra...

https://i.postimg.cc/Hk4NxTBb/honer.jpg


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12/09/2020 2:10 am  #12


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Sigh, you used to be able to buy high class accessories cheap...
https://i.postimg.cc/jjLPwzhc/hiclass1.jpg


https://i.postimg.cc/zX8hSmjV/Hiclass2.jpg

That was in 1954.


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12/09/2020 7:59 am  #13


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Is that out of the Warshaski catalog?


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12/10/2020 2:58 am  #14


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fargon wrote:

Is that out of the Warshaski catalog?

JC Whitney which is the same thing, same people.


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12/12/2020 7:19 pm  #15


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Mmm yummy canned meat...
https://i.postimg.cc/vZZX5syW/meats.jpg


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12/12/2020 7:29 pm  #16


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Amazing.


Amazing.


J C Whitney, I've heard of.  What have you heard of Manny, Moe, and Jack?


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12/12/2020 8:06 pm  #17


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I haven't seen the Pep Boys in 20 years.


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12/12/2020 10:36 pm  #18


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No more callers, pl9. We have a winner!

fargon!


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12/13/2020 12:57 pm  #19


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930 Pep Boys in 2017 according to Wikipedia.

 

12/13/2020 1:12 pm  #20


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I Love my country, I fear the government.
 
 

12/13/2020 9:13 pm  #21


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We have about 20 Pep Boys around Philly.

edit: Their match books are fun...

https://i.postimg.cc/zfPcJ97k/pepboys.jpg

Last edited by xoxoxoBruce (12/13/2020 9:25 pm)


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12/23/2020 3:43 am  #22


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Not really advertising...

https://i.postimg.cc/d30HnCXM/phillips-screws.jpg


I suspect they thought it would remain in the industrial world but letting you know you might see one.


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12/23/2020 9:15 am  #23


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"non-skid" *pfft*

 

12/23/2020 12:39 pm  #24


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For simple household use, I like the Phillips/straight combo.
For our motocross and enduro bikes in the '70s, we replaced the Phillips with Allen heads. 

 

12/23/2020 1:05 pm  #25


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Square drive are pretty sweet.  They don't cam out and will stay on the bit, even when held sideways.

 

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