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Archive for the ‘Gift Ideas’ Category

It’s National Carbonate Your Reptiles Day!

Monday, 9 July 2018

[Found here.]

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Mr. Balloonie Dances, Wiggles, and It’s Almost Human.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Yeah, that’ll keep the little bastard occupied for a few seconds.

[Found here.]

Monopoly – The “I Can’t Even” Version

Monday, 18 June 2018

[Found here via here. Related posts here and here.]

“Um, Hasbro. May I have a word with you?”

Monday, 30 April 2018

It appears that Hasbro has repackaged Milton Bradley‘s classic “The Game of Life” (which it owns) with a more accurate title. Good thing there’s a warning that the “poop” contains wheat.

[Advertisement vid here, image & copy found here, via here.]

 

Outside the Automotive Department

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Someone went shopping for a new car. I wanna know how.

[Found here.]

Sandy’s Can Cars

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Many sources mis-attribute these sculptures to eccentric Australian Albert (Tapper) Torney, but they’re the work of New Zealander Sandy, who sells plans and displays finished models here.

His process is brilliant, meticulous and it’s pure awesome.

[h/t Nancy H. via email]

Best Cookbook Ever.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Mickler compiled these rural recipes of great artery clogging goodness. Be sure to check with your doctor first before trying them, and no, there aren’t any possum or squirrel recipes. For those you need a copy of The Foxfire Appalachian Cookbook.


[Found in our kitchen, reminded of it by Amy Oops.]

Charles Brace Darrow’s Contribution To The World: Monopoly

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Darrow’s “Monopoly” made him a millionaire, but it wasn’t completely original. It was an adaptation of “The Landlord’s Game” patented over three decades earlier by Elizabeth J. Magie:

 

Elizabeth Phllips (nee Magie) renewed her patent in 1924.

[Found here.]

Another Great Christmas Gift Idea – Safety Matches

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

[Found here, available here. Chet Phillips’ artwork is awesome.]

Another Great Christmas Idea – Elmolester

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

[Found here.]


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