April 17, 2014
So, in 1972, Church’s Fried Chicken sponsored a chess tournament (“This historic tournament pitted the proven ability of the experienced superstars against the sparkling ambition of the most exciting young grandmasters”, according to the back cover) in San Antonio. I never would have guessed. (from San Antonio 72: Church’s Fried Chicken First International Chess Tournament by Bent Larsen and David N. L. Levy, 1973)

So, in 1972, Church’s Fried Chicken sponsored a chess tournament (“This historic tournament pitted the proven ability of the experienced superstars against the sparkling ambition of the most exciting young grandmasters”, according to the back cover) in San Antonio. I never would have guessed. (from San Antonio 72: Church’s Fried Chicken First International Chess Tournament by Bent Larsen and David N. L. Levy, 1973)

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April 8, 2014
Kroger Dutch instant cocoa mix (ca. late 1970s).

Kroger Dutch instant cocoa mix (ca. late 1970s).

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February 25, 2014
Home of Challenge Pissing. (from “Big Bill Hell’s”, an ad parody made at Baltimore station WBFF in 1990 [source])

Home of Challenge Pissing. (from “Big Bill Hell’s”, an ad parody made at Baltimore station WBFF in 1990 [source])

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February 13, 2014

TV Guide Cook Booklet (1970). Not only did TV Guide used to feature recipes, they were evidently popular enough to warrant a compilation.

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February 11, 2014
Dungeons & Dragons Computer Labyrinth Game by Mattel Electronics, 1980.

Dungeons & Dragons Computer Labyrinth Game by Mattel Electronics, 1980.

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January 29, 2014

Animation from the title sequence of Trade-offs (1978).

January 29, 2014
How do I apply for this job? (from Monster Manual II, 1983: words by Gary Gygax, art by Harry Quinn)

How do I apply for this job? (from Monster Manual II, 1983: words by Gary Gygax, art by Harry Quinn)

January 23, 2014
My great-aunt had this mug. I always found the colors and the artwork to be incredibly charming.

My great-aunt had this mug. I always found the colors and the artwork to be incredibly charming.

January 22, 2014

"People were pressing against the glass, people were crying. They were screaming ‘Let me in. Let me in.’"

"When the doors opened at the North Miami Beach store, 150 shoppers rushed inside, knocking down a 75-year-old man who had been waiting since 8 a.m." (from the Lakeland (Florida) Ledger, November 26, 1983)

January 5, 2014
"In my head, Cobra Commander sounds like Orson Welles."—Larry Hama (quoted in/image from The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe 1982-1994: Identification and Price Guide by Mark Bellomo [2009])

"In my head, Cobra Commander sounds like Orson Welles."—Larry Hama (quoted in/image from The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe 1982-1994: Identification and Price Guide by Mark Bellomo [2009])

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