Category Archives: Blast from the Past

The Falling Leaves

My Dad discovered the consequences of moving from South Philadelphia to South Jersey in the form of tons of leaves each Autumn. We had a number of trees in our yard including apple, cherry and even a pear tree which … Continue reading

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When Black Friday Comes!

This is a terrific hour-long collection of vintage toy commercials from the 1950s, 1960s and maybe a couple from the 70s. Continue reading

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Over the River and Through the Woods

During those long road trips when nobody could agree on what songs to sing along to or The License Plate Game proved to be a bust, a heaping stack of comic books was Mom and Dad’s best friend. They were … Continue reading

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Our Biggest Hit

How To Sew An iPod Case – Part Deux Despite Apple’s ceasing production of iPods more than a year ago, this post continues to be our most popular. Maybe people are adopting the sewing pattern for use with cell phones, … Continue reading

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Pathos in a Pencil?

I found this unusual advertisement for artist pencils in a 1976 issue of American Artist. Ads nowadays usually push whimsy to would-be artists — never pathos.

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And he shows them pearly white…

In the wake of the blockbuster success of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws (1975) there came a spate of books and publications designed strictly to cash in on the fascination with man-eating sharks. Sure, there may have been the occasional issue of … Continue reading

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He’s a Pinball Wizard!!!

Making the Pinball Machine Costume Enjoy this blast from the past, and if you’re going to attempt this costume for Halloween, time’s wasting! Hop to it! Click the link above!

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There’s No Escape from a DEADLINE!

Back in the late 1990s I was exploring the illustrative possibilities of my newly purchased Power Mac 7300. I put a lot of time and effort chasing down what meager information I could via a dial-up modem; picking the brains … Continue reading

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