Five Things – 3.12.12

1.  Danger Mouse – Probably one of my first non-parental role models growing up, Danger Mouse was a British cartoon that aired over here on Nickelodeon in the 1980s. It was a sendup of the British spy programs, though I didn’t really get the parody aspect of it at the time.  All I saw was a butt-kicking mouse with an eyepatch and a hamster sidekick, who drove a flying car and sometimes went into space.

Danger Mouse

Watching it again as an adult, the dry humor really comes through – passes right over children’s heads and hits the grownups between the eyes.

 

 

2.  Toddy Cold Brew – I’m a pretty huge coffee fan, but my stomach isn’t! I’ve been experimenting with different brewing methods to find a balance between a great tasting cup and a low acidity brew.  My most recent success has been with the Toddy cold brew system. Basically you brew 12 ounces of coffee in a big container for 12 hours making a concentrate, then you store that concentrate in the fridge for up to two weeks and make your coffee from that – adding as much water or milk as you want to dilute it.  Once I got the hang of it, it’s pretty fantastic.  The Toddy folks tout this method as having 67% less acid.  I can’t verify that, but I can say that it’s less acidic than Chemex, French Press, or Drip!

Toddy

 

3.  1980s EPCOT Pamphlet – I used to read this thing to tatters.  I love the pavilion icons and the fonts used.  From epcotcenter.tumblr.com.

epcot pamphet

4.  Men Are Flying Higher – dreamsofspace shared this Junior Newspaper issue about space.  I’m not sure if this bit is meant to be a poem or not, but I think it’s brilliant.

 

Men Are Flying Higher

 

5.  1970s Danish Catalogs – stumbled across these, thanks to retrospace.  Cannot stop looking.

 

orange room

living room

 

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