Five Things – 3.11.13

1.  Montgomery Ward 1982 Catalog Scans – Came across an old post on Geektarded from 2008 that has some AMAZING scans from an old Montgomery Ward catalog.  Of particular note is:     Yes, that’s a playset based on WKRP in Cincinnati.  That this existed, that it was decorated with these colors, and that it…

Five Things – 5.21.12

1.  Super Mario Bros. 2 – I don’t think I’ve ever known anticipation like the kind I had for Super Mario Bros. 2.  I was a subscriber to the Nintendo Fun Club,  a newsletter that Nintendo sent out every now and then which would contain codes and news about upcoming games.  Nintendo stopped publishing the…

Five Things – 3.5.12

1. Jell-O Gelatin Pops – It seems like the Pudding Pops get all of the nostalgic love from Jell-O’s foray into pop technology in the 1980s, but I had a soft spot for their gelatin brethren. Remember these things?   Instead of pudding, these came in all the flavors that regular Jell-O came in. I…

Five Things – 2.20.12

1.  70 Years of the Ad Council – NPR featured a story this week celebrating 70 years of Ad Council PSAs.  From Rosie the Riveter to Smokey Bear to Iron Eyes Cody to Crash Test Dummies to McGruff the Crime Dog, it’s pretty remarkable how many of these PSAs have become photographs of sorts of…