“Exercise is a dirty word. Every time I hear it I wash my mouth out with chocolate.”
-Charles M. Schulz
Charles Monroe Schulz was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on November 26, 1922, and grew up in Saint Paul. He was a cartoonist and creator of the comic strip Peanuts. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential cartoonists in history. He has been cited by many cartoonists as a major influence, including Jim Davis, Murray Ball, Bill Watterson, Matt Groening, and Dav Pilkey.
A child is said to “catch” cooties through close contact with an “infected” person or from an opposite-sex child of a similar age. Of all the germs kids are exposed to on the playground, there’s one they freak out about more than any other: cooties.
The figures have large squarish heads, disproportionately small bodies, and large, circular black eyes.
The Funko company began in 1998 when toy collector Mike Becker embraced his passion and founded a small company producing a nostalgia-themed bobblehead line called Wacky Wobblers. The company’s first manufactured bobblehead was of the well-known restaurant advertising icon, the Big Boy mascot.
I just learned the name of these wax candy treats as I was researching for this post. Vinny Cavallo created Nik-L-Nip in the early part of the 20th century. They are food-grade paraffin wax soda bottles (Coke bottles) filled with a flavored liquid.
Down south, where I live, there is a Waffle House restaurant just about everywhere you go. It is the 24 hour a day place for breakfast or that late-night meal on your way home. My friend Tim’s Dad went there every morning for about 20 years for coffee and to meet up with his friends.
A flat wire or plastic clip shaped so that it can hold sheets of paper between two of its loops.
A paper clip is a flat, or nearly flat, piece of metal that slides over an edge of a set of papers and holds the papers together without being bent or pinched by the user and without piercing the papers. The largest majority of paper clips are made by bending single pieces of resilient spring steel wire.
Flashing lights, people laughing and screaming, music playing, the carnival is in town
In Alpharetta, Georgia, during the 60s, 70s, and 80s, we had a traveling carnival set up in an empty lot a couple of times a year. These would have a convoy of trucks and trailers that would, within a few days, erect a bevy of rides, concessions, and games.
The cassette adapter allows another source of music to be played through sound systems with a tape player
My friend Tim came across this nice condition cassette adapter (Kraco model KCA-7) he had purchased in the late ’70s for his dad’s 8-track player. You simply place your cassette in the tray and push it into your 8-track slot.
We wanna dance, and we wanna sing, have some fun and go adventuring.
When I was 11 years old, I would go to Alpha Drugs in downtown Alpharetta, Georgia. They had a comic book section, just as you walked in the front door. One of my favorites was “Everything’s Archie” comic book, it even had a picture of Archie’s rock band on each cover. A lot of the stories had to do with the band, music, and dancing which fit in with Archie’s albums that were being released in this period. It was, of course, published by Archie Comics, from 1969 to 1991. It also was in conjunction with the Archie TV cartoon series that was on Saturday mornings.
mall [ mawl ] Also called shopping mall . a large retail complex containing a variety of stores and often restaurants and other business establishments housed in a series of connected or adjacent buildings or in a single large building. Compare shopping center.
Do you get tired when walking around your local mall? Today at work they were talking about giant malls and I decided to check it out. It seems that the largest will be in Northwest Tehran and called the Iran Mall. It will have 21 million leasable square feet and even has a sports complex on the roof, including cycling, hiking, tennis courts, swimming pool, and ice rink.