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Thursday, October 17, 2013
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Thursday, October 03, 2013
Look at that. Michael Jackson's pet chimp Bubbles holding a plush doll of himself... wearing a captain's hat.
Why did I not know this existed before today?
In fact, there was a whole line of Michael's Pets. Including a giraffe in aerobics gear:
The back reads:
Jabbar The Giraffe
He’s tall and thin and talkin’ fast, he’s a giant with a big heart - that Jabbar the Giraffe. “Hey, what you say”, asks Jabbar. This Giraffe’s so tall he can’t hear you blabber. But, if you hear a song from the sky, it’s probably this fantastic guy. He’s got a superb sound – the highest pitch we’ve ever found. When he’s not singing, Jabbar likes to tap and jitterbug. He’s got four of the fastest feet and his dancin’ style is really neat. Take Jabbar home and tell him what’s happening, ‘cause this poor guy misses lots of things
The coolest part was that they came with a cassette tape. I can only imagine what was on it.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Recently a twitter follower/followee shared the following book with me:
I am fascinated with Australia... to be honest, I am fascinated with most countries... including mine. But Australia has always been extra excited because of 2 men with "Crocodile" in their nicknames.
LOOK AT THAT! He is bending buildings!
Also this guy:
Loved that guy.
Anyway, here are some pages from the book:
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Found this in an old newspaper from 1977:
I dug back to 1974.
And the debut of the CBMobile!
I dug back to 1974.
Someone called it "oldest restaurant"! I don't know who called it that, but good on them!
I like this story. Started out in 1938 as a 10 stool, 2 booth restaurant and then became a 260 seat place!
I found this postcard on eBay:
In 1978 they observed their 40th anniversary... and stamps were on trial:
Also in 1978, old comic strips!
Also Carlton Fluker was running for something!
September 1981... bad news:
Could the news be any worse?
I can't take it!
Ah good! I knew it had to get better!
Here's workmen taking the sign down, it claims it's going to Florida.
One month later cooks prepared the final meals and Agnes serves 'em:
So what happened?
Well, Bill Darden who founded The Green Frog went on to found THE RED LOBSTER!!!
If only frogs were as delicious as lobster they would be at every shopping center.
Bill died in 1994 at the age of 75. He had founded The Green Frog at the age of 19!
His company is called Darden Restaurants and also includes Olive Garden, Yard House, Bahama Breeze and in 2007 they added LongHorn Steakhouse!
Whoooo hooo! Look at that celebration! She's got her umbrella on her wrist because LongHorn is gonna make it rain! Whoooo!