A Music Memory

I remember the music section of Osco Drug in Kirkwood Mall back when I was a kid. All the audio cassettes were in a sealed wall on one side of an aisle, and the wall of cassettes were covered by a giant plexiglass cover with a bunch of round holes in it. Additionally, each cassette was in an extra security case. You could look through the plexiglass/holes and look at all the cassette spines for a cassette you wanted, then reach in through one of the holes and pull it out of the wall. The holes were big enough for your hand to go in, but not big enough to pull your hand out along with the cassette in its security case. So what you had to do was drop the cassette to the bottom (often cracking the cover), where there was a narrow conveyor belt between the wall and plexiglass. Then you had to get an employee to come over and activate the conveyor belt to move the cassette to the side where the employee could access it, remove the security case and then sell the cassette to you.

Some people get nostalgic for the past, but that was pretty effed up.

Some Light Reading in the Drive-Thru Lane

Quality Service That Doesn't Cut Corners Is Our Recipe

I suspect a Wendy’s committee added those middle three lines, but it does explain their square burger patties.

Always proofread.

Food Panties.

Dance with a Witch in the Moonlight

Collier’s Magazine, November 1, 1947

One of the finest Halloween covers in American magazine history.
Art by the brilliant Earl Oliver Hurst.

Soo-wee!

Ain’t no smell like a pig farm, ‘cept maybe a boy raised on a pig farm.

Let’s go, Peloton!

“I ate a whole thing of garlic hummus last night, Peloton! I’ve got major garbanzo gas, Peloton! Pity the fools Pelopedaling behind me, Peloton! I’m Pelofarting my ass off, Peloton!”

— if I was a Peloton cycling instructor video-streaming on a Peloton in a Peloton commercial

Bros before hoes.

his buds or you

There’s always room for Maxfield Parrish

Watch it wiggle, see it jiggle.

1922 Jell-O ad by Maxfield Friggin’ Parrish

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‪Other foods we tried dunking in milk before settling on Oreo cookies:‬

Watermelon‬‪
Tuna Sandwiches‬‪
Buffalo Wings‬‪
Pop Rocks‬‪
Brussels Sprouts‬‪
Sardines‬‪
Beef Jerky‬‪
Ghost Peppers
‬‪Lasagna ‬‪
Green Olives‬

You say “yip like a terrier” like it’s a bad thing.

Yip. Doggie trivia: Terriers are described as small, wiry, game, fearless, and created to hunt vermin.
Good ol’ Rugged Rock Hudson — Found on the back cover of an April, 1956 Coronet magazine.
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