Back in 1936, Patricia Salter had an unusual hobby for a 12-year-old girl. She collected dirt. Whenever I come across stories like this, it always makes me wonder what became of the collection. I'm guessing that at some point it must have been tossed in the trash, or dumped outside.
But it looks like there are some like-minded dirt enthusiasts in the present day, over at the Museum of Dirt
Source: The Washington Post
- Feb 9, 1936
Alouette by René Jodoin & by Norman McLaren, National Film Board of Canada
Once upon a time, before karaoke, our ancient ancestors entertained themselves thus.
This 2-disc compilation of "homemade recordings" is pure caviar for all WU-vies. Listen to more at the link below, then buy your copy--which features many other "hits"--soon!
YouTube playlist here.
Car buffs are fanatical. A group of them has compiled a database of car appearances in films, the Internet Movie Cars Database,
to accompany the more famous IMDB.
With screen captures.
So suppose, like me, you once drove a Mercury Marauder, circa 1973. You can now nostalgically learn all the times that make and model of vehicle appeared onscreen.
My car looked exactly like the one below, down to the paint job.
I came across this ad in Boys' Life - Oct 1935
. Then I realized that Paul had already posted a version of the ad two years ago
. But I decided to post this version anyway, since it shows the Taxidermied Frog Orchestra. I wonder how many kids actually went ahead and made one of these.
How could Weird Universe not do a feature on a line of model kits dubbed "Weird-ohs"...?
features a good writeup on them.
Here's a period ad from BOYS LIFE.
And the horrifying reality of the finished product. Buy yours now through the link below!
She must have a really bad insurance plan!