Dec 27, 2002

Post-Christmas Penguins

Philadelphia Phantoms @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
First Union Arena - December 26, 2002
My boss gave me tickets to see the Baby Pens game in Wilkes-Barre for the day after Christmas.  If they were playing any other team, I would have been rooting for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, but the Phantoms are the AHL team for the Flyers, and I can't root against a Philadelphia team.  The Phantoms won in overtime, 4-3.

Nov 25, 2002

The Search For The King's Gold

Nintendo Superstars Kids Meal
Burger King (2002)
There is a new series of Nintendo toys available with Burger King Kids Meals.  Part of this promotion is The Search For The Golden Toy Sweepstakes.  If the toy in your Kids Meal is gold, you win a Game Boy Advance game.

Oct 4, 2002

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Children of All Ages...

New Age Outlaws
World Wrestling Federation (1998)
"Road Dogg" Jessie James and "Bad Ass" Billy Gunn made their debut as a tag team on an episode of WWF Shotgun Saturday Night that aired five years ago today.  This publicity photo was taken in early 1998 after the team had won their first WWF World Tag Team Championship.  They would really come into their own after that year's Wrestlemania when they joined Triple H and X-Pac in the second run of D-Generation X.

Sep 26, 2002

Learning To Catch The Golden Snitch

Harry Potter: Nimbus 2000 Broom
Mattel (2001)
Parents have discovered a problem with a vibrating children's toy that is designed to be straddled and sat on.  Evidently, it's been giving their daughters a magical experience as their re-enact the scenes in Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone.

Source: The Weekender (9/25/2002)
Source: National Post (9/21/2002)

Aug 30, 2002

He's Back

Eric Bischoff
World Wrestling Entertainment (2002)
It's amazing how things can change in just a few short years.  Imagine sending this photo through a time warp to a wrestling fan in 1997.

Aug 29, 2002

Ahmad's Persian Cuisine

Ahmad's Persian Cuisine
Old Market - Omaha, NE
I've never had Persian food before, but we stopped here for dinner and it was outstanding.  I didn't have my camera on me, so these photos are from the Lincoln Star Journal.

Jul 31, 2002

Chinese Food At The Old Movie Theater

Jumbo China Buffet
Route 309 - Hazleton, PA
I'm staying in La Vista, Nebraska, but I was back in Hazleton to pick up a few things last week.  While I was in town, I had to hit up the Jumbo China Buffet.  It's an all-you-can-eat buffet that has tons of different things to choose from, including made-to-order sushi, steak and crab legs.  For under $9 bucks a person, you can't go wrong!

The building used to be the Church Hill Cinema before the new theater near the Laurel Mall put them out of business.  You would never be able to tell that this place used to be a movie theater when you're inside.  It's weird thinking that I'm having shrimp and crab legs in the same spot where my grandfather used to take me to see kids movies, and where I went on dates when I was in middle school and high school.

Jun 20, 2002

Ticket To Election Night

Jesse Ventura / Mae Schunk Campaign
Election Night Party Invitation (1998)
One last piece of Jesse Ventura governor ephemera I have to share is this invitation to his party on election night in 1998.  They mailed it out to Pennsylvania.  I wish I could have gone - bet it was one hell of a night.

Jun 18, 2002

The Jesse Ventura Campaign

Jesse Ventura
Campaign Pamphlet (1998)
Earlier today, The Body announced that he wouldn't run for re-election as governor of Minnesota.  I don't blame him a bit, but it's a shame.  The country needs leaders like Ventura who don't bow down to the two major political parties.

Dad and I ordered t-shirts and bumper stickers from his campaign in '98 and this pamphlet was in the package.

Apr 1, 2002

Raiding Grandma's Fridge

Leftover spaghetti and meatballs, it is.