Jul 27, 2014

Never Stick A Steak Knife In An Electrical Outlet

Kevin J. McGroarty obituary
Citizens Voice (July 26, 2014)
This is my kind of guy.  Mr. McGroarty passed away five days ago, but he wrote his own obituary and it is memorable.  I was a student at LCCC while he was working there as an adjunct professor.  I didn't have him as a teacher, but if I did, I would definitely attend his funeral to hear the brief rant of how the government screwed up all of the Bugs Bunny cartoons.

Jul 25, 2014

Times Square 1964

Times Square (July 1964)
New York City, NY
The photo can be dated by the Embassy Theater on the right hand side.  The Barbara Barrie and Bernie Hamilton drama "One Potato, Two Potato" is advertised on the marquee.

Jul 24, 2014

Good News

The Times Leader
Wilkes-Barre, PA  (July 24, 2014)
Hey, at least we're #1 in something.  Eat it, St. Joseph, Missouri!

Jul 15, 2014

Clown Cash

Dollar Coin
2004 Gathering Of The Juggalos
I saved a few of these and recently found them in a box with ticket stubs.

Jul 12, 2014

Mario Kart Momma

Mario Kart Wii
Nintendo Wii (2008)
Mom trying out Mario Kart Wii for the first time.  I think that she liked it.

Jul 9, 2014

Stone Cold At The Plate

"Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Terry Francona
Veterans Stadium - Philadelphia, PA (1999)
Fifteen years ago, the former WWF Champion paid a visit to Veterans Stadium to take batting practice with the Phillies prior to their interleague game against the Baltimore Orioles.

Source: Philadelphia Daily News (left) / Courier Post (right) - July 10, 1999

Austin didn't stun too many folks with his batting practice, but his appearance kicked off a fun night in Philadelphia.  Curt Schilling pitched a complete game, giving up two runs on eight hits for his 13th win of the season.  This improved the Phillies record to 46-38 and was the first time they reached eight games over .500 since 1995.

Source: Lancaster New Era - July 10, 1999

I don't remember seeing anything about it during the game, but there was a lot of awesome footage of his appearance that aired on the July 18th episode of WWF Superstars.

Jul 7, 2014

Fast Food Inflation

McDonalds Restaurant Menu (1972)
You could have bought every item off of the menu for less than the cost of one of the Value Meals in 2014.

Jul 6, 2014

Sega In The UK

Sega Master System
Argos (1994)
Sega's 8-bit competitor to the NES may not have been much of a success in the United States, but it was a big hit in Brazil and throughout Europe.  This scan comes from an Argos catalog and features games that were sold at retail stores well into the 90's.

Jul 5, 2014

Happy Fourth of July

4th of July
From the Superunknown album (1994)
Performed at Hyde Park in London - 04 July 2014

Jul 3, 2014

Three Decades Of 245 Trioxin

Return Of The Living Dead
Orion Pictures (1985)
The punk rock of zombie films began its story 30 years ago today when an employee of Uneeda Medical Supply accidentally busts open one of the drums containing a zombie from Night Of The Living Dead in 1967.