If I haven't proven to you what an Ultimate-Uber-Geek I am by now, this will clinch it.
Cause this U.U.G. she loves her comics.
Daily comics, color comics, even stand-up comics.
But the best of all are old comic books, like this musty-scented acquisition hailing from MY childhood. Over 35 years ago some U.U.G. youngling grabbed this October, 1973 issue of Bullwinkle and Rocky off the shelf and pried it open for the first time.
Today, waves of nostalgia sweep over me when carefully flipping through the yellowed pages; but I don't just read the stories.
Some of the best memories are from old advertisements that in those days, didn't outnumber the pages of actual storylines.
So it was a blast to read again offers from the Lucky Products Inc. for a 100 piece set of "durable plastic" green soldiers for $ 1.25. Or ads for
child labour "Sales Leadership" schemes to hawk greeting cards for a chance to win valuable prizes like Dacron sleeping bags or Jumbo AM/FM Radios.
But I don't recall this one:
Yep. Apparently back in the Seventies, all you needed for a snowstorm was a lit cigarette and a "nearly invisible" tablet...
Let the drug-related jokes commence.
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