When I was a kid and visited Granny Long in Upper Marlboro, MD (yes, home of Marlboro cigarettes), she'd take me to the local Woolworth's and allow me to buy a dollars worth of comics to read while she took an afternoon nap. Agonizing choices! Some of the super hero comics were 10 cents so if I got a bunch of them, it meant less moola for Casper the Friendly Ghost, etc.
Never heard of that trick before, Doc. Giggling imagining you with a lit lightbulb in your mouth (-: ________________________________ From: "doctordumb...@rocketmail.com" <doctordumb...@rocketmail.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Sunday, August 18, 2013 8:34 AM Subject: [FairfieldLife] FFL CLassified Ads [was Re: Post Count Fri 16-Aug-13 00:15:06 UTC] Very Cool! Solves the X-ray specs question! I remember two novelty items I had, though neither was purchased from the back of a comic book. One was what looked like a machine for rolling "cigarettes", where a blank piece of paper the size of a dollar bill was concealed inside. I'd ask someone for a dollar, saying I'd smooth it out for them - out would come plain paper instead! The other one was an Uncle Fester lightbulb, from the Addams Family show. I'd put it in my mouth, with a penny on my tongue (no worries about choking hazards back then), and the lightbulb would light up! --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Seraphita" <s3raphita@...> wrote: > > Mail-Order Mysteries: Real Stuff from Old Comic Book Ads! > Doc, you might want to check out this book. Click the link, then click > on the Look Inside option and scroll down. This is a real Aladdin's cave > of the sort of tacky products that fired the imaginations of > impressionable kids back in the day. It also shows the reality of what > gullible buyers actually ended up with. I'm going to have to order a > copy! > http://www.amazon.com/Mail-Order-Mysteries-Real-Stuff-Comic/dp/160887026\ > X > <http://www.amazon.com/Mail-Order-Mysteries-Real-Stuff-Comic/dp/16088702\ > 6X> > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, doctordumbass@ wrote: > > > > I always wanted the Sea Monkeys, or the X-Ray glasses. > > >