"I'm not growing older, I'm growing better!", he said, admiring his reflection 
in the mirror - pink polo with collar turned up, white belt, and shoes, khakis, 
no sideburns, and Ray-Bans. "bitchin', let's disco", he thought confidently, 
the crooning of Barry White issuing from the living room. Remote controlled 
drapes, penthouse, white shag carpet throughout, scotch and soda, stripper 
pole, the works.

--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Ann" <awoelflebater@...> wrote:
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, doctordumbass@  wrote:
> >
> > 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!
> What a kid you are, I love it.
> I too, was an avid comic book reader as a kid. We were living in Germany
> at the time (1966-1969) and I could only get US comics from the PX down
> near Frankfurt so they were a bit hard to come by as we lived north of
> that. I don't even remember why my mom was allowed to shop there as we
> weren't military but I had my special stacks of comics in my wardrobe
> (no closets in the German houses back then) and I, too, thought
> longingly of those sea monkeys, the X ray specs and a few other goodies
> but knew that ordering them from the States would have been a bigger
> deal than if I lived in the US, plus, some little part of me figured
> these things were not all they were cracked up to be and I would be
> disappointed.
> I also loved those Addams Family cartoons, so morbid and dark and the
> illustrations were fabulous. I always had a fascination for the macabre
> and still do, so they appealed to me very much as a kid.
> >
> > --- 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
> > > > > 6X>
> > >
> > >
> > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, doctordumbass@  wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I always wanted the Sea Monkeys, or the X-Ray glasses.
> > > >
> > >
> >

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