"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. > > > > > > > > > >