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Chemist & Druggist, July 30 1892.


To find little nuggets of whatever for the upcoming book (209X), I end up in a curious part of the internet in which many, many people devote part of their lives of taking numerous random images and making fake-worn metal signs out of them, even if there's no logical reason the sign would have existed in any reality.

"Ah yap ... that's what old fishin' stores used to do in the antiquities ... post up signs of tiny type advertise-mints for the latest hi-falutin' fishin' gear technological progressibles ..."


Microsoft Office 2013 Edition book cover. Autechre SIGN 2020 album cover design Designers Republic.


The Pharmaceutical Era, May 1912. "Please sir, three of your finest cocaines."

Also, the chair/table ad ‒ seating was a big deal in soda parlors back then. Ideally, your table/chairs could fold up into nothing. Make 'em sit on a chair the size of a piece of toast, rake in $$$.


Would You Like To Own a Pony (1916mar Boys Life). Hello yes, Sparkler's hams are indeed glorious, but honestly I'm only interested in the beautiful cart, please thank you.

make mit der carten, freddo


Poulus Bros Witch City Chocolate Covered Toasted Cocoanut Balls.


Survey, International Business Times, November 2020. They really understood how the pandemic was/is affecting all of us.


Advertisement for Catogni's, The Roanoke Times, March 8th, 1892. Here's our store front, we sell items you may find yourself wanting to eat. Done. Looking forward to food shopping in real life, bidding adieu to the poorly-implemented local global supermarket chain's online presence. Exhaustively petty report to follow some time soon or never.


1905 trademark Uncle Cy's Corn Wafers. "Why in God's sake can't we move these fuckin' wafers"


"Gonna need a little more hustle from all of you, fifty more pieces an hour ... my dream boat isn't going to buy itself"

[leaves, double-backs]



i am sad

i had to replace the battery on my hygrometer

it had a field for max temp reached

hit it driving back from la through/on the grapevine w/no ac



VAN NEISTAT: Fantasy Fixing


Wintergatan: Clock Escapement Marble Gate


The State Birds are Garbage


1913 Our Salesman. Moore & Evans, 32-34 Wabash Avenue, Chicago.


Daisy Picture Pistols Solve Your Boy or Girl Gift Problem. Superman Krypto-Rayguns. Daisy Manufacturing Co. Children's Activities, December, 1941. Back cover.


The Esperanto Family (1990). Produced by Joe Horne, creator of Stevie & Zoya and The Specialists.


1879 June Confectioners Journal. Boule De Gomme Anglice Gum Balls, A. J. Chauveau & Co., Philadelphia. "Have all flavors, including lemon, raspberry, currant, cherry, almond, celery, &c." "They are not only beautiful to the eye, delicious to the taste and refreshing to the palate, but are also esteemed of great value as a pectoral remedy."

Honey can you please hand me a few of those celery gumballs, my pecs are acting up


I was addressing a group of young people the other day and they all expressed disbelief at my description of consumable pudding sold in a metal can. You wanted to get all that delicious pudding material out of the can so you'd lick the lid etc. Hunt's ran some safety commercials about not licking the can but you licked the can anyway ... Snack Pack the Talking Horse could go shove it.

"Diced peaches!"


C. R. Pearce Company, Pittsburgh PA. Hot Dog Chocolate Covered Dates. Confectioners Journal November/December 1923. Do you know what they are all saying? They're All Saying ‒ HOT DOG!!