I guess maybe this isn’t all that funny, but OMG I just about pissed myself laughing.
Anyone recall these? Burger King sold these around Christmas, 1988. They were a tie in to the popular toy line, Purr-Tenders. This is a cat pretending to be a rabbit that also doubles as a Christmas stocking.
So, I live within a few minutes walk of the old Kea Mill in Murrieta, CA. It’s a derelict grain elevator built around 1915, and was rated the 7th most haunted place in the US by ABC at some point. I wouldn’t trust a network to know much of anything about anything, and outside of an eerie feeling and a greater feeling of curiosity, I’ve never seen any of the reported “haunted” stuff that goes on over there. Nonetheless, there are those who claim to have seen a teenage girl in a blue dress simpering in the middle window on the south side of the tower. People have also reported a strong smell of jasmine, hearing a train whistle, and an overwhelming sense of sadness when near the place. Again, I can attest to none of the above, but I through this little splatter sketch together to give any of what this place is like in broad daylight.
More art tomorrow, so if you’re following, thank you. And if you’re not following and like what you see, I’d be happy to have you on for the ride. Good night!
Remember when they used to look like this? Retro Cheetos. At the grocery store!
Admittedly, I no longer own a copy of this map. But I did at one point, and I got it on the same day and at the same time I got the doubloon. I remember I wanted a doubloon and a map like my hero Mikey from The Goonies. I knew One Eyed Willy was a load of rubbish, but there was Blackbeard’s treasure to be found! The map was eventually lost, funnily enough, not too far from where the beach scenes of The Goonies were shot, though I did not know it at the time.
Anyone still have one of these maps?
This is a doubloon from the Pirates Of The Caribbean gift shop at Disneyland. I got mine in 1989 and have it to this day. For whatever reason, they stopped making these probably in the early to mid 90s which is sad. These are the sort of souvenirs you hold on to.
This was the gift I remember receiving for my third birthday; the year my dad made me the cat cake from the Betty Crocker cookbook (listed earlier in this blog). I remember feeling pretty good about this. Like a real man. Even though I was only three. V
I had this lunchbox around the same time I started kindergarten. I also recall having the Ewok treehouse play set that was based off of this same animated series.
How many people besides me had this same bear? I remember a huge thing of them at the grocery store when I was a kid. I ended up getting one for christmas one year.