Presidential Commemoratives Once a Month
Presidential spoons. That is what the advertisement was trying to sell me, 42 presidents with a color photo on the stem and an engraving on the bowl. Silver plated, of course.
This Week in Geek 2/13
Well here we are on another thrilling New Comic Wednesday for yet another edition of This Week In Geek! It’s days like today that make me glad to be a nerd and not a professional baseball player. Did you see Clemens on CNN this morning? The guy looked like he was going to cry. What have I learned from the MLB steroid scandal?
19th century glass lamps
To keep light in a home during the 1800’s required the use of oil lamps, for the most part. The glass lamps were functional, put out enough candlepower to light a small room, and served as night lights for the kids.
Travelling the President
It is said that wherever the president is, so goes the White House. On land, at sea or in the air, the power of the presidency travels well. At least it does now. It wasn’t always like that.
The El Camino in 1:64
by Doug Breithaupt For many years, fans of Chevrolet’s El Camino have had little to collect in small-scale diecast. That has changed recently as the […]
By nature people collect and accumulate based on need – food, clothing, and friends, for example, are necessary items that we gather and hold onto because we need them to get by. We also collect things we’d prefer to avoid, like bills, wrinkles, and worries. Sometimes we keep things when we’d do better to get rid of them; things that clutter our living space or our minds.
The Nerdy Speculator: Iron Man #1
Welcome to the Nerdy Speculator where I’ll be taking a look at some older comics that are or will soon be hot items on the comic book back issue market. For news on newer books that are soon to be collector’s items be sure to check out my other blog, This Week in Geek, every Wednesday.
Just learned after reading the ‘Personality Parade’ in Parade magazine for December 16, 2007 that Emily Procter, the blonde on ‘CSI: Miami’ collects exotic bugs. That certainly fits her role as a crime scene investigator, very sciency.
Campaign Trading Cards
To advertise your bread, laundry powder or clothing shop, perhaps you could include an image of Hillary Clinton or John McCain and an American flag in the background. If even bad publicity is good publicity, you’ll certainly get noticed all right, by the press and by the summons.
The Service Banner
United States Army Captain Robert L. Queissner of the Fifth Ohio Infantry was proud of his two sons. They, like him, were serving in the military during World War I, most likely overseas. To honor their commitment in service, he designed a simple small banner in 1917 that showed two blue stars on a white background and displayed it at home.