Tag Archives: History

1982 Newspaper Article featuring Me and Marvel Comics

And with three of my friends! Yes, back in the day, I had youth and much more hair. And hundreds of valuable comic books. Time moved on, I grew older, my hairline receded, and my comic book collection got sold … Continue reading

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Cosmo MARVEL Dorbz Vinyl Collectible

Cosmo was one of the first ‘astronauts’ to go into space and orbit the earth. Being a member of the space program of Russia (or the Soviet Union) she would be referred to as a cosmonaut, hence her rather ‘on … Continue reading

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Phillips 66 Die Cast 1939 Chevrolet Panel Truck

The Mother Road is so iconic that many companies have incorporated at least the number ’66’ into their names in an attempt to ride the popularity to increased business and profits. The Phillips Petroleum Company was no exception, thus: Phillips … Continue reading

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Disney’s The Great Locomotive Chase Magazine Ad Page

The Great Locomotive Chase is a 1956 American historical adventure film produced by Walt Disney. It was based on the real locomotive chase of 1862 which occurred during the American Civil War. Walt was a history buff and so it is not … Continue reading

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Nostalgic 50s Family Drive In Clock

American Graffiti did much to romanticize the 50s and Drive In culture. Like it needed any help! I love that era and always appreciate a good movie set in the period or a piece of merchandise that celebrates the cars, … Continue reading

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History 101: From Phonograph to Laser Disc in 100 Years

History has given us some interesting options when it comes to sound and video recordings. From the phonograph cylinder to shellac and then vinyl discs, read by means of stylus and eventually lasers, mankind has tried just about everything to … Continue reading

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History 101: A Look Back at WDW Characters with Postcards

Sometimes we may not notice or at least forget some of the changes that have happened over the years. This can be especially true with place like Walt Disney World where so much is happening and changing every day! And … Continue reading

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Places: WALT DISNEY’S BIRTHPLACE in Chicago, IL

Do you have a Disney Bucket List? So far we’ve managed to visit both North American parks, we’ve taken a Disney cruise, attended a Disney press event (and saw John Lasseter), and now we have been able to add a … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Flying Cars – The True Story

When you first heard the lyrics “Off we go, into the wild, blue, yonder! Off we go…” you probably weren’t thinking of doing so in a car. Standard airplanes are the vehicles of choice for the sky! But that was … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull

I was minding my own business (pun intended) while browsing the shelves of my local Chapters book store when I saw a huge poster on the wall. I recognized right away that it featured an image from Pixar Studios! Immediately … Continue reading

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