Category Archives: Consumers

vintage ad Seagrams 46 Communications of Tomorrow

Yesterday’s Tomorrows Today

While thousands of new products and technologies will be shown off at the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2020 getting underway this week, I take a look back at the future technological wonders we dreamed about for the post-war years. As

vintage ad Seagrams 46 Communications of Tomorrow

Yesterday’s Tomorrows Today

While thousands of new products and technologies will be shown off at the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2020 getting underway this week, I take a look back at the future technological wonders we dreamed about for the post-war years. As

A New Decade, Same Xenophobia-1920 Palmer Raids

A century ago a new decade was about to dawn on New Years’ Eve 1920. As tipsy Americans toasted one another with their last legal bottle of Champagne before Prohibition would go into effect at the stroke of midnight, Attorney

A New Decade, Same Xenophobia-1920 Palmer Raids

A century ago a new decade was about to dawn on New Years’ Eve 1920. As tipsy Americans toasted one another with their last legal bottle of Champagne before Prohibition would go into effect at the stroke of midnight, Attorney

New Years Eve Vintage

Happy New Decade!

As we move into a new decade, let us hope it is one filled with peace, hope, growth, and love. And as we say goodbye to 2019 let us leave behind the divisiveness and hate that has plagued us this

New Years Eve Vintage

Happy New Decade!

As we move into a new decade, let us hope it is one filled with peace, hope, growth, and love. And as we say goodbye to 2019 let us leave behind the divisiveness and hate that has plagued us this

Christmas Gifts and Guns

It’s hard to imagine today when mass shootings are a regular occurrence and cries for gun control, are going unheard, it was once so simple and easy to order a gun in the mail. Christmas catalogs have long been a

Christmas Gifts and Guns

It’s hard to imagine today when mass shootings are a regular occurrence and cries for gun control, are going unheard, it was once so simple and easy to order a gun in the mail. Christmas catalogs have long been a

All I Want For Hanukkah is a Christmas Tree

As Hanukkah approaches, I share a little secret. Like many American Jews, I secretly covet Christmas. Though taught in the Ten Commandments not to covet thy neighbor’s wife, there was no explicit directive to coveting thy neighbor’s holiday. Holiday cheer

All I Want For Hanukkah is a Christmas Tree

As Hanukkah approaches, I share a little secret. Like many American Jews, I secretly covet Christmas. Though taught in the Ten Commandments not to covet thy neighbor’s wife, there was no explicit directive to coveting thy neighbor’s holiday. Holiday cheer

Lesbians kissing on Hallmark Commerial and romance comic book

When a Kiss is More Than A Kiss – Hallmark

Sometimes a kiss is not just a kiss. It’s a firestorm. For way too long heterosexual love has been the very hallmark of love and marriage. The Hallmark channel takes this very literally. The channel known for serving up a

Lesbians kissing on Hallmark Commerial and romance comic book

When a Kiss is More Than A Kiss – Hallmark

Sometimes a kiss is not just a kiss. It’s a firestorm. For way too long heterosexual love has been the very hallmark of love and marriage. The Hallmark channel takes this very literally. The channel known for serving up a

Vintage Bathroom 1950s

Make America’s Toilets Great Again

Donald Trump’s passion for plumbing has not been equaled by another  U.S. President since Richard Nixon and the plumbers. Finally, Trump has something else besides impeachment in common with our 37th president. Speculation mounts that his new fascination with plumbing

Vintage Bathroom 1950s

Make America’s Toilets Great Again

Donald Trump’s passion for plumbing has not been equaled by another  U.S. President since Richard Nixon and the plumbers. Finally, Trump has something else besides impeachment in common with our 37th president. Speculation mounts that his new fascination with plumbing

Vintage ad pilgrim and Indian dining

Thanksgiving- A Heap Big Serving of Historical Inaccuracies

Was the first Thanksgiving truly a pow-wow worthy feast? Most of us associate the holiday with happy pilgrims and Indians sitting down to a big feast. It did happen once. It would be good to say this friendship lasted a

Vintage ad pilgrim and Indian dining

Thanksgiving- A Heap Big Serving of Historical Inaccuracies

Was the first Thanksgiving truly a pow-wow worthy feast? Most of us associate the holiday with happy pilgrims and Indians sitting down to a big feast. It did happen once. It would be good to say this friendship lasted a

Fireside chat FDR fire Trump

Fireside Chat or Fireside Lies

Happy Days are Here Again! I can’t wait to warm up the tubes of my massive Magnavox mahogany radio in anticipation of a Presidential fireside chat! I am ready to have my confidence restored, my spirits buoyed, and be reassured

Fireside chat FDR fire Trump

Fireside Chat or Fireside Lies

Happy Days are Here Again! I can’t wait to warm up the tubes of my massive Magnavox mahogany radio in anticipation of a Presidential fireside chat! I am ready to have my confidence restored, my spirits buoyed, and be reassured

Rhoda Morgenstern Valerie Harper

Rhoda Remembered

Where Mary Richards was the girl next door, Rhoda  Morgenstern really was the girl down the block. Never before in TV Land had I heard someone TAWK like Rhoda. That voice, those dropped “r’s” so familiar, a constant in my

Rhoda Morgenstern Valerie Harper

Rhoda Remembered

Where Mary Richards was the girl next door, Rhoda  Morgenstern really was the girl down the block. Never before in TV Land had I heard someone TAWK like Rhoda. That voice, those dropped “r’s” so familiar, a constant in my