Saturday, June 22, 2019

What a Bunch of Yo-Yos

My life of crime has been well-documented on this blog here and here.  Allow me to incriminate myself one more time.

In the 3rd grade, my then girlfriend (yes, girlfriend. I started early) told me she had overheard two boys on her bus talking about hiding their Yo-Yo in the bushes on the playground.  I'm not sure why they would hide a Yo-Yo.  Perhaps it was contraband at the school. But she told me the location and at recess, sure enough, we found a Duncan Butterfly Yo-Yo hidden there.  So what did I do? I took it. Some kind of "finders keepers" logic I guess, but I do feel bad about it all these years later.  Imagine those kids coming out, excited they were going to be able to play with their Yo-Yo and.. "Son of a?!"  I still have it. It stares at me some nights.  Okay, it doesn't, but I do feel guilty when I see it.

I found this "Jo Jo" at a sale today.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

I Want My MTV 1912

The 1912 Mt. Vernon, Illinois High School Band.  Taken from an interior photo of the Jefferson County, Illinois "Facts & Folks" book published in 1978.  This morning's find for seventy-five cents.

Friday, June 14, 2019

What Was on TV June 10-16, 1978

While looking for a "Friday Flashback", I came across this TV Guide post from June 2014. It was from back when I only scanned certain pages and it was severely lacking in content.  So, I decided this one needed a refresh and repost.  I'm leaving my original contents, but have updated them and added additional comments and content.


Okay, I know it's been over 2 months.  But I'm full of excuses.  My PC was down for a month of that time after a harddrive failure.  Then I was on vacation for 2 weeks of the other month.  The remaining 2 weeks, I'll just throw to the wind and blame life in general.

I'll mark my return with another installment of What Was on TV.  This time, it's June 10-16, 1978.  I generally try to align these with the actual week, but I'm a week late.  But let's face it, this TV Guide is already 15 years out of date, so does it really matter?

This cover reminds me of television's UFO fascination of the 1970's, almost rivaling that  I recall watching shows like In Search Of and Project Blue Book. I also recall being terrified I was going to be abducted.  Thanks TV!  (***Update*** Apparently, there was no show called "Project Blue Book". It was called "Project U.F.O."  I maintain it's another victim of the "Mandela Effect").  

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