Friday, June 5, 2020

Washing History

One of my binge-watching guilty pleasures in the last couple months has been "Eating History".  On the show, the hosts, "Old Smokey" and Josh Macuga ingest or drink products well past their expiration date, if not century.  Results vary.  Some things hold up, others, as they frequently explain, have gone rancid and numbed their mouths.

Given my own fascination with old cans and packaging, the show appeals to me.  While I would never eat anything I found at sales, I was tempted last week to try some old soap. Not on me, mind you.

My daughter complained my car was dirty.  I've never been too concerned with the appearance of my cars.  They get me from point A to point B.  But I will wash them a couple times a year on a hot day when I don't mind getting wet.  Looking in the car wash supply cabinet, there was no car wash soap to be found.  Then I spied this bottle I picked up a few years ago. And yes, I previously blogged about it.

Based on the design of the cars on the bottle, I put this in the early to mid 1960's.  The bottle was still 3/4 full.

Squirting an ample amount of the yellow goo into a bucket, I could see immediately the potency was questionable.

Not willing to give up, I filled it up with water.

The initial suds gave me hope.  Unfortunately, about 10 seconds after I filled the bucket, they completely dissipated leaving just a yellowish, watery muck with coagulated splotches.  My daughter refused to stick her hand into it.

Needless to say, the car stayed dirty that day.


  1. well, you tried. maybe next time!

  2. It's a cool bottle despite the lackluster performance of the contents.

    1. Yes, a case where we will have to judge it by its cover.

  3. The combination of font and colors on HOLIDAY gives me great joy.


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