Daily Archives: February 4, 2010

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Funny Face Drink Mix Commercial

Funny Face was a powdered instant drink mix similar to Kool-Aid, marketed by Pillsbury in the 1960s and 1970s. They used calcium cyclamate as a sweetener, but due to a subsequent discovery, the sweetener was changed to saccharine, with the option of buying packets with no sweetener. Oh and some […]

Youre A Good Man Charlie Brown

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown on DVD

In “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”, the entire gang is up to something new. Instead of the normal narrative they are are acting out the various comedy sketches from the original live-action musical and each one is more enjoyable then the last. The emphasis in this special is the […]

Getting Skinny With Ayds

Talk about bad timing. Ayds (pronounced “Aids”) was an appetite suppressant “candy” to aid dieters, introduced in about 1979 the 1970s, about the same time that shortly after this AIDS (also pronounced “Aids”) began to receive national attention. It quietly faded away, but Ayds was a precursor to phen-fen, a […]

Atari 2600 Joystick Cake

Everyone loves the Atari 2600. So it was very surprising to me to find that very few people have mad cakes in the shape of an Atari 2600 joystick. Perhaps it is the stick which makes it a challenge. Happily the Lisa who is friends with the poster of this […]