July 2008 Archives
I have to admit it, I hate cell phones. Yes, I have one. But I hardly ever use it and don't usually answer it when it rings, beeps or buzzes. (I always call back, though.) I think these little pieces of biohazardous waste are one of, if not, the worst inventions in recent memory. They have not only caused a more insular society (and cancer, it seems), they have increased the rudeness and insensitivity of those who use them. Although there are more (sort of) useful features that come with cell phones these days, the main problem remains - users talking on them - EVERYWHERE.
Recently, however, I came across some tasteful and tactful signs that can help dissuade this menace. Read on.
There have been a lot of great advancements in graphic design over the decades - from the line art of the 1930s to the bright colors and neon of the 1980s. It seems though that some of the ingenuity and creativity were lost in the 1990s, however. What happened?
Hey, everybody! I know I've been boring you with the esoteric scannable items from my treasure trove and thought I'd bore you one more time. This last batch of scans really have no rhyme or reason, they're just sort of fun and downright weird.
Remember when agricultural items were shipped in wooden crates with those beautiful labels on them? I don't really, but I came across some of those ornate orange crate labels recently and had to scan them. The history behind these labels is quite interesting and have quite a tale to tell.
O.K., round two on the scanning series. This time around I poked through my files and found some interesting items to share. This dude on the right is, of course, The Hulk. I found him a few years back around Halloween. It's a ring. I thought it was cool so I scanned it. It has a nice 3-D effect doesn't it? I had a jewel-sucker-ring too, but it was hard to scan without getting sugar and candy crystals all over the glass.
Anyway...keep reading...(oh, I spelled 'scannable' incorrectly last time and I apologize)...