U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Shopping and Consumer Products
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-01-2011, 09:20 AM
 
Location: South of Maine
739 posts, read 909,147 times
Reputation: 799

Advertisements

One man's passion for buying crap from the back of comic books. Novelty historian Kirk Demarais tests X-ray specs and other mail order mysteries.

Novelty Historian Kirk Demarais Tests X-Ray Specs And Other Mail Order Mysteries (VIDEO)
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-02-2011, 06:34 PM
 
19,739 posts, read 59,718,099 times
Reputation: 36672
Kinda neat. I remember those ads and the ones for Palisades Amusement Park. Knew the stuff was carp from the getgo. The rare Edmund Scientific Company ads were the ones that sucked me in.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-03-2011, 10:19 AM
 
Location: South of Maine
739 posts, read 909,147 times
Reputation: 799
Quote:
Originally Posted by harry chickpea View Post
Kinda neat. I remember those ads and the ones for Palisades Amusement Park. Knew the stuff was crap from the getgo. The rare Edmund Scientific Company ads were the ones that sucked me in.
Just in time for halloween... Edmund Scientific sells "Ghost Detectors"!!
CSI | Edmund (Pseudo) Scientific Sells ?Ghost Detectors?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-03-2011, 10:41 AM
 
19,739 posts, read 59,718,099 times
Reputation: 36672
It was last year, so not to worry. All those ghosts are dead by now.

Oddly enough... I made something I made that is very similar to that EMF meter described. I made it a number of years ago to test for EMF leakage around my computer monitors (wireless phone connections were really bad around them). Pretty simple IIRC, coil of wire on some PVC pipe, battery, transistor, couple of resistors hooked into a cheap multimeter. Maybe I should apply for work as a ghosthunter.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-03-2011, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
35,596 posts, read 64,885,060 times
Reputation: 58667
I always wanted to order the onion gum ... And the black soap!!

I already have a whoopee cushion.

http://www.retroist.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/treasure-chest-of-fun.jpg (broken link)
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-03-2011, 11:57 AM
 
Location: South of Maine
739 posts, read 909,147 times
Reputation: 799
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ohiogirl81 View Post
I always wanted to order the onion gum ... And the black soap!!

I already have a whoopee cushion.

Both 'new' to me!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-03-2011, 12:09 PM
 
Location: South of Maine
739 posts, read 909,147 times
Reputation: 799
Quote:
Originally Posted by harry chickpea View Post
It was last year, so not to worry. All those ghosts are dead by now.
Oddly enough... they were dead by then!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-03-2011, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
35,596 posts, read 64,885,060 times
Reputation: 58667
Quote:
Originally Posted by round tuit View Post
Both 'new' to me!
You must not have been a comic book-reading kid in the 60s! LOL Those ads were in every comic book everywhere, from Barbie to Batman.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-03-2011, 01:50 PM
 
Location: South of Maine
739 posts, read 909,147 times
Reputation: 799
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ohiogirl81 View Post
You must not have been a comic book-reading kid in the 60s! LOL Those ads were in every comic book everywhere, from Barbie to Batman.
...guess I was too busy dreaming of "X-Ray Specs"!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-03-2011, 08:17 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
8,391 posts, read 19,376,085 times
Reputation: 18277
When I was around eight , I once ordered a "Genuine Black Forest" clock from the back of Supergirl . I thought I was so sophisticated. I thought it would be at least the size of a real clock; it wasn't. I think it was about eight inches tall & was made of cardboard.
__________________
******************


People may not recall what you said to them, but they will always remember how you made them feel .
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Shopping and Consumer Products
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top