I got a kick out of this picture over on Shorpy.com. It’s someone’s radiator cap back in 1938. Even in the 30s, some people apparently enjoyed pimping out their rides with aftermarket parts.Larger image here.
Here is an online collection of cereal box fronts and backs. Remember the days when a breakfast cereal could proudly display the word “Sugar” in its name? Though I’m not sure what enhancement or breakthrough propelled “Sugar Crisp” to “Super” Sugar Crisp status.
We didn’t see much in the way of sugar-y cereals around our house when I was growing up. My Mom ran a no-nonesense Corn Flakes, Raisin Bran, Shredded Wheat, Grape Nuts kind of operation. When me and my friends all went away to college, some exercised their new-found freedom from accountiblity by drinking heavily and taking drugs. I went wild with Captain Crunch and Cocoa Puffs. (And gained 15 pounds my first year.)
By the way, I remember that cut-out Archies single offered on that second image. A friend had hacked it out of a box. Shockingly, we found it exceedingly difficult to play a record pressed onto thin cardboard.
The Ten Most Prophetic Science Fiction Movies Ever, courtesy of the awesome folks at Popular Mechanics.