Burger Chef was a restaurant chain (1954-1996) that at its peak had over a thousand restaurants. The one that was in my neighborhood closed in the early 1980s and I don’t recall ever eating there, though do remember the TV ads with “Burger Chef and Jeff”.
It’s the cartoon version of a TV announcer, 1951.
The i-Zone MyPhotoBooth by Radica for Polaroid
Amazon.com (which still offers the product) says:
Great fun at slumber parties or when just bumming around with pals, this freestanding camera operates like a real photo booth and takes instant pictures of the whole gang. The tabletop unit is fairly big, standing about 9-1/2 inches tall, but, considering its capabilities, is still pretty portable. The photo booth uses Polaroid i-Zone technology and comes with a starter pack of six strips of instant i-Zone pocket film. Film strips feed through the slot on top of the photo booth and must be loaded separately for each picture. The photo booth tilts forward or backward for the best picture angle and has a mirrored screen so girls can vogue in front of it to see what looks best before snapping their shot. Once film is loaded, girls pull down the side handle and have about 6 seconds to get into their pose before the flash goes off. Once the picture is taken, girls can pull the strip out the slot and watch the photo fully develop. My Photo Booth also accepts i-Zone pocket sticker film or pocket fortune film as replacement film. This miniature photo booth uses four “AA” batteries—two for the flash and two for the timer.
This is where I mention that Polaroid i-Zone film was discontinued in 2006. Also, again, the square area below the lens is a mirror, not a viewscreen.
It’s the water, and (by this time) a lot more.
Olympia Beer when it was still made in Tumwater, Washington; 1980s.
Somebody please explain (again)…
Seems the algorythm for the fake accounts seen in notes (complained about in this post days ago) has changed a bit to try to make the names less obvious… yet they still follow a pattern. Above is a screencap showing two so I don’t have to attempt to explain the new sequence better than “some words, a number, and now another word that sounds like this would be a blog”.
And let’s see how many notes from the fake accounts show up on this post.
A parade is not complete without a llama.
A memorable summer moment from the early 1980s.
Smokey Bear seems surprised that he has children in tow. But chances are they’re his neice and nephew, that’s the story you always get in cartoons when single characters have kids visiting — even if you never knew that the character had siblings.
There’s a color version and faux-post version of the above image (scanned from a 1947 newspaper) on smokeybear.com’s history page. Smokey’s official canon says he had a wife named Goldie and an adopted son named Little Smokey; I’m not finding any materials identifying these two cubs.