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The retro saying - "40 Winks"
When I was suffering from a chest cold last winter, I told a couple of my work mates that I would give anything for a quick 40 winks.  While one of them chuckled, the other was perplexed by the phrase.  He of course was a wee lad of twenty something, and wa...
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Darrin and Darrin go to White Castle - and get into the Cravers Hall of Fame
It's hard to believe that two years have nearly passed since my son and I were inducted into the White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame.  In 2013,  9,545 people had tried for a spot in the hall of fame since 2001, but only 91 had been inducted up to that point. ...
It's hard to believe that two years have nearly passed since my son and I were inducted into the White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame.  In 2013,  9,545 people had tried for a spot in the hall of fame since 2001, but only 91 had ...
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STILL waiting for the McDonald's MEGA MAC to come to America
This an older article I'm moving here from one of my other blogs.  Enjoy.. About 5 years ago, my good friend "Doc" Moore e-mailed me during his vacation in Japan. Knowing of my fast food fanaticism, he wrote to inform me about a new hamburger that McDonald'...
This an older article I'm moving here from one of my other blogs.  Enjoy.. About 5 years ago, my good friend "Doc" Moore e-mailed me during his vacation in Japan. Knowing of my fast food fanaticism, he wrote to inform me ...
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Flashbacks abound while retro treasure hunting
On one of my last retro treasure hunts at the second hand store, I came across a few items that took me on a nice trip down memory lane.  Check out what I found.. My grandfather had one of these lighted magnifying gizmos that he used to read the bible and n...
On one of my last retro treasure hunts at the second hand store, I came across a few items that took me on a nice trip down memory lane.  Check out what I found.. My grandfather had one of these lighted magnifying gizmos...
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Dad's bare bones basics of home brewing beer
My buddy Mark and I who are both founding members of "Big Guys Homebrew Club", quite often host brew sessions.  On one such occasion, I decided to bring along my video camera and let it record us for the afternoon.  The footage captured, culminated into a v...
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The Carl's Jr / Hardee's Mushroom & Swiss All-Natural Burger
The Industry-first All-Natural Burger that Carl's Jr. released back in December, is now available at Hardee’s.  I must stress, these burgers boast grass-fed, free-range beef with no added hormones, antibiotics, or steroids.  This is a first from a major fas...
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The movie theatre where I saw STAR WARS back in 1977..
I was near my old stomping grounds in Fort Collins Colorado recently, and took a moment to take this picture. The old Foothills Twin Theatre in Fort Collins, Colorado Back when my family moved to Fort Collins in the 70s, this was one of the only movie theat...
I was near my old stomping grounds in Fort Collins Colorado recently, and took a moment to take this picture. The old Foothills Twin Theatre in Fort Collins, Colorado Back when my family moved to Fort Collins in the 70s, t...
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A possum roaming around in my head..
As you may have gathered, my thoughts often revolve around the recent and not so recent past.  That being said, I've been finding myself intently reminiscing about my grandparents this week.  When I was a young boy living in California, many an afternoon wa...
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Memories of Mountain Cafe in Fort Collins, Colorado
  Mountain Cafe 226 West Mountain Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80521-2711 (970) 493-9576 I grew up eating at Mountain Cafe located in Fort Collins Colorado.  This was largely in part, because my old man's barber shop was located directly next door.   Look closel...
 Mountain Cafe 226 West Mountain Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80521-2711 (970) 493-9576 I grew up eating at Mountain Cafe located in Fort Collins Colorado.  This was largely in part, because my old man's barber shop was...
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August 16th is Bratsgiving!
Now I have heard of and celebrated National Bratwurst Day in the past, but Johnsonville has taken this special day for Brat lovers to a whole new level.  Johnsonville along with Brat enthusiasts everywhere, will be celebrating "Bratsgiving" today on August ...
Now I have heard of and celebrated National Bratwurst Day in the past, but Johnsonville has taken this special day for Brat lovers to a whole new level.  Johnsonville along with Brat enthusiasts everywhere, will be celebratin...
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With Disney acquiring the rights to the STAR WARS universe, life is good for STAR WARS fans.  If you're a fan of both Disney and STAR WARS, then it's stellar!  Disney is steadily embracing and assimilating the franchise into ...
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The Grilled Pork Chop, Egg & Cheese Biscuit at Carl's Jr. and hardee's
Yes folks.. another Carl's Jr. post.  I promise I'm not on their payroll or anything like that.  It's just that circumstances had me dining there more than usual this summer. And.. when I eat something utterly delicious, I often like to blab about it to any...
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Enlightened 20th century retro Dad with an affinity for the recent past.  I'm a bonafide Sci-Fi, Tiki, Action Figure, Disney, Vintage Bike, Food, and Beer Geek.  I live in Northern Colorado, but have a love affair with the Florida gulf coast.
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RetroHound! Photos of Vintage 20th Century Collectibles and Memorabilia.
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Classic Movie Reviews, Pictures of Album Covers, Collectibles, and whatever strikes my fancy.

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The Retroist | Retro Blog and Podcast
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