Do They Know it's christmas?
This week we're going to take a look at some of the Virtual Museums on the web. We're going to start with Kevin Savetz's 75 Years of Band-Aid—the little plastic wound covers, not the overblown charity supergroup. This site has been up on the web since 1995 when Mosaic was the only web browser. That means it's about 1,000 years old in people years. It hasn't been updated since 2000, but, hey, bandage packaging just isn't nearly so fabulous as it used to be.
...people see the blue sticker
Becky collects banana stickers. She has over 4,500 of them. Someone must have suggested to Becky that this was an odd obsession and she should really expand her horizons. Becky heeded the advice. She now also collects broccoli stickers ( 93 so far ) and asparagus stickers ( 157 and counting ) . There is apparently a whole Banana Sticker Collecting Subculture. Becky has photos from the Banana Labels Collectors Convention in Munich, as well as links to other online Banana Sticker Museums.
We here at WWWeird don't own a tissue cover, but if we did you can bet it would be one of the creepy doll head dispensers. Some of these are ceramic; some are plush. What I didn't see are any of those lovely yarn ones they make in the retirement homes to keep the folk occupied ( and docile ) . If any of your parents trade in those, perhaps you could make a donation to the collection. Your mother would much rather hear 'It was so lovely, I donated it to a museum,' than 'I dumped that hideous thing off at the Brown Elephant.'
Help! I'm being held prisoner in a Chinese Bakery!
Of course we all know the add 'in bed' routine with fortune cookies. ( The best one I ever got for that was 'Behind every able man, there is another able man. ) This site has nothing to do with that. The proprietor likes to collect fortunes that are funny, ironic or nonsensical. An example from the site archives:
Avoid taking unnecessary gambles.
Lucky numbers 12,14,17,20,28,36