Monday, November 29, 2010

Motel Monday: Get Your Kicks

Every Monday for the few months I have been sharing with you themed motel postcards from my collection featured on my other blog, In The Heart of Downtown.  Today's Motel Monday theme is Route 66. Highway 66 is possibly the most famous Highway in the history of the United States. The Highway linked Chicago and Los Angeles and was over 2,300 miles long. The route was completed in 1933 and quite possibly was most popular in the 1950s and 60s. It would take me hours to type all of the wonderful history, so instead I will link you to some more informative sites.

These represent one dozen of the many hundreds of motels that lined Highway 66.  I tried to find some of the better postcards to give you a better sense of some of the more colorful motel sights along the "Mother Road." They aren't in geographical order. See them all after the jump.

The Spur Motel - Flagstaff, Arizona
The Spur Motel - Flagstaff, Arizona

Friday, November 12, 2010

Pac-Man Fever

This morning I woke up with this strange song in my head:

It's not that strange of a song, I guess. The strange part is that I had not heard the song in years. I don't know why it was in my head at all. Instead of trying to decipher a deeper meaning, I determined that it meant that today was Pac-Man day on What Makes The Pie Shops Tick?. I can be here for 66 weeks posting all of the awesome things that came from the Pac-Man franchise, instead, I will post a few things I really enjoy.

First we have stickers (thanks to tOkKa):

Fleer "PAC-MAN" Sticker NO.4 of 54 'U.S. Pac-Man Team' (( 1980 ))  "PAC-MAN" Sticker NO.50 of 54 'We Want Pac-Man' ((1980))
 Fleer "PAC-MAN" Sticker NO.15 of 54 'Shadow the Next Morning' ((1980)) Fleer "Super Pac-Man" Sticker Cards - 'Problems'  ((1982))


The Pac-Man Album 'limited edition'- Pic Disc (( 1980 - 1982?! )) :: Sleeve i The Pac-Man Album 'limited edition'- Pic Disc 1980 - 1982(?!) :: Sleeve ii

A Lunchbox:

tOkKA's Pac-Man Lunch Box - FRONT Graphic.. Aladdin Industries ((1980)) tOkKA's Pac-Man Lunch Box - BACK Graphic.. Aladdin Industries ((1980))

a book (thanks to Waffle Whiffer):

Pac-Man Book

and a cartoon:

Later today I will be sharing with you a version of what started it all.