The Story of Tuna Twist

“Tastes as fresh as a garden! New Nabisco Tuna Twist has everything that tastes best with tuna; great garden vegetables, herbs and seasonings. Turns 4 sandwiches into 6! Tuna Twist contains nourishing natural vegetable protein, so you get two extra sandwiches from every can of tuna. Takes 1 bowl, 1 minute! Just add a pouchful of Tuna Twist to your tuna and mayonnaise. Try Onion, Cheddar Cheese or Italian! Each delicious flavor turns your tuna into sandwiches or salads that taste fresh as a garden!” Photo: Gone, But Not Forgotten GroceriesIn the ’70s, inflation became a problem. So more housewives were working outside the house to help make ends meet. But the extra work meant something also had to give, namely kitchen meal prep time. This led to a rise in boxed mix … Read More

A Letter to Old Acquaintances Selling Me Lash Booster and Patterned Leggings

(Feel free to copy and paste as needed.) Dear Random Acquaintance from High School, Thank you for sliding into my DMs. I appreciate your compliments about my life and social media feed. Yes, I do like to have a good time and yes, I did get new bangs. I’m glad you like them. But I […]

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The WGY Food Stores

Photo: Hoxie!If there’s one thing that pairs up with a great cup of coffee, it’s great radio. And for a few glorious decades from the 1930s to the 1950s, people in the Capital Region of New York got both from the legendary WGY Radio.


WGY is one of the pioneering radio stations in America. Broadcasting continuously since 1922, it was home to many firsts in broadcasting, including the first remote broadcasts, the first radio dramas, the first high powered broadcasts, the first experimental TV station and one of the very f… Read More

Mall Of 1974 by Mall Music Muzak


Remember real shopping music? Before the music over shopping mall PA systems became a mishmash of Adult Contemporary recurrents and tired, overplayed ’80s oldies?

The music was always more welcoming because it was agnostic. It wasn’t someone’s favorite music. Or anyone’s. It was that stuff that you heard just slightly below the general din of a typical day inside a shopping mall.
You don’t know headaches until you’ve just heard Bon Jovi music playing in the echo chamber of an empty shopping mall. You just don’t.
Because the malls acoustically are/were the worst places for contemporary pop/rock music of ANY kind. I soon realized this after the malls started changing their background music from easy… Read More

What to Do If the Next Decade in the Stock Market Totally Blows

Recently, the hotties* over at Vanguard said that they think that the stock market is probably going to suck some donkey dick in the next decade. (My words, not theirs.) And I tend to agree with them. *Us finance dweebs love Vanguard; they were one of the first to offer low-cost, index (non-managed) funds because […]

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Here’s What The People Are Saying About Invested Development!!

Testimonials from my first winter Invested Development course are rollin’ in, and they’ve warmed this old hag’s heart. But I’m not sharing these because I enjoy giving my own horn a lil’ toot, but because I want y’all to see!! I know that taking a leap and making a purchase like this can be hard and […]

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