The Cranky Ol' Bat

Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death! - RuPaul

2005-03-08

Guess I Should Have Registered Here When I Got Hitched

I have this thing for stuff with defunct airline logos on it, probably because my parents worked for so many of them! (There's no industry that has burned through so much money with so much style.)

Since almost all of the airlines have done away with anything other than plastic cups and disposable trays, a lot of this stuff has ended up in stores like the ones featured in this article (Chicago Tribune....free registration may or may not be required....that online publication is damned capricious.)

If you can't make it to the Windy City, just remember....there's always Ebay! Punch in your favorite "lost bird" and see what comes up! Hopefully, something better than this!

4 Comments:

  • At 5:07 PM, Blogger Slap-Happy said…

    Hmmm... I wonder if many of those goofy wings and plastic planes are available anywhere.

    On an almost completely unrelated note, Hamilton Beach used to make vibrators back in the late 1800s, early 1900s. One of the first uses for electricity.

    The "e" in ebay stands for "educational."

     
  • At 12:33 PM, Blogger Kory O said…

    Lots of those are on ebay at any time....including the vibrators, Tomus. This one is a perennial favorite on that site. Now you know why I can't look at that character without laughing.

     
  • At 9:05 PM, Blogger muck4doo said…

    lmao! never gonna look at hello kitty the same again. :)

    im was useta have em big ole metal model of em banana jet.(back in em seventies) dont know whatn ever hapened to it.

     
  • At 11:45 PM, Blogger Kory O said…

    Muck, do you mean a Hughes Airwest banana jet? My daddy worked for that airline! We had an inflatable one for the pool....wish I knew what the hell happened to it!

     

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