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The Amphicar It is an accepted trait of the Old School man that he is a little nuts. A man with no interesting past times gets boring, but quick. Built in Germany from 1961 to 1968, the Amphicar is the only civilian amphibious passenger automobile ever to be mass produced. A total of 3,878 vehicles … Continue reading »

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50 Creative Ways to Repurpose, Reuse and Upcycle Old Things – There are certain things that instantly remind me of my late father. One of those is jar lids screwed to the bottom of a shelf with the jars then screwed into the lid. This was one of the way Dad organized different screws and nails. … Continue reading »

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Extra Credit: The Puke Edition

“Oh, isn’t that sweet? Rolling Stone has a cute 10 year old girl on the cover.” So I walk into a local convenience store to pay for my gas. I see this on the magazine rack. Rolling Stone, a magazine which once purported to have some cachet, some hip relevance, well, now… not so much. … Continue reading »

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It’s not too late to start a garden. By the way, I’ve got dozens of strawberries coming up from plants that I planted last year. Sweet (pun intended). This is a great work/reward ratio. Planted dozens of plants ONCE. Throw in occasional weeding and watering. Get strawberries for months. If you don’t let your kids … Continue reading »

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Please forgive me, lovers of all things Old School. A very busy work schedule both in and out of the office threw a small monkey wrench in OSR productivity. No need to worry about this. I’ve talked to the boys in the lab, adjusted the disgronificator and added more bacon. Things are back up to speed. … Continue reading »

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Designer Ice Robin Williams once said, “Cocaine is God’s way of saying you have too much money.” There is now another way. Chilean police are holding a man on suspicion of stealing five tons of ice from a glacier in Patagonia to sell as designer ice cubes for cocktails. My late father, who began many … Continue reading »

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Chili, Hot Dogs & Good Friends Last Saturday the Smokin’ Hot Wife, two of my sons and myself made the trek to Toledo, Ohio to meet up with some two friends. We met at Tony Packo’s, home of the Hungarian hot dog, created in 1932. Here’s the story from the Tony Packo website. The son … Continue reading »

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Extra Credit: The Vodka Edition

Unusual uses for vodka Yesterday I got back to the homestead at 10 pm after a six hour plus ride from business in New Jersey. I was both bushed from the drive and antsy from being in the car so long. After our babysitter (#1 Mother-in-law) left, I decided to make a Bloody Mary with the … Continue reading »

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While you’re here, check out the BIG CONTEST page and win! Kathy Griffin is to comedy as The Olive Garden is to Italian Food “This simple DIY project will mute your TV whenever it starts talking about a celebrity or subject you’ve heard enough of.” I don’t know how well this device works, but the idea … Continue reading »

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While you’re here, do the Old Man a favor and “like” OSR on our Facebook page. How do you carry your six shooter? Texas Governor Rick Perry gives a great Old School response to a reporter asking if he is armed. What’s behind that bookcase? Maybe I watched too many episodes of The Wild, Wild West when … Continue reading »

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