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The Slinky Is Toy Cancer

The Slinky is toy cancer. It was junk when I was a kid. It’s junk today. Look at the picture. Yesterday, Christmas, three of my four sons received Slinkies in their stockings. This is what they look like today. My childhood slinky lasted about as long. It was invented when Richard James, an engineer in … Continue reading »

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Merry Christmas

Wishing you the most Old School Christmas possible!* *That means get off the computer, love your family, eat good and give thanks to God. Keep It Old School, My Friend The Old Man (But while you’re here, don’t forget to like us on Facebook ☺)

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John Stossel Is Old School

When I was a kid I remember my dad and his friends discussing politics. Eventually someone would say, “Well, all politics is crooked anyway.” Then they’d all laugh and talk about something truly important, like the Steelers. Now that I’m a dad and discuss politics with my friends I have to admit my dad was … Continue reading »

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Learning to Shoot a Rifle and Becoming a Marksman

There is something inherently “Old School” about heading out into the woods, rifle at hand, and sighting in a squirrel at 100 yards…feeling the wood stock against your cheek… you inhale and hold your breath as you use the sling of your rifle to steady your aim… your finger slightly presses the trigger… *CRACK* All … Continue reading »

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Happy Thanksgiving

General Thanksgiving By the PRESIDENT of the United States Of America A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favour; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their … Continue reading »

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The Pencil Sharpener Behind Cellar Door Mystery

The house I grew up in had a pencil sharpener on the cellar door. The house I currently live in  had a pencil sharpener on the wall behind the cellar door when we bought it. Still there. (see photo) I’ve mentioned this to several people and the their childhood homes (translation: 1970s and earlier) had pencil sharpeners … Continue reading »

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A Day of Memorial

Memorial Day is commonly thought of as the “beginning of summer” and a “three day weekend”. Sad. At one time Memorial Day was on May 30, regardless of the weekday, but since the National Holiday Act of 1971, it’s been wedged into the three day weekend mode. Despite efforts to get it changed back and put … Continue reading »

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Extra Credit

Mini-Multi-Tool shares a “multi key Utili-Key 10-in-1 Tool”.  It could come in handy for a few jobs. It’s also good for at least five minutes of tool-related Old School discussion. Watching Golf Is Allowed A guy named “Bubba” wins the Masters. He has driven to tournaments in the General Lee. (Yes, that General Lee) … Continue reading »

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“I don’t care what you like.” Sincerely, Reality

This morning I received a letter in the mail. The return address read, “Reality”. Keep it Old School, my friend The Old Man

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Christmas Dumb Stuff, Surprising Stuff & Cool Stuff

#1 U.S. Postal Service Tells Carrier to Stop Dressing Like Santa Here’s the skinny: Bob McLean is a letter carrier (“mailman” to those over 40) who dresses like Santa during the holiday season. The families, especially the kids, along his route love it. But his supervisor is saying the Ho-Ho-Ho gotta go-go-go. No more costume. … Continue reading »

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