It’s Not Just Active – It’s Radioactive

radiumdanceSome of you poor,
long-suffering souls
who have kept up with
the Muscleheaded Blog
over the years–

may, ‘may’ I say-
just barely remember
a post we did on
common but radioactive
household products
from ‘back in the day’ —

( Oh, do I hate that expression —
how do such abominablepostacrd
catchphrases work their
way into our vocabularies,
anyway? )

Well, since then,
we’ve had several of our
fine readers send us stuff
that we missed, forgot, iv
skipped, disregarded
or otherwise ignored
in the first post…..

And we figure,
the least we can do
is rectify the situation.

I guess nobody today nuclearecordduster
really needs an explanation
on exactly WHY this stuff
would be bad for you….

Something to do with reactivity,
alpha and gamma rays, and
scientific sounding stuff like that.
comforter
If you’re interested,
there’s a fascinating article
on the ‘Radium Ladies’ here

Remember the glow-in-the-dark
watch dial your grandfather had?

Suffice to say that
painting the radium
onto those watch faces
wasn’t the healthiest way
to make a living.

And using any of the products
on this post probably wasn’t bath
gonna be all that good
for you, either.

Ok, maybe your LP records
won’t get cancer from
using a radioactive record
cleaning brush —
— but you certainly could.

Just imagine the potential damage
caused by the daily use of a
uranium comforter,
reactive chocolate.
barium baths
or radium suppositories.
haircolor
Or trying to keep your hair
after a couple doses of
radioactive hair-color?

“65 and never a grey hair”.

Yeah, I’d bet.

And all this unhealthy rad
being packaged and
sold in ‘glowing’
descriptive advertising.

Ok,
so it’s a pun.

What did you expect…
Keats?

HOY !

radior

hand handcleaner

salve supp

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Says The Dutch Kids

a1One of the most interesting
aspect of the disease of
postcard collecting is the
overwhelming variety —

there are just so
many subjects,
so many themes,
so many characters,
so many artists —a4

— it’s hard to narrow down
your interests to just
one or two.

Which of course,
is why I don’t do it.

And why I can’t park a5
in my own garage.

If it’s a vintage postcard,
I’ll probably find it fascinating.

Even if the art isn’t great,
the written inscription
or the stamp or
the kind of media that a3
it’s printed on might be.

Now, we all know that
it’s easy to offend people
these days, heaven knows,
–and postcards in the
early 1900’s weren’t
exactly printed agreeable
to 2017 P.C. sensibilities.
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Most of the time,
I decide whether I’m going
to repost a card based
on it’s interesting qualities,
but I will consider the potential
for genuinely hurt feelings
and original hurtful intent.

If it’s just cruel, demeaning
or insulting to a group of a7
people or ethnicity,
I won’t post it.

Using that formula —

These harmless, charming
‘Dutch Kids’ pass the test
with flying colors for both.

Anyone who’d be offended a2
by these things is just
looking for a fight.

(And I’m the one
who’ll give ’em one, too.)

The theme was very popular
between 1890 and 1925 —
this set dates from around World War I.

Enjoy !

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