Sorry, Charlie
Sorry, Charlie
TV/Radio Commercials
Shoe-fitting X-ray
Shoe-fitting X-ray
Fashion and Fads
'Dick and Jane' reader
'Dick and Jane' reader
Workplace and School
Astonishing older ads
Astonishing older ads
Print Media & Ads
Shinola shoe polish
Shinola shoe polish
Household items
Kodak Brownie cameras
Kodak Brownie cameras
Photography
Woody Woodpecker
Woody Woodpecker
Comics and Cartoons
'Bedtime for Bonzo'
'Bedtime for Bonzo'
Movies of the 50s
F. W. Woolworth
F. W. Woolworth
Companies and Agencies
Hudson Hornet
Hudson Hornet
Classic Cars
Roll film
Roll film
Photography
Polaroid instant camera
Polaroid instant camera
Photography
Fallout shelter
Fallout shelter
Bygone Icons
Erector Set
Erector Set
Toys and Games
Checker cab
Checker cab
Bygone Icons
'American Bandstand'
'American Bandstand'
TV/Radio
Patti Page
Patti Page
Music
'Plan 9 from Outer Space'
'Plan 9 from Outer Space'
Movies of the 50s
Wonder Bread
Wonder Bread
Food, Candy, Drinks
Chrome and Formica
Chrome and Formica
Household items
Mighty Mouse
Mighty Mouse
Comics and Cartoons
Fuzzy toilet covers
Fuzzy toilet covers
Household items
Allan Sherman
Allan Sherman
Humor
My-T-Fine pudding
My-T-Fine pudding
Food, Candy, Drinks
'Birdman of Alcatraz'
'Birdman of Alcatraz'
Movies of the 60s
Candy cigarettes
Candy cigarettes
Food, Candy, Drinks
Switchboard operators
Switchboard operators
Science & Technology
'The Miracle Worker'
'The Miracle Worker'
Movies of the 60s
Smokey the Bear
Smokey the Bear
Bygone Icons
Manual typewriter
Manual typewriter
Workplace and School
Bosco chocolate syrup
Bosco chocolate syrup
Food, Candy, Drinks
'Old Yeller'
'Old Yeller'
Movies of the 50s
Record changer
Record changer
Home Entertainment
Bouncing-ball sing-along
Bouncing-ball sing-along
At the Movies
Mainframe computer
Mainframe computer
Science & Technology
Hawaiian Punch
Hawaiian Punch
TV/Radio Commercials
Lionel trains
Lionel trains
Toys and Games
'Car 54, Where Are You?'
'Car 54, Where Are You?'
TV/Radio
Venus Paradise color-by-number
Venus Paradise color-by-number
Toys and Games
Arlo Guthrie
Arlo Guthrie
Music
Hot rod
Hot rod
Classic Cars
Good Humor ice cream
Good Humor ice cream
Food, Candy, Drinks
Drafting table
Drafting table
Workplace and School
'Alfred Hitchcock Presents'
'Alfred Hitchcock Presents'
TV/Radio
Fender Stratocaster
Fender Stratocaster
Music
'The Music Man'
'The Music Man'
An Evening at the Theater
Frozen TV dinners
Frozen TV dinners
Life before...
Vacuum tube tester
Vacuum tube tester
Science & Technology
Disneyland flying saucers
Disneyland flying saucers
Sports & Rec
Bell Labs educational films
Bell Labs educational films
Workplace and School
Soda jerks
Soda jerks
Life
Brylcreem hair tonic
Brylcreem hair tonic
Household items
'Fahrenheit 451' by Ray Bradbury
'Fahrenheit 451' by Ray Bradbury
Art and Literature
Rocky and Bullwinkle
Rocky and Bullwinkle
Comics and Cartoons
TV test pattern
TV test pattern
Bygone Icons
Student desk with inkwell
Student desk with inkwell
Workplace and School
Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
Actors & Entertainers
Clay vs. Liston
Clay vs. Liston
Sports & Rec
Buster Brown shoes
Buster Brown shoes
Fashion and Fads
Tableside jukebox
Tableside jukebox
Life
Whole Earth Catalog
Whole Earth Catalog
Print Media & Ads
Poodle skirt
Poodle skirt
Fashion and Fads
'Marilyn Diptych' by Andy Warhol
'Marilyn Diptych' by Andy Warhol
Art and Literature
Vibrating weight loss
Vibrating weight loss
Fashion and Fads
The Three Stooges
The Three Stooges
Humor
Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison
Music
Manual-defrost icebox
Manual-defrost icebox
Household items
Satellite Jumping Shoes
Satellite Jumping Shoes
Toys and Games
Cheech & Chong
Cheech & Chong
Humor
Movie usher
Movie usher
At the Movies
Steam locomotive
Steam locomotive
Transportation
Life magazine
Life magazine
Print Media & Ads
Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein
Music
1953 Studebaker Commander
1953 Studebaker Commander
Classic Cars
Ipana toothpaste
Ipana toothpaste
TV/Radio Commercials
Whitewall tires
Whitewall tires
Classic Cars
Car hop
Car hop
Life
Bulova Accutron
Bulova Accutron
Household items
Tail fins
Tail fins
Classic Cars
Chubby Checker
Chubby Checker
Music
'Captain Kangaroo'
'Captain Kangaroo'
TV/Radio
Bell Telephone
Bell Telephone
Companies and Agencies
TV/radio/phono combo
TV/radio/phono combo
Home Entertainment
Western Union telegram
Western Union telegram
Science & Technology
Mad Libs
Mad Libs
Toys and Games
Schwinn Stingray
Schwinn Stingray
Sports & Rec
Manual cash register
Manual cash register
Science & Technology
Nok Hockey
Nok Hockey
Toys and Games
Daddy Saddle
Daddy Saddle
Toys and Games
Che Guevara and Fidel Castro
Che Guevara and Fidel Castro
Issues & Events
NY Herald Tribune
NY Herald Tribune
Print Media & Ads
Horizontal Hold
Horizontal Hold
Home Entertainment
Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval
Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval
Household items
Bill Ding balancing clowns
Bill Ding balancing clowns
Toys and Games

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There are 5 general comments for the BBeM website.
Posted by Ed Sawicki at 5:23 pm (PDT) on Wed November 1, 2023   
Just wondering if you place a limit on the number of times you recycle electrons. Too many times, and they get worn out, right? A good example is the electrons in the atom at the bottom of your home page. I've been watching them for weeks, and they seem to be slowing down.

If you do limit them, you must introduce new electrons into the system to make up for the discarded ones, and that would make your claim, "This site is brought to you using 100% recycled electrons." false advertising.

Other than that, I enjoy your site very much.
Posted by schessler at 11:04 pm (PDT) on Wed June 24, 2015   
I enjoy browsing the "Baby Boomer Museum" even though I am not a baby boomer.  I wonder what an equivalent site will be composed of in 50 years.  Will the idea of going to a theater to see a movie be funny, how about driving a car and then buying fuel, living in a private house, progress has not stopped and things we enjoy now will seem antique to young people at that time.
Posted by ironman309 at 10:41 pm (PST) on Sat January 16, 2010   
Thanks for the walk down memory lane! I haven't had that much fun in a long time.
Posted by wcgripko at 10:16 pm (PST) on Mon January 4, 2010   
I realy like this, it brings back part of my "Life As A Kid!" I enjoy remembering the way things used to be. Not.....MONEY,Money, Money....... Back then it was: Family's,Jobs,Vacations, Wholesome Living..... But that's me. Thanks for the "Time Tunnel" Travel in Trivia!
Posted by Mawutt at 12:37 pm (PST) on Mon January 4, 2010   
What an awesome memory jogger! Love it. Thanks for the fun!