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Mrs. Butterworth: “The Slowest Person I Ever Met” (circa 1993)

I’m not even going to comment on this one. Just–just watch.

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TBS: “Incident At Phantom Hill” teaser (circa 1989)

Another 10-second advert spot for the TBS Saturday Movie, this time it’s obscure western “Incident At Phantom Hill”

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Omoton Moto X Pure/Style Case Unbox & Review

The Omoton cases offer great quality on a budget. This is a dual-layer case offering a shock-absorbing polyurethane inner layer surrounded by a rigid polycarbonate outer shell, and it fixes the biggest “feature” of the Moto X Pure: it’s curved back!

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I ordered this from Amazon

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it’s the omelet on Moto X pure case this

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is it’s like ten bucks on Amazon stuff

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like that and it promises to give you a

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flat back now if I just get blasting

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open promises to give you a flat back on

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your phone which can be useful for

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things like wireless charging okay so

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it’s in the box and then it comes in

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this kind of a plastic zipper top kind

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of bag here and when I feel hard just a

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business card

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Oh gonna come a little mock up going

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inside it’s got a nice feel to it it’s

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not it’s not super slick but it’s not

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like you know doesn’t feel like hard

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tough plastic so you know that’s or

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whatever it’s got this put the two-piece

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here

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thank you so it is a two-piece case and

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okay so you know you’ve got you’ve got

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this soft internal part and then you

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have this harder and you know it’s

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pretty rigid you know fairly rigid so

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it’s pretty you know seems like it’s a

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seems like it’s okay now you got some

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some weird sort of like I guess these

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are drip marks or something like that

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from where it was I assumed this was an

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extrusion but I’m not entirely certain

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looks like it may have been stamped into

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the shape so probably what this is and

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we’re just you know hot stamp you know

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press it into place of course it presses

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in this little lot with little branding

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knots you know which one it goes to of

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course it matches the inside of this one

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here so first things first is as we put

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this guy inside here and you know if

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it’s pretty snug

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it’s pretty stuff it is not form-fitting

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as you see I’m thinking there was going

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to be a spacer or something here but

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there’s there’s not there’s just the

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booster just a void here and I don’t

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know if I like them or not

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I will probably do something here to

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[Music]

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shore that up a little bit but there’s a

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little bit of a void there and then if

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we take that and we can snap that right

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over it

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you know the little beefier feels beep

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here now and doesn’t feel quite as bad

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right there where that point is but it’s

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definitely beefier it’s definitely

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heavier than this little guy is falling

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apart if you got buttons right here so

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you’ve got nice access to your power

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your plus and minus volume hold that

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down and that turns the screen on just

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fine it actually feels a little bit

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better than the buttons on here which

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are raised and they tended to not hit

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the button right so that feels a little

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bit better

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our button works just fine and volume

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seems to work really nicely so looks

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like we’re good at nice access to the

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power power supply port the USB port

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yeah everything seems to be good you got

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got your camera and your flash

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everything none of this is actually

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impeded by anything that’s just open

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well there’s your head from your

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headphone jack right there and that’s

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available there’s no flaps or anything

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to really deal with here the real test

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is going to come from carrying into my

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pocket and of course when it starts to

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get warmer carrying having this mounted

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in the windshield of my car

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I normally do see how well this stands

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up to heat and ultraviolet so I will

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report back on that when I get there

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Tallyho yell

Memories of Batman 1966

This groovy theme from the 60’s Batman series always conjures up a specific image in my mind: one of eating breakfast on the “back porch” of the Yellow House (really the extended kitchen/dining room area leading to the actual back porch), an unfinished solarium where we had a small aluminum and plastic dining table. There was a small Sears color television sitting on the corner of the table that I was watching Saturday Morning Cartoons on. It was late into the block, and the last shows to air were on WXIA (Channel 11, the local NBC affiliate): Batman and Superboy. It was hard to get a decent picture, so I was constantly getting up to adjust the rabbit ear antenna to catch the broadcast signal as it meandered around the shadow of Kennesaw Mountain and bounced against nearby Lost Mountain.

WXIA stopped showing Batman reruns not long after that, replacing them with a block by producer Peter Engel that included Saved By The Bell and the knock-off California Dreams. I don’t recall what happened to that TV set, either. We may have given it to a relative in need or it may have just died altogether; it was the 1980s.

Minute Maid: “New 96oz Bottle” (circa 1989)

Plastics make it possible! I was traumatized as a preschooler when I dropped a glass jug of Gatorade on the cement porch of our house one time. If only we had the plastic jugs back then!

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The Many Deaths of Barney the Dinosaur: Barny

I found these floating around AOL back in in the mid-1990s, perfect entertainment for a 12-year-old with a chip on his shoulder! If anyone can help me track down the original creator, please let me know!

Barney the Dinosaur meets his Doom in this audio clip!

This inverted poop emoji totally looks like Mr. Glitch from Square One TV

Please tell me that I’m not the only one who sees it.