Did TSR try and trademark the word, Nazi?

A rumor stared circulating years ago that the makers of Dungeons & Dragons were trying to copyright the word, Nazi. This turned out not be true, but the background of why is a pretty interesting story.

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Coca-Cola and its early Seventies Gourmet Burgers

In the early Seventies, Coca-Cola ran this ad touting its association with a selection of unique and not so unique burger combinations. Let's take a look at what paired well with a bottle of ice cold Coke in the "Me" decade.

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52 Fun Retro Facts I learned in 2019

I collect a lot of what I think are interesting facts over the course of a year. Typically I just left them in a doc to use in the future, but this year I thought I would share them here on the blog.

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Incredible Hulk Instant Muscles

Incredible Hulk Instant Muscles were inflatable toy muscles you wore under your shirt. They could take you from zero to hulk bulked hero in just a few pumps. Sadly all that flexing and inflating was rough on these faux muscles, so not a lot of them have survived.

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The rise and fall of the Kodak Disc Camera

In 1982, a triumph of portable amateur photography hit the market, the Kodak Disc Camera. It would be greeted with much fanfare, but its reputation would quickly tarnish. So what went wrong with Disc Cameras?

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Basic Programming for the Atari 2600

Basic Programming for the Atari 2600 is a fascinating attempt to bring simple programming concepts to this low-powered system. Sadly it can be a frustrating experience for people trying it now, but back in the day it opened a very small window to what "could be" for many young wannabe programmers.

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Pillsbury Space Food Sticks

Space Food Sticks did actually get their start as snacks for astronauts, eventually being utilized during a Skylab mission. Still they are more fondly and widely remembered as a commercial product with out of this world origins. So lets take a look back and celebrate this iconic treat.

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The Mandalorian Glasses from Burger King

Fast food restaurants no longer release collectible glasses like they did in the eighties. So through the magic of computers and poor art skills I attempt to capture what it might look like if they still did.

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