Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sweethearts of the USA (Monogram-1944)

From Monogram Pictures in 1944, we present "Sweethearts of the USA."  In this one, a female defense plant employee, after she had been accidentally knocked out, dreams she's opened a night club as well as catches crooks with the help of ghosts.

This movie stars Una Merkel, Harry ("Parkyakarkus) Einstein, and Donald Novis, amongst others.

Jan Garber, Henry King,Phil Ohman, and their respective orchestras are featured here.

Arthur St. Claire, Richard Long, and Jane Keith (who provided the original story) wrote the screenplay.

This movie was produced by Lester Cutler and directed by Lew Collins.


Snow White, the Seven Dwars, and a box of Post Toasties

Here's a 1938 newspaper ad for Post Toasties cereal with cutouts of the stars of the Walt Disney animated feature "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."

Really Old Post Toasties

Here's a 1920s magazine ad for Post Toasties corn flakes.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Ducks Make AP, Coaches Pre-Season Gridiron Polls

The Oregon Ducks were ranked #24 in the Associated Press pre-season college football poll that was released this past Sunday.

The Ducks were ranked at #22 in the USA Today/Coaches poll that was released back on August 4.

Coming off a disastrous 2015 campaign that saw them lose all nine conference games, there was no support in either poll for the Oregon State Beavers.

Raisin Bran, The Kellogg's Way

From circa 1956, here's a box of Kellogg's Raisin Bran.

Ole Tyme Cereal Box

From the 1940s, here's an old box of Post Raisin Bran cereal.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Deuce's Double Helps Sonics Sink Timbers In Cascadia Cup Clash

At Seattle:

Clint Dempsey scored twice (PK-61', 80') and Christian Roldan once (83') as the Seattle Sounders defeated the visiting Portland Timbers 3-1 in Sunday Major League Soccer action which also happened to be the latest installment of the Cascadia Cup.

Fanendo Adi scored the Timbers' lone goal in the second minute of second-half stoppage time.

The victory, played in front of 53,302 fans at CenturyLink Field, was the Sounders' third straight as their unbeaten run since Brian Schmetzer replaced the ousted Sigi Schmid has stretched to four games.

For Portland, who have now dropped four of their last five contests, they will face Seattle again next Sunday at 2:00 PM Pacific Time (ESPN), this time at home.

T2 Blown Out At Sacramento

At Sacramento, California:

Mike da Fonte (4'), Cameron Iwasa (45'), Tommy Thompson (48'), and Wilson Kneeshaw (81') each scored once as the Sacramento Republic demolished visiting Portland Timbers 2 in Saturday United Soccer League action 4-0.

T2 will visit Seattle Sounders 2 at Tukwila, Washington on Monday, August 29 at 7:30 PM Pacific Time.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Ti-Cats Destroy Visiting Riders

At Hamilton, Ontario:

In Saturday Canadian Football League action, quarterback Zach Collaros completed 23 of 31 passes for 381 yards and five touchdowns (and no interceptions) as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4-4)  bludgeoned the visiting (and increasingly feckless) Saskatchewan Roughriders (1-7) 53-7.

Friday, August 19, 2016

You Mean There WAS A Real Reptar Cereal?!


Post Cereals came up with this limited-edition product in the late 1990s, perhaps in conjunction with "The Rugrats Movie."


Here's a box for Post Smufrberry Crunch cereal, which came out in the late 1980s.

First Cereal To Identify Itself With Pig Latin (Oot-fray Oops-lay)

An early-to-mid 1960s box of Kellogg's Froot Loops with Toucan Sam on it.

Hey, Sonny, Keep Your Clothes On!

Here's a 1960s box of General Mills' Cocoa Puffs cereal, with a fully-clothed Sonny the Cuckoo Bird.

Heavens To Mergatroy!

Here's a box of Kellogg's Cocoa Krispies, from around 1963, with Snagglepuss, who was a regular on the syndicated Yogi Bear Show, which Hanna-Barbera produced.

The Compact Box Strikes Again

From circa 1964, here's a box of Post Toasties Corn Flakes, with an offer for a Rory Raccoon inflatable toy.

Why couldn't it have been an inflatable version of Jayne Mansfield?

This came in the infamous compact box that General Foods abandoned in 1965.

No Carrots Inside This Box

Here's an early-1960s box of Post Top 3, which had corn flakes, wheat flakes, and rice.

But no carrots.

Yes, kids, that's Bugs Bunny on the box.


Nothin' quite like corn flakes with freeze-dried strawberries.

From circa 1965, here's a box of Post Corn Flakes and Strawberries.

I vaguely remember having eaten that cereal.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Own Goal Proves Costly As T2 Fall To Real Monarchs On Road

At Sandy, Utah:

An own goal from a Portland Timbers 2 defender in the 86th minute proved fatal on Wednesday as Real Monarchs SLC defeated the guests 2-1 in United Soccer League action.

Next up for T2, a Saturday encounter with the Sacramento Republic on the road at 8:00 PM Pacific Time.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Storybook Box

Here's an early-1960s box of General Mills' Twinkles cereal, which came with a built-on storybook.

No Rabbit?

Here's a mid-1950s box for General Mills' Trix cereal, before they started using a cereal-obsessed rabbit as its' mascot.

Big G Cereals

Here's an ad from the June 11, 1960 issue of The Saturday Evening Post for the line-up of General Mills cereal.


From 1961-62, here's a box of Post Rice Krinkles cereal with So-Hi.

Whackos For Wackies?

From the 1960s, here's a box of General Mills' Wackies cereal.