Few people have heard of it, yet many consider John Blankenbaker's KENBAK-1 to be the first commercial personal computer.

Koss introduced these headphones over 40 years ago, and they remain affordable favorites to this day.

Retro Themed Lottery Cards

Booplotto We've written about zombie brands before, old nameplates resuscitated to sell new product, but these lottery cards are just weird.  I see some sense in the Rubik's Cube ticket since the game involves numbers in a cube, but Betty Boop?  I guess that  Betty is still slapped on everything decades after she was last on screen, so I shouldn't be surprised.  I'm actually a huge Boop fan; I love anything from the Fleischer studios (creators of the Popeye cartoons) of that era. 

I guess that I'm being naive in wishing that the industry of low-rent gambling wouldn't choose one of my all-time favorite characters as a spokesmodel.  To anticipate your next question, no I didn't play the ticket.  I just didn't have faith that Betty's boop-oop-a-doop would net me more than the $5 it would cost to play.  Now maybe if the ticket featured Scrooge McDuck...


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