Take this jukebox for example. I grew up in an age when jukeboxes were massive, floor standing, major items of machinery and engineering. Their valve based acoustics could literally shake the floor at max bass.
So I never really took to these tiny table top versions. Now however, they do seem to exert a vague nostalgic appeal, which is why I saved this picture from the net. Now that it has featured here I can hit 'delete' and remove it.
A couple of months ago I revealed that I had discovered a red radio on Ebay and that the price was way, way, too high. More recently I mentioned 'The Law of Attraction'. One of the foundations of which states that 'we tend to attract into our lives that which we focus upon'.
So guess my subconscious must've kept that notion alive and last week I was able to purchase this little beauty for a low price which I could afford. See? This stuff can work!
If you have ever need to staple a few pages together to make a booklet from A4 sheets of paper you will soon discover that standard desk staplers just can't hack it. Long reach versions are clumsy and expensive. That's why I was attracted by this little magnetic number.
It costs 7 bucks in the USA. That converts to around 4 quid UK. [TIP: For rough conversion, multiply US$ x 0.6] So why does Amazon.co.uk price it at £14?
Can you imagine the fun:difficulty ratio of getting the damned thing lined up along the proposed spine of your report? A cute idea that I can cheerfully pass on.
Over at my 'Elsewhere' column - far right - I do sometimes add sites that interest me. I also remove those which have served their purpose. So do take a trip over there from time to time.I removed one today which has often featured great material but, of late, it has been so littered with expletives that I really don't want to share it any more. A regular use of bad language is a public demonstration of poor vocabulary, upbringing and intellect!
To conclude this ramble. What does this slogan mean to you?
Thanks for reading!