Top posts for week ending 12-Sep

Apparently setting affordable Scandinavian housewares on fire is of interest to the broader readership of The Road Not Taken. Impressive.

  1. Echo smart pen by Livescribe
  2. FLAMMA – make a fire with only IKEA stuff
  3. Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
  4. Very interesting; recent discovery unlocks the secret
  5. Mattel’s Tommy Burst detective set
  6. The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody
  7. First living soldier to receive Medal of Honor since Vietnam
  8. Human hay bale
  9. Popular Mechanics puts padlocks to the test
  10. Want to get rich without trying too hard


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Mattel’s Tommy Burst detective set

They just don’t make commercials (or toy guns) like they used to.  Have a look at the TV commercial for Mattel’s Tommy Burst detective set from the 1960s.  One thing I know for sure, for $7.00 it sure is swell: