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Excerpts from the 1884 Japecake Catalog (Part II)

April 19, 2011


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  1. April 19, 2011 3:38 am

    Lucky for me I don’t need to rent my kids as indentured servants because they already earn me income by maintaining the website for my indentured servant business.

    • April 19, 2011 10:57 pm

      When’s the IPO? I want some of that sweet, sweet money.

  2. April 19, 2011 6:28 am

    Child labor as payback for mother’s labor? Brings back memories of products advertised in comic books 50 years ago. I was too smart to believe in the x-ray glasses.

    • April 19, 2011 10:55 pm

      I think the reformers of 125 years ago were a little too hasty in condemning child labor. Strangely, I’m reminded of this every time I’m in the candy aisle at Wal-Mart when the little darlings are “expressing” themselves.

  3. April 19, 2011 9:20 am

    Cause if you gotta wear a truss, it might as well be patriotic . . .

    • April 19, 2011 10:53 pm

      This is actually mandated in the state constitutions of Texas and Arizona.

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    April 19, 2011 7:57 pm

    17 volumes!!! Why we’re no more complicated than the average IKEA assembly, surely. lol
    Now, down to business…
    I’ll take a peck of the dental appliances. Ship them directly to Washington D,C., where my associate will dispense them in all the appropriate chairs.
    Good Day Sir.

    • April 19, 2011 10:52 pm

      Why we’re no more complicated than the average IKEA assembly, surely.

      Maybe. But you don’t come with your own little hex wrench and screws in a plastic bag.

  5. April 20, 2011 1:01 am

    Awesome truss. Too long I’ve wondered just how I to show my patriotism WHILE causing massive irreversible testicular trauma.
    (Incidentally, I saw that gentlemen at another parade I’m known to frequent- HELLO SAILOR!)

  6. April 20, 2011 11:17 pm

    “Hello, Sailor?” I can only assume you mean commencement exercises at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis.

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