The Things That I See (continued)

We haven't done one of these in a while, and I still see things, so here are a few:
Seen recently at a Goodwill, right between 12 copies of HOME ALONE and 40 copies of the 1998 American GODZILLA.  I don't know what to make of this.  Surely it must be, uh, educational, but it's lost on me.  The cover art isn't helping, either....I mean, somebody got paid to work on this. Probably.  Everyone has to eat, but this doesn't strike me as something you put atop your resume.  Of course, when I returned to that particular Goodwill, this tape was long gone! So we will never know.
I am also stumped at this one...what does it do? What is it for? "It shoots aluminum jerky, silly!" is the answer I keep getting when I ask people.

Now, this one is just dumb.  We all know that his name is Mickey! I am calling obvious bootleg on this one.

"Hey, Kids! It's Flamey!"  "Hiya, kids!"
It has recently come to my attention, in opening my gas bill, that my gas company has adopted a "mascot" who is nothing more than an open flame.  Is this really a good idea? Yes, I hear you cry, there is such a thing as a "pilot light," but how many random people that you run into on the street even know what that refers to? Therefore, when I paid my last bill, I submitted my own humble idea to them:
"Gassy" makes much more sense, if our goal is to anthropomorphize natural gas, don't you think? Meaning, "Gassy" is much less likely to get people blown up.  
So far, no response from the gas company regarding my suggestion.  And, the gas at my house is still on, so...so far, so good.


Hauntedheadful said...

I learned something tonight and now,I can share this knowledge with you.Being just as mystified by the Jerky shooter as you, I Googled it.Turns out you put ground beef in this thing and it makes a beef "stick' that can be preserved like beef jerky!Now ,don't we both feel smarter?;)

Id0 said...

Barn Owls and Their Pellets

"Join Shawn and Harmony, 2 junior high school students, along with Bert, as they visit barn owl habitats and learn about owls, their pellets and habitats. The film illustrates some of the physical traits and habits of barn owls and shows how barn owl pellets are produced along with their composition"

Approximately 17 min.
Also available on videodisc.

Although, judging only by the cover artwork it gives the impression of an instructional video for the owl heimlich maneuver.

Sampoerna Quatrain said...

Woah! Thanks to both of you for the comments. I do feel a little smarter, but I'm sure I will get over it before this work day is over.
Once again, I regret not buying this tape immediately. Owls are cool. Although, the "shows how barn owl pellets are produced" part is a little disconcerting. If memory serves, a large part of those pellets is mouse bones, so we could save them the 17 minutes & just cut to the chase!

Id0 said...

I know right! Fidget spinners are soooo 4 months ago... owl pellets are the best.

Sean Linkenback said...

Thankfully you can get Barn Owls and Their Pellets on DVD.

Sampoerna Quatrain said...

Wow...I didn't even think to search for it! I just went to YouTube and watched a 45-second video of an adorable baby barn own fluffball, who was one minute sitting there happily, and the next coughing up something the size of a medium-sized pickle. As if that wasn't horrific enough, it hit the side of the nest like a stone, rolled, and fell out. I was trying to eat cashews at the time....Bleah! I'm scarred.