How the War Was Won

In the history of humanity, no topic has been discussed more than the weather. In fact, even before humanity, birds were tweeting about sunrises, rain and wind. Cavemen would look at the sky and grunt approval or dismay, and later they even communicated forecasts based on earlier weather experiences. Nowadays, we all have weather radars and two week worldwide forecasts …

Dead Ringer

I don’t think I ever played with the Fisher Price Chatter Telephone myself, but somehow other people’s nostalgia has contaminated me to such a degree that this little toy evokes vivid fake memories of a childhood that never was. The Chatter Telephone was born years before myself, in 1962. This particular specimen is one of the first generation, with a …