It’s no secret that I love fortune cookies. A few months ago I got this fortune right before I got a big promotion at work and I’ve kept it ever since.
I know I didn’t get the promotion because of the cookie. However, the fortune has served as a useful reminder to me that even big changes are always near—especially if we are wiling to pay the price for them.
You want change at home, in your career, in the world in general? Make them happen yourself. It doesn’t matter if you start small, what matters is that you start at all!
English: Photo of , an American religious leader and author who served as the 15th President of (LDS Church). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“[We] should be grateful. And we ought to express our gratitude daily in countless ways—to each other, to our parents and other family members who have contributed so dramatically to our lives, to friends who have given us the benefit of the doubt again and again, to colleagues and associates who motivate and inspire us to reach higher and do better, to prudent leaders who serve selflessly, and particularly, to a Higher Power from Whom all ultimate blessings and goodness flow.”
So, I scoured some old books I had laying around and … (ta-da) I found a couple vintage gems to share.
Hawkman Saves the Day and the Cupcakes
Hawkman preserves a plummeting parachuter and his precious perishables in this ad scanned from The Flash #282, 1980.
Penguin Fruit Pie Heist
The cops foil the Penguin in his attempt to steal all the Fruit Pies for himself. Rather than applauding the policemen, the bystanders toast the pie filling in this ad from the pages of Green Lantern #99, 1977.
Apparently both superheroes and villains will shill for just about anything if properly motivated. I’ve seen everything from BB Guns and Chuck Norris Action Jeans to Sea Monkeys and hovercrafts in the comic book ad pages. Sadly, we’ve probably seen our last Hostess ads.
Which Hostess products will you miss the most? Sound off in the comments below.
All images in this post appear courtesy of DC Comics.
Not content with a slot on my Halloween playlist, Jonathan Coulton is obviously angling for a position on my list of classic Christmas albums as well. This holiday season he’s joining forces with John Roderick to release One Chistmas at a Time.
I don’t start getting excited about Christmas until after Thanksgiving, however, thanks to JoCo & JoRo I’m getting into the spirit. The album features ten original Christmas songs .
As much as it pains me to admit this, I know that Coulton’s music isn’t for everyone. So, here’s your chance to try before you buy.
The Week Between
If the tracks above tickled your fancey you can pre-order now and download the album DRM-free on November 15th.