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Feed Sack (Flour Sack) Clothes

For all the talk about “recycling” these days, it can’t hold a candle to how my grandparents’ generation reduced, reused, and recycled.

Milk and other beverages came in reusable bottles. Vegetables were grown on the property and preserved in reusable Ball jars, and all the corn husks and potato peelings were thrown right back into the compost heap to produce free fertilizer. If you wore a hole in your socks they’d get darned, and a hole in the knee of your britches would get patched.

And the bags that flour and chicken feed came from?

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They were repurposed as fabric for women’s dresses.

In the 1930’s, the Great Depression began to have a widespread impact on North Americans, and more and more women had to save as much money as possible when it came to household expenses. Feed sacks began to be more widely utilized to make clothing, in addition to rags, towels, etc. The companies manufacturing these goods took notice of this increasingly popular trend, making their sacks easier to creatively recycle was not only helpful to the North American housewife, but it was a genius marketing move, in that it encouraged people to buy their products.

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Just Good Music

What do you get if you mix some Dolly Parton music with mariachi?

You get this, and it’s spectacular. While I may love what an upright bass signifies in music, I’ll gladly trade it for a guitarron any day of the week.

Here is honky-tonk mariachi singer Stephanie Urbina Jones performing Jolene.


Colorado Is Neither a Square Nor a Rectangle, It’s a Hexahectaenneacontakaiheptagon

Even if the surveyors hadn’t made some errors along the way, Colorado still wouldn’t be a rectangle, because the east and west borders are longitudinal lines, which slowly converge as they move north (until they ultimately meet at the North Pole.) Accordingly, the top of Colorado is 22 miles narrower than the bottom of Colorado

But there were plenty of errors as the surveyors tried to stay true to the defined borders.

Colorado Is Not a Rectangle—It Has 697 Sides

In 1879, a survey party marched north from Four Corners, placing markers at every mile. The surveyors eventually reached the Wyoming border, but not where they thought they’d end up. Later surveys, in 1885 and 1893, found out where the original surveyors had gone wrong, but by that time the border as surveyed had become the official one.

The biggest error occurs just south of the road connecting La Sal, Utah to Paradox, Colorado. Across an eight-mile stretch, the surveyors strayed westward before regaining true north. The resulting deviation is 3860 feet (1.18 kilometers).


Retailing: How to Eliminate Excess Inventory in the Era of Pro-Crime District Attorneys


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Hair of the Dog:

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To Whom Is Masked DiCaprio Being Obedient?

The picture below of Leonardo DiCaprio is from this month - May 2023!

Part of me wants to mock him, but I can’t help but think that despite all his wealth, this is the picture of a prisoner in obedience to someone who has him on an invisible leash.

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During peak Covid, when I couldn’t enter my office building or get on a plane without wearing a mask, I’d have one around my face, but under my nose, or possibly just hanging on my chin. That generally satisfied the enforcers of Covid sharia, while allowing me to breathe, and to also register my protest against the covidiocy.

Is DiCaprio actually trying to virtue signal, even though the mask is under his nose?

Or is there a woman or an agent in his life demanding that DiCaprio remain true to the Covidian faith by wearing its amulet, forcing him to still do what so many of us did back in 2020?


Small Decisions Can Have Major Consequences

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Rules That Apply to You Don’t Apply to the Liberal Elite

Liberal Celebrity Chef Exempt From Gas Stove Ban, California City Says [Washington Free Beacon – 5/18/2023]

A California city will make an exception to its natural gas ban for world-famous chef José Andrés, after the landlords for the chef's planned restaurant warned Andrés may pull out over the regulation.


1970s Variety Shows

It’s a shame that variety shows no longer exist. Some were great, such as Carol Burnett. Others were, well, they were really something. And boy do they make great time capsules.

Somehow at the time, it made perfect sense for Redd Foxx, Kris Kristofferson, and Paul Lynde to join Donny and Marie in doing a song and dance skit about Star Wars.

In the spirit of Ginger vs Mary Ann, here are your ballots:

GUYS: Carrie Fisher or Marie Osmond?

GALS: Harrison Ford or Kris Kristofferson? (You can also write in Redd Foxx or Donny Osmond.)



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I believe it was Ricochet’s Jon Gabriel who created the COMPLY sticker. It seems appropriate here.

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Throckmorton’s First Law Of Live Music: If There’s An Upright Bass In The Band, It’s Probably Going to Be Good

This is pretty cool. Paul McCartney performs Heartbreak Hotel on the upright bass played by Bill Black in the early Elvis days. The bass is the only instrumentation accompanying McCartney’s singing.


Tonight’s overnight thread has been brought to you by Hangover Cures from around the globe.

(What is your “go to” hangover cure?)

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Thanks again to the horde for letting me play host tonight. Please feel free to offer any helpful feedback, insults, or tips at buck.throckmorton at protonmail dot com

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