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"So when kids in my class throw it, the papers won't fly all over."

Mental Floss examines the history of the Trapper Keeper, the de rigueur school accessory of the 1980s, on its 35th birthday.
posted by Horace Rumpole on Sep 19, 2013 - 65 comments

The Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies

Welcome, artists and aficionados alike, to the brand new home of The Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies, where tools of the trade that have died or have just about died a slow death are cheerfully exhibited...
posted by Confess, Fletch on Feb 28, 2012 - 33 comments

Letters Are Symbols Which Turn Matter Into Spirit

Letterology — an open classroom in book design, experimental typography, and professional practices. Popular posts include : The Olivetti Typewriter, in 1911 Olivetti produced Italy's first typewriter. One hundred years later we continue to celebrate the smart promotion. Early 20th Century Trademarks, pages of trademarked names from the Trade Mark Title Company, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1910-1913. Czechoslovakian Stamp Designs, the variety and styles of the hand lettered text on these stamps is stunning. [more inside]
posted by netbros on Jun 27, 2011 - 4 comments

Fighting to Return My Obligation to the American Taxpayer

Dirty Medicine — How medical supply behemoths stick it to the little guy, making America‚Äôs health care system more dangerous and expensive. [more inside]
posted by netbros on Jul 12, 2010 - 14 comments

One more for the stationary fetishists

One more for the stationery fetishists: Office Supply Geek
posted by tylerfulltilt on Jul 26, 2009 - 27 comments

Analog Art (mostly)

The Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies
posted by Miko on Jul 2, 2009 - 38 comments

Bridge to the past

In case of Soviet attack, head to the Brooklyn Bridge.
posted by keswick on Mar 22, 2006 - 36 comments

They came from the office supply cabinet...

Tape Babies. The Tape Species are generally passive and although they regard themselves as art objects do enjoy human interface. They also enjoy climbing trees, tearing down signs and floating luminously through the air. [via]
posted by nebulawindphone on May 31, 2005 - 14 comments

Aid and comfort?

Anti-sanctions group sanctioned. Anti Iraq-sanctions group Voices in the Wilderness is being sued by the U.S. Department of Justice for bringing relief supplies to Iraq before the war. ViTW has issued an initial response and filed an answer and counterclaim. Does the DoJ have a leg to stand on? What moral and legal obligations do we have to refrain from giving aid and comfort to "enemy" civilians? How about if they live in sunny Cuba?
posted by stonerose on Sep 30, 2003 - 19 comments

hey mom and dad

"hey mom and dad"
a word from the front - i feel horrible for this guy and his family. why isn't he getting food, water and being rotated? where are all our taxpayer dollars going anyway?
posted by specialk420 on Jul 28, 2003 - 41 comments

iprepare.com...equipped.org...emergencyresources.com....earthquake store.com...civiliangasmask.com...safetycentral.com.....safewaresafety.com All brought to us courtesy of the Wall Street Journal Weekend section (published on Friday). No, I dont feel one bit paranoid.
posted by Voyageman on Oct 7, 2001 - 4 comments

I used to go to Edmund for my neato geek hack supplies, but then I discovered American Science And Surplus (formerly JerryCo). Between them and All Electronics, my geek needs are satiated.
posted by plinth on May 25, 2000 - 1 comment

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