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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Flea Market find!

Yesterday my wife Karen and my kids Max and Leni and I were out playing mini golf and eating barbecue ribs (it's my daughter's birthday tomorrow, she'll be six) when we stopped at a little flea market building just inside Hallam, PA city limits. While perusing the usual pile of dusty castoff crap, I found this gem:


Check that out. At first glance it looks like "DR. SWELL's" doesn't it? Take a closer look:


THAT SAYS DR. SWETT'S!

EWWWWWWW. That's disgusting! And hilarious! "Who wants a nice cold bottle of DR. SWETT'S?" I'll pass. What were they thinking? I'm pretty sure that "sweat" meant the same thing back in the '50s as it does today. Crack me up.

Oh fine bottle of DR SWETT'S Early American Root Beer (rich in dextrose!), you now have a permanent home on the junk shelf in my kitchen!

(FOOTNOTE: I started poking around and found THIS, wherein I learned that the trademark for DR.SWETT'S ROOT BEER has lapsed and is potentially up for grabs. Hmmmmm...)

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5 Comments:

At 5/10/2009 11:12 AM, Blogger StainLee said...

man, on a hot day, there is nothing i want to pour down my throat more then a big old bottle of swett!

 
At 5/11/2009 9:42 AM, Blogger amoorefan3 said...

"don't sweat it, swett it!"

 
At 5/11/2009 9:50 AM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Not to be confused with PET SWEAT which brings things to a whole new level.

 
At 5/11/2009 5:44 PM, Blogger amoorefan3 said...

Dr. Swett keeps you from sweating!

Sweat Dr. Swett! It just feels right!

 
At 5/14/2009 11:11 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Man, I could go for a nice cool bottle of SWETT.

 

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