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Friday, 14 December 2018

The Filthie Archeologist: 2nd Edition

Welcome friends, to the second edition of The Filthie Archeologist - a scholarly symposium of the greatest retronauts on the internet!

We've got a number of strange artifacts for your delectation and consideration this week. The millennials and Gen Z's are all stumped, and I may have to bring in some other old stubfart  academic specialist to identify some of the more obscure artifacts.





This is the current worth of the Canadian dollar, or 'Loonie' as we locals like to call it.
In its heyday, it was used to annoy hapless merchants and cashiers.






This is a "key" for opening a can of meat byproducts like SPAM
(or PREM, in Canadian parlance).
The mystery meat was classically served in sammich form, with mustard n pickles.
Discussing the ingredients of the meat mixture was taboo amongst
the diners that fed on it.
Legend has it that someone found out what actually goes into the SPAM,
and the knowledge drove him suicidally insane.




The mechanical abacus. Using the basics of rudimentary mechanical 
advantage, the local chinamen down at
the convenience store used it to cheat us kids when making change.
To be fair, the local white merchants couldn't run one of these either.



The credit card was invented to overcome the embarrassment and conflicts
created by the mechanical abacus. 
Squabbles and arguments that had formerly been a daily occurrence were
reduced in frequency to about once a month.
This machine apparently was used to process credit card payments.



I have no idea what that is.
If any visiting scholars might know - please leave your 
theory in the comments.

That's it for this week - keep your wits about you in these last shopping days in the run up before Christmas - and have a great Saturday!

7 comments:

  1. It's a key to open access panels,also used to open circuit breaker boxes in europe.

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  2. Well thanks for clearing that up, JJ! And thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Glen, I was just this <> much too late to use the physical cash register, but I do remember using those credit card sliders when I worked retail.

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    1. how did that work TB? how did you know someone wasn't using an expired card or something?

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    2. You had to manually check the date, slide the card with a form over it, have them sign it, and then give them one copy and retain one. The store's copy was submitted to their bank for remittance. To be fair, credit cards were not nearly as prevalent as they are now and debit cards were just getting started.

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