Author Archives: Merbear74

About Merbear74

Writing for me is a sort of self therapy and something that I have loved to do since I was young. I write about many things such as fibromylagia, chronic pain and depression. Sometimes, I also make an attempt at being funny.

Postcard Stories: Ruby and Frank

Ruby: Okay, hold still, Mr. Wiener, I’m going to start painting you now. Frankfurter: Please, I insist that you call me Frankfurter, or Frank for short. Ruby: Well, thank you so much for coming on such short notice, Frank. I … Continue reading

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Swimming Sweater

Alice: Sweater swimming? Thank you, I had gotten lost in a comment thread and lost hope in humanity. Thank God for sweater man. Mer: Wtf? So bizarre. Alice: I know. Like – is he really swimming in that? Mer: He’s getting … Continue reading

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Sad Dads

I like how you can almost see his junk, but not quite.

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Retro Santa

I was looking at some old photographs the other night when I stumbled across this picture. That is me circa 1970’s with my mom’s Santa doll that she received as a Christmas present when she was a little girl, probably … Continue reading

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Simon Says

I’m not even going to mention how long it’s been since I posted something here. Before people played Angry Birds and chased imaginary Pokemon, there was Simon Says. Here’s two commercials back to back for this obnoxious computerized toy, although … Continue reading

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Is There Heroin in your Cabinet?

Have a headache? Here, have an aspirin. How many people were walking around hooked on heroin back in the day? Plenty. Tuberculosis and pneumonia were both prevalent 100 years ago and products containing heroin were prescribed for both, amongst other non- … Continue reading

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Postmodern Jukebox

Yes, I am still here. Sorry it’s been so long since I posted any retro goodness. I stumbled upon a great band, Postmodern Jukebox. They take pop music, and puts a vintage spin on them. There are so many, I haven’t … Continue reading

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