Today is National Comic Book Day! It is not an “official” holiday, and does not get anywhere near as much attention as Free Comic Book Day. Take a moment today to show this holiday some love and read a comic book!
I find it hard to believe that I have not published a puzzle on Jigidi since June, but it is true. Today I created a puzzle from the first Harvey matchbook I found, from 1949. This concludes the puzzles of the exhibits from 2014. Enjoy!
To see all of the Harvey Mercheum puzzles, use the “New Puzzle” post category on this website:
or visit the HMCurator creator page on Jigidi:
This week’s challenge is “Buying Blind: Who doesn’t love gambling on a blind box or mystery package?” My initial reaction was, well, me! I cannot remember ever buying a mystery package, or even being tempted to. Then I realized there was an exception. Of all the things I had as a child, I still have my Richie Rich collection, and my Lego. For years, Lego has released “series” of minifigures in blind bags, and I grab them every chance I can! These figures have much better costumes and accessories than the ones included in sets, and come with a base plate to display them on. My most recent find usually lives in my breakfront for a few days before joining the rest in a box.
Sorry for not posting an exhibit or puzzle today, but I spent the day changing the WordPress theme this website uses from Suffusion to Weaver Xtreme. Suffusion was removed from the WordPress themes directory on June 22nd, and will no longer be updated. With the constant changes to WordPress and the underlying technologies, as well as security issues and threats, having a theme that is updated regularly is critical.
Last week’s Pop Culture League challenge was “First Quarter: What’s your earliest arcade or video game memory?” Video games were a huge part of my childhood, probably too big a part in all honesty. Despite this, I still could not seem to manage to write a post relevant to this website. At least one video game was made featuring Wendy, and several featuring Casper, but I did not own them and never played them. I knew when I started answering these challenges that I would not be able to respond to every one, but I feel bad taking a pass so early in the running.
I am finally getting back to posting exhibits, and it just so happens that today’s is the 75th! While I had originally expected to hit this milestone sooner, I am happy to have gotten here at all. Today I am continuing the rack toys made by JA-RU featuring our favorite friendly ghost, Casper. I had previously posted a Pin Ball Game: