Tuesday, November 2, 2010
The Peter Meter
The Peter Meter: gives new meaning to the old "let's get out a ruler and measure it" phrase. Relevant to this class, and some discussions we've had in the past.
So, my great-grandmother passed away, and my parents had the task of cleaning out her house, deciding which items were considered heirlooms and which were considered trash. Among the "collectibles" (I come from a line of self-proclaimed "pack rats" with some of them breaching into hoarder tendencies), my mother found this and my uncle laid claim to it. I tried to scan it but gave up and instead found an image via Google. I don't think you can read all of them, so this is what they say:
GUARANTEED TO BE PERFECT / PETER METER / LAY IT DOWN BOYS
<1IN: SHOULD HAVE BEEN A GIRL
1IN: JUST A WATER SPOT!
2IN: 95 PERCENT IMAGINATION
3IN: SEEN BETTER DAYS BUT NOT MUCH
4IN: JUST A TEASER!
5IN: WOMAN'S HOME COMPANION
6IN: A SECRETARY'S DELIGHT
7IN: FOR LARGE GIRLS & SMALL CATTLE
8IN: HOME WRECKER SIZE
9IN: FOR BAR ROOM BETTING ONLY
So, yeah, I'm not surprised this exists (or rather, existed, since it's quite old) but still shocking (and hilarious?) nonetheless.