Apparently Mods don't just drink Scotch and Coke …

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Grateful Palate Imports is an Australian wine company that has created a new line of wines with a Mod Scooter theme. The back of the bottle contains the slogan: “I don’t want to drink any other wine, that’s why I’m a Mod!”

Available through your local distributor (see site), there is a red wine (a Gamay) and a white (Pinot Gris). wine priced at about $20 each.

Mod Gamay

Mod Pinot Gris

This Week's Rare Bit O'Swag: Dutch Traffic Puzzle


I’ve always been annoyed by children’s puzzles of vehicles. I immediately gravitate towards them when I see them in stores. But they almost *never* feature a scooter. A motorcycle, yes. But rarely a scooter. I found this beautiful wooden Dutch puzzle made by Simplex on eBay (from the early 60s) and am secreting it away for the next time my friends start to breed. I am slightly worried however. The Lambretta scooter is definitely a choking hazard. Are American children smart enough for these? Apparently this is why Kinder eggs weren’t allowed over here for years.