Today's strip background features the re-appearance of the "flat earth globe" from way back in December. The old Bakelite dial radio is an actual item in my house although it's proudly displayed in the dining area and not in the attic. I stretched the limits of my electronic soldering ability and managed to jerry-rig it so I can play my iPod through the speaker. It's really the only way to listen to Cab Calloway and early Duke Ellington.
Sorry to say I've no interesting or amusing anecdotes about the toaster. Yet another reason for it to feel abandoned.