Whatever happened to …

… fuzzy dice?

Not my idea, folks. This came from Sheila Stewart.

Things I get curious about/wonder what is online about their history and only wondered about that now… haha

Want this for a WHT… topic?

This will be a short reflection from my perspective. No, Sheila, I have never hung fuzzy dice from the mirror of any vehicle that I’ve owned and I can’t remember anyone whose vehicle I’ve driven in that having them either.

Photo by Nagy Arnold on Unsplash

I have seen them on old beach blanket type movies though.

Now, on my own vehicle, I have hung a couple of things.

  • my first GPS had a holder that would clip on to the rear view mirror. It was annoying since it also required power so there was this cable hanging down to the power connector…
  • my first portable XMRadio device. It was truly portable like a phone or iPod. In the car, you’d have to connect an antenna and a power source. Double the cables…
  • parking permits. When I taught at the university, I had a hanger that would go over the rear view mirror connection and stop me from being ticketed or towed. A night’s wages would go quickly paying for a fine…

That’s about it. These days, there’s nothing hanging from my mirror. I do see a lot of things hanging from other vehicles while dog walking and they are … typically face masks. I read somewhere that the sunlight isn’t good for them and so typically put mine on the seat beside me or on my pant leg.

For a Sunday, your thoughts …

  • do you or did you hang fuzzy dice from your rear view mirror? (make Sheila happy by saying yes and explaining why)
  • do you know anyone who did? Why did they?
  • what have you hung from your mirror? If nothing else, it’s very convenient
  • how do you handle transporting your face mask in the car?

Please share your thoughts and wisdom in the comments below.

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6 thoughts on “Whatever happened to …”

  1. Doug, I was going to say that they’re now sold, without strings, for classroom use. I’m not sure if the classroom ones are fuzzy or just foam ones instead, but I’m calling it close enough. 🙂 Thanks for another trip down memory lane.

    Aviva

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  2. Close enough would be the answer. The ones that I’ve seen are foam. Since we’re wandering off track, who remembers.

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  3. I hope you had a bit of fun writing this one! I haven’t ever had fuzzy dice either, but I do think they are kind of cute. I see them in cars still here and there. Funny that I spotted 2 old, but cool, cars with them over this past weekend! I would worry about them obstructing my view.
    My recent job (before Covid disrupted it) involved parking on campus and my parking permit had to be hung on the mirror. I always took it down before heading home still.
    My masks are in paper bags in the glove box.
    Thanks for accepting my idea for a topic!

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