‘Nobody Wanted His Popcorn’: Five hilariously sad inspirational magazine covers


​Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.

A stack of Guideposts and Plus magazines

Date: Late ’80s to early ’90s

Discovered at: Overland Park estate sale

The Cover Promises: “Orville Redenbacher: Nobody wanted his popcorn.”

From the deeply depressed to those bored at their aunt’s house, each month millions of Americans page glumly through Guideposts, the inspirational leaflet for people who find Parade too hardcore.

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