I'm not sure if it matters how old you are- you have probably, at one time or another, tried your hand at the Etch-A-Sketch. Amazingly enough, it was invented 52 years ago! Well, some old habits (and toys) never die.

Fueled by a recent comment from the Romney camp during a recent campaign stop, Ohio Art's Etch-A-Sketch has been given a nice little bump in publicity.  And guess what?  The mere mention of it made it's stock go up!

According to CNN.com

Bloomberg reported that the Etch A Sketch maker more than doubled to US$ 9.65 after three trades, totaling 800 shares.

The sudden publicity is a boon for the once thinly traded Ohio Art, which was established 1908 in Archbold, Ohio.

The picture brings back a lot of memories for me.  I think I want to order another one.  I might click on my own link.  It was the original iPad!



Isn't that so weird?  I don't know about you, but when I first heard about this story, I really thought that Romney actually brought out an Etch a Sketch and started using it as a prop or something.  NO!  All they did was MENTION it and the stock went up.  Now THAT'S power!  Well, Mitt - if this whole "running for President" thing doesn't pan out, you can always be a pitchman for Etch a Sketch on QVC or something.  Lord knows he could use the extra income.

Did you ever have an Etch a Sketch?  Can you write your name with one?  Not trying to brag here, but I was pretty good at it once apron a time.  Bring one to me and I'll show you!