From the Oct, 1947 Popular Science, an ad for a glow-in-the-dark "strip tease" necktie whose "glorious, gleaming blonde beauty" is chastely clothed in a formal gown by day, but who reveals herself to be an eerily glowing bathing beauty in a beefy one-piece suit when the darkness is summoned. My grandfather -- who had a rec-room bar with novelty bottles and hula-dancer tumblers that turned into (anatomically incorrect) naked ladies when filled with cold liquids and shelf after shelf of his bowling trophies -- would have loved this. He may have owned one, in fact.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.