Using my blog to try and make the world a better place. If I can help someone forget their troubles for a few minutes a day, it's all worth it.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Remember the Angie Dickinson avocado ad campaign?? I'm not sure if it was late '70s or early '80s. Back then I wouldn't have gone near an avocado, but I would have to say that now avocados are my favorite fruit. I could eat them every day.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

If they say so:

I was at JERA'S place this morning and found THIS LINK on her sidebar, and submitted THIS POST (the one a few days ago about how, when I was young, I liked to hang out under the Christmas tree). Apparantly, I write like Kurt Vonnegut (although, for the record, I've never read Kurt Vonnegut, so I wouldn't know)..

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Just wondering:

So how many out there actually watched The Jimmy McNichol Show?? For some reason I was busy that night.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Sing for you and for me:

Sing a song. Sing out loud, sing out strong. Sing of good things, not bad. Sing of happy, not sad. Sing a song, make it simple to last your whole life long. Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear, just sing a song.

Merry Christmas, everyone:

A long time ago in Bethlehem, so the Holy Bible says, Mary's boy child Jesus Christ was born on Christmas day. Hark now hear the angels sing, a new King born today. And man will live forever more, because of Christmas day.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Misc. Remembrance:

This post reminds me of how, when I was very young, I would climb under the Christmas tree and hang out under all the lights. Of course, if I did that now, I'd have alot of explaining to do.

Friday, December 17, 2010

The 1972 Sears Wish Book:

It's 8 days 'til Christmas, and in 1972 that was forever. Plus looking at all the stuff in the Wish Book made the wait seem twice as long.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Saturday Night Live's "Jewess Jeans" commercial with Gilda Radner, aired 2/16/80

Jewess Jeans
Rhonda Weiss.....Gilda Radner
Jingle: Jewess Jeansthey're skin-tight,
they're out of sight
Jewess Jeans.
She's got a lifestyle uniquely hers
Europe, Nassau, wholesale furs.
She's read every best-selling book
She's a gourmet blender cook.
She's got that Jewess look.
Jewess Jeans they're uptight, alright
Jewess Jeans.
She shops the sales for designer clothes
She's got designer nails
and a designer nose.
She's an American princess
and a disco queen.
She's the Jewess in Jewess Jeans.
She's the Jewess in Jewess Jeans.
Announcer: You don't have to be Jewish.
Rhonda Weiss: But it wouldn't hurt.
Announcer: Jewess Jeans. Guranteed to ride up.

Edith you dingbat you:

Archie Bunker: Go ahead, ask your mother, *she* believes in capital punishment.

Gloria Stivic: Do you Ma?

Edith Bunker: Well, sure.

Gloria Stivic: MA?

Edith Bunker: Well, as long as it ain't too severe...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The 64-pack:

If your parents really loved you, they bought you the 64-pack of Crayolas with a built-in sharpener. My folks never bought me the 64-pack of Crayolas with a built-in sharpener. I think you know where I'm going with this...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

What the world needs now, is love, sweet love...

... it's the only thing that there's just too little of..

Saturday, December 11, 2010

True. Although I wish it wasn't:

My neighbor had a bad tooth. So 2 days ago, he extracted it himself.
With a knife.
I'm not making this up, people..

Good morning

Not sure what to do for breakfast?? Well, apparantly McDonald's is giving away a free mug when you buy coffee, juice, and a breakfast entree. Of course, you're about 35 years too late...

Friday, December 10, 2010

Old McDonald's ad:

I kind of remember the red striped shirts that McDonald's employees wore.
And those hats..

Thursday, December 09, 2010

This looks familiar:

The above was probably circa '74. Pretty sure it's one I had. Even though I had half a dozen, they didn't last very long. They weren't durable at all. and the stories were pretty lame.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Cereal box terrariums:

In the early/mid 70's, terrariums were popular and sometimes they'd come in cereal boxes. I had one circa 1975 that I got in a box of Sugar Crisps. After I opened it I wished I'd picked something else. I didn't feel like hanging around for 3 months and watch some sprouts grow in a plastic box. I never bought cereal with a terrarium after that.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Random observance:

Alice always had a smile on her face, even in the midst of the most humiliating of circumstances. She was just that way.

Sunday Morning Comic:

I was never one to play with my food as a kid. If I was as creative as Calvin, I might have given it a shot.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids.

As if that kid couldn't figure out he was a rabbit. Like the fluffy tail wouldn't give it away. Or like the fact that he's naked except for a hat...