Thursday, January 24, 2008

Thursday Thirteen: It's Not Just For Breakfast Anymore

I was very serious today in my T13 at CQ. And that exhausted me. I could have gone to bed -- should have gone to bed; but then what would you do without your dose of Pop Tart T13 Snark?

Anyway, I had these images left over, see, and I don't want the scans to go bad! The trouble is, they really don't have a theme...

OK, so how about telling it like it is: Thirteen Old Things Which Get My Snark On.

1) Guys are worried about shrinkage.

That's about all I'm at liberty to say at this PG-13 blog. No, no; there'll be no comments from me about Moms, balls, or hot water -- or anything else.

2) Is it just me, or did Disney rip-off Lilo from these retro dolls?

3) And speaking of law suits, I hope Mary Jane's last name was "Moppet"...

4) OK, remember how we once called those big-boned boys "husky"? Heck, maybe we still do; I just don't have a husky son, so I don't know if that label has really gone away... But I am oh-so glad that McCall's et all stopped using the word "Chubbies" to describe their patterns for little girls who 'need' their "Pounds-Thinner" patterns. Oh, and by the way, while McCall's actually printed "Chubbie's" on the tab of the giant pattern book (June, 1972), there were a total of two such patterns available -- and no robes or anything. Fat and fashion-less may be one thing... But fat and naked is another. Tough-love, ey?

5) Mother, get the garbage can and some asbestos -- it's dinner time!

Both a time and a fuel saver, you say? The modern fireless cooker was featured in a 1948 Modern Woman's Magazine. Click it and you can follow the directions yourself. (Our lawyers remind us to remind you that we are only joking about that.)

6) Ooooh, beautiful answers to the fuel shortage! We can burn them!

7) Before L'Oréal had babes exclaiming, "Because I'm worth it!"...

Clairol said, "Girls, do it because he's worth it!" Huh. I wonder why they still don't use that pitch?

8) Does your watch tell you the year? Yeah, how about the year you got it? This Alf watch screams 1988 to me...

9) Meh. This belt's 'knot' any better.

10) You've just got to meet Frieda Krank!

11) Fingers and kittens in my girdle? Why yes, thank you!

12) Say, just how much is that bunny in the refrigerator?

13) Zebraphilia is a huge motivator in the dessert industry.

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Anonymous queen-size funny bone said...

loved it.

January 24, 2008 8:37 AM  
Blogger Kristi said...

that was great! When I was a kid my brother and I killed mom's kitchen when we dissected Stretch Armstrong...

Happy TT!

January 24, 2008 8:54 AM  
Blogger AJ Chase said...

Oh that's hilarious. I do wonder what the zebra has to do with Jello but I guess I'll never know. Also I think the bunny in the fridge may count as cruelty to animals. Or hausenfeffer.

January 24, 2008 8:54 AM  
OpenID fullbodytransplant said...

I love the smell of Snark in the morning.

And you, my dear, are the Snark MASTER!

January 24, 2008 9:15 AM  
Blogger Open Grove Claudia said...

Alf watch? Now that's funny. You know those girdles are very popular now. You can buy them through Bliss on-line. They are expensive too. They even have dresses with girdles built right in! Bad to the bad old days...

Happy TT.

January 24, 2008 9:22 AM  
Blogger Patti said...

As always ... a great post!! Where do you find all these things!! I couldn't stop laughing from the Alf watch!! Too funny!!!

BTW ... I just awarded you my "You Make Me Smile" Award. Here it is ....

January 24, 2008 9:31 AM  
Anonymous mommytoj said...

Great post...It made me smile :-)

January 24, 2008 9:45 AM  
Blogger Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I was in one of those eclectic mom-and-pop shops the other day and I swear, I saw that belt again. It's BACK!

Someone save us!

January 24, 2008 10:10 AM  
Blogger jayedee said...

hahaha i LOVE your list this week! happy tt!

January 24, 2008 11:33 AM  
Blogger DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

Okay, I now officially feel old... I remember several of these ads from my youth... well, save the asbestos cooker.

January 24, 2008 2:47 PM  
Blogger melissa said...

OMG! I can't believe the Chubbies! That is just awful! But the list was really funny!

January 24, 2008 3:33 PM  
Blogger Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Oh my, I am getting old. Many of these I remember. Thanks for the laughs. Have a great TT. :)

January 24, 2008 4:45 PM  
Anonymous Nicholas said...

Personally, I never eat any dessert that hasn't been endorsed by a Zebra!

January 24, 2008 11:37 PM  

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