See? There really is a long history of blaming the dog. Even if the dog’s a toy.
A dame, a little dog, and Mickey Mouse ears — what could be better than that?
Maybe adding a dude too. (Love how his glasses mirror the mouse ears.)
And now just a dude — and the dog and Mickey Mouse ears. Because I just can’t get enough of Gala‘s photos.
An antique BPOE framed print by August Hutaf, copyright 1908, showing a little boy in a cloth diaper — I think you can guess what pin this Elk has earned. And it looks like he’s going to employ that pin against a water balloon…
Something or somebody’s got to give…
Wasn’t sure if I should go with a comical reference to MJ’s son, Blanket — too soon?
The American and his Economy, Family with Three Kids, Life Magazine cover, January 5, 1953.
Mainly that old toy cash register was used to ring up sales in the basement bar, where my sister and I played barmaid and waitress, serving my parents corny cocktails like screwdrivers — an actual screwdriver in an empty glass, har har har — and equally moronic meals, made of puns and odd found basement things.
By then, the box had long been gone, but it was still awesome!
And I totally want to call my sister and reminisce… Maybe over a couple of screwdrivers.