I’d like to say
First, to Steven A. at Plastic Pumpkins for his special Valentine’s Day discourse on the mating rituals of the Busch Gardens/Old Country mascots. I’m sure this brilliant analysis will be studied by scholars for generations to come. Although, one has to wonder why animal mascots were chosen to represent the Old Country, when so many food mascots were available. Why not Bangers and Mash for England, Knockwurst and Strudel for Germany, Brie and Pâté for France and a jug of Maple Syrup for New France? Think about it.
A big thanks, also, to Sparkle Plenty at Dinosaur Casserole for this delightful Pres[id]ents’ Day present!
This amazing advertisement for Stokely’s grapefruit juice and canned fruits dates from 1937 and depicts a great moment in musical history: a young Rosemary Clooney leans out her window and hears this fruity band playing what would become her signature song, Come-On A My House.