Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Thanks a Bunch!

I’d like to say
for two recent holiday treats!

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.


Steven A. said...

You know, Busch Gardens has been shamefully lacking in the fuzzy costumed mascot arena for the last couple of decades... now might be the perfect time for you to sketch out some concept designs and fire off a proposal to Busch management. But don't forget, they've got Ireland and Italy there now so be sure to throw in a Gelato and some Soda Bread!

Lushie Peach said...

Steven, that's a fantastic idea! I'll get right on it! I only hope the management will have the foresight to appreciate the hordes of visitors this would attract. Or at least the one visitor it would attract!