3/17/2011

item 1 >>> Now Playing…   Black & White Thunderbird by the Delicates This song alone illustrates the abject poverty of today’s so-called Oldies Radio…the fact that you never hear it. Or do you? Tell me where…

item 2 >>> LQQK @ †h∆†! remember the 60s Found this cool compilation on Youtube. The style of the song isn’t terribly appropriate…the Who would have been nice, obviously…but it ain’t terrible either. And don’t blink or you’ll miss the Bolo Boards!

item 3 >>>  Stwange Hue…We had some fun on Facebook couple days ago…I asked what color this 1956 Lincoln Premiere was, Ford’s answer to the Pink Cadillac…hint was: starts with a W. We had it narrowed down to Wiwac, Wavender, and Wisteria…and the correct answer is…Wisteria.

item 4 >>>  Think Pink?…But I got to thinking…was there really such a thing as a Pink Cadillac back in the 50s…straight from the dealer? You know, I think I’ve done this research a couple of times before, but with my filing system…hoo boy! OK, Elvis bought a 1954 Caddy and had it repainted. A year later it was replaced by a 1955, painted by his neighbor, what they nicknamed “Elvis Rose.” The iconic Mary Kay Cosmetics Pink Caddies, started in 1968, were also custom jobs. So…first step, peruse the paint chips, which with the internet today is a breeze…altho they looked none too promising juxtaposed with a real meaty pink shade…

item 5 >>> But Is That the Final Color?…Anyone who’s painted a house knows you’ve gotta take those paint chips with a grain of salt…so step 2 was to find photo examples of the cars…of which I could for all but the wysterious Dawn Gray. Conclusion: Mountain Laurel and Wood Rose…the 2 on the far right…would be your choice, altho clearly none was intended to be that in-your-face Lipstick Pink…that was DIY, God Bless…

item 6 >>> …Who’s Peeking Over My Shoulder, part 132…A while back at my other blog (see link below) I opined that people 60 and older ought to be issued switchblades…not for self-protection…for that you get a shotgun. No, for 2 reasons: First, to open up those demonically sealed plastic packages that seemingly would come thru a nuclear blast intact. Second, because a switchblade pops open easier with an arthritic grip. So then I come across this…truth trumps fiction, like it always does. Still, can you see the cops stopping me…checking my driver’s license….let’s see, you were born in…subtracted from 2011…OK, you’re fine…just don’t stab anybody…Well, I wasn’t planning to, except maybe the dufus who designs those plastic packages.

item 7 >>> And Speaking of Shoulders…One of these days I’ve got to do a full-blown feature on Johnny Hart’s B.C. comic strip…it was one of my major comedic influences when I was a pimply yout’. But for now, let’s Break the 4th Wall, from the early 60s…

item 8 >>> Leftover from Yesterday…Had to scan this from an actual physical page…it wasn’t available at Google Books…altho the issue was. This page, and several others that were missing, is numbered with an R…in this case, R11. My educated guess is that stands for Regional, meaning pages inserted for some areas of the country, not others. My copy was originally mailed to the Peabody Institute Library in Danvers…and sure enough, Revere Sugar was a Boston Company. I can find no evidence it’s still made, and indeed United Fruit became United Brands in 1970…today part of Chiquita Brands International. Not for nothing, but I always thought “United Fruit” would have been a cheeky name for a rock group, back in the day…that is if “The Ballpoint Banana” was already taken…

item 9 >>>  Wobbling Salt, Weebling Pepper…But the point is, part of this full page spread had recipes, complete with pictures…along with the salt-and-pepper shakers we had as kids. Actually, only used on special occasions. You couldn’t tip ’em over…they’d fall to a semi-horizontal position, and from there, just bounce back like wobbling weebles…which I always thought was immensely cool. Still do.

item 10 >>> Stop Playing with the Seasonings!…My sister took these pictures of the actual things in action…

FLASH! Stolfpod 46 is up and running…see link below…Friday’s DFHC will be based on it, sort of…

Wicked Ballsy

So now that you’re all warmed up, see if you can tell what color this 1959 Ford is…one word, begins with the letter G…included also is the dreaded paint chip…answer tomorrow…

shameless shoulder-cut boneless rib-plugs…

Podcasts at http://stolfpod.podbean.com and   http://thewholething.podbean.com

Other Daily blog at http://stolf.wordpress.com (the legendary Stolf’s Blog)

More bloggage at http://travelingcyst.blogspot.com and  http://www.examiner.com/retro-pop-culture-in-watertown/mark-john-astolfi

Resume at http://travelingcyst.blogspot.com/p/resume.html

Audio samples coming soon…or just check the podcasts…twc-rr so still über-blows…


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