Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Who could imagine that a member of a species of household vermin could become so popular. Think about it...Mickey Mouse. Well how about..."Johnny Cockroach"?
Naw it seriously don't scan.
"Johnny Cockroach Peanut Butter"...yes a bit of Johnny in every jar!" Cockroach mugs plates t-shirts pull toys, and hats.
It's interesting. When Mickey came around vermin were a natural part of most households. This the turn of the 20th century. Here we're getting slowly deeper into the 21st. There are different common assumptions. One of them is we bathe now, and don't put up with creepy crawlies.
Btw the clip below from the "Mickey Mouse Club" is actually in color! This for the perhaps 400 people in the whole country that had color TV's in 1953.
Heck I didn't even see my first color set till maybe 1961. It was on display at Rockefeller Center. They were showing the proles what they were missing.
Yeah, and would keep on missing for another 15 years or so. Color TV's didn't start showing up in regular homes till the mid-1970's. Yep it was a monaural black'n white world kiddies.
...and I loved it!
Good bleeping grief! The damned things were big hot heavy, and only two stations b'cast in color. Even 'they' only had three hours of color a day. Ah the old daze when corporations paid taxes, and everybody's dad had a decent job!