Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Xmas in July, Day 29: Some Laughs

Whether it's a bag full, or a barrel o'-- sometimes all you really need is just a good laugh. And with all the pointless family disfunction you hear of rearing its ugly head around the holidays, this is surely the gift that everyone could use a healthy dose of! A little round of instant applause never hurts either! (Montgomery Wards Xmas Catalog, 1971)


11 comments:

Craftypants Carol said...

awww. those are cute. esp the ego builder.

right on!

Craftypants Carol said...

i mean Rebuilder. i guess that means its an ego that had previously been smashed - unfortunately

Karswell said...

Oh! I thought that said Eggo Builder. I applaud anything waffle related, you know!

Craftypants Carol said...

no the Eggo Builder says things like "it's getting hot in here" and "don't tread on me." then "don't skimp on the Aunt Jemima"

Karswell said...

And it includes the old Eggo jingle:

"leggo my Eggo, set it freee...
don't wake up the familyyyyy!"

Craftypants Carol said...

that's just plain weird

Karswell said...

You don't remember it?

Craftypants Carol said...

no. but i don't have the entire catalogue of 50s-80s food jingles memorized like some people

Karswell said...

well!

JMR777 said...

The ego rebuilder has been replaced by the Yes Man Doll, who says phrases like

"Say, I wish I'd thought of that"
"How do you do it?"
"What more can I say? When you're right, you're right"
and many more!

Just think of it, anyone can now own their very own Smithers type lapdog/lackey.
Old ideas never die, they just get repackaged for the next generation to buy.

Karswell said...

True, JMR!