Saturday, January 30, 2016

London Bridge

This super cute hand-crank "London Bridge" Music Maker Book from Mattel (1968) rounds out our month of posts, which, aside from the very first "Oops Xmas" post of the month, featured mostly items that I purchased at antique malls while vacationing in Albuquerque, NM earlier in the year. I really love the art here, does anyone know the artist? The crank still turns and the book still plays the memorable little tune too... but wow, apparently this childhood classic has lyrics I totally do not remember, nor do I believe I've ever even heard before --and I would have absolutely remembered words that included caramel blocks, marble cake, and chocolate fudge! So get in key, brush up on those lyrics, and start heading across the bridge-- for it's time to eat my fair lady! :O

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Electric Company Joke Book (PART TWO)

And now the side-splitting conclusion to The Electric Company Joke Book (click HERE for PART ONE.) I'll have another fun kid's book in our next post-- one with a musical twist! See you in a few!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Electric Company Joke Book (PART ONE)

Follow Easy Reader and all of your favorite Electric Company gang through this hilariously corny collection of jokes (brilliantly illustrated by the great Jack Rickard) from this super lil Golden Book published in 1973. I'll have the rest of the gags in our next PART TWO post coming up ASAP!

( be continued!)

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Now Vegas ('72)

Ok, we learned some fancy dance moves in our last post, now it's time to take 'em to the #1 night spot in the world, (circa '72) and try them out in Las freakin' Vegas! Set coordinates of the AEET time machine-- and here we go again!!!

After a few hours of hip swayin' and hair flingin' ourselves into a frenzy in the beautiful Sky Room at the Desert Inn, we quickly realize such sweaty antics might be better left to the professionals, (see Charo or The Starlighters), so personally I'm slowing things down and bit with a steak dinner and a Geisha'Rella oriental topless review! And since I'm always in show mode, and a huge fan of The Brady Bunch, I'll be rounding out my night with Florence Henderson at the Landmark Theatre, and then maybe if old man Karswell isn't too tuckered-out, a 1:30am rock-out with the Coquettes over at the Showboat!

What're your plans on this AEET trip back in time?

Sunday, January 17, 2016

How to be a Good Dancer

How to be a Good Dancer is 60+ pages of pulse-pounding, rug-cuttin' awesome. Well, the last half of the book is anyway, as the first half focuses more on old timey waltzes and tangos and other moves not quite as sexy and exciting as later 50's and 60's go-go era styles like The Kangaroo, The Frug, The Hully-Gully, and the exquisitely named Waddle-Watusi-Wobble! I think we'll also skip The Merengue, and The Cha-Cha (sorry Barry!) and kick this post off in Jitterbug territory. And because Mr. Karswell is always here to help, I've included some very important good advice do's and don'ts, as well as invaluable dance etiquette at the end of the post. So read up, don't be the one shufflin' on down the road to ridicule and unpopularity! NOTE TO BOYS DOING THE MONKEY: (see images below) It's important to remember that you're doing The Monkey and NOT scratching at the window like a vampire kid from Salem's Lot-- that's a whole other awesome dance!