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Re: Yaba daba d'oh!
> >nicotine-stained and amphetamine-fueled beatniks into the counter-culture
> >hordes at Woodstock<
When I was in animation/film school at CalArts one my fellow students animated
a short called "the Flintstones got to Woodstock". The Great Gazoo actually
made sense in that one. My classmate was Teddy Newton, who also brought us the
the "Duck and Cover" cartoon the school children are watching in the Iron
Giant, and many of the most bizarre moments in Pixar films.
Have we digressed entirely away from dinosaurs yet?
On Oct 4, 2010, at 6:57 AM, Don Ohmes wrote:
>> The Brylcream ad was mostly used in relation to the old Robin Hood TV
>> series. Every barber shop had the AD plastered across a Robin Hood poster.
>> If it rained, it would run down your face. Yes. Some things are better
>> left unmentioned.
>>>> Do we know if Hanna&
>>>> Barbera even knew of that Brylcreem ad?
>>>>> EVERYONE (in the US at least) had heard of the Brylcreem ad. It was a
>>>>> cultural icon of the mid-twentieth century.
> Brylcreem, huh? A little history here -- Aversion to the more revolting
> aspects of Brylcreem usage was what caused many baby-boomers to turn away
> from the path laid out by their parents and "Leave it to Beaver", effectively
> morphing a few nicotine-stained and amphetamine-fueled beatniks into the
> counter-culture hordes at Woodstock -- which with a little help from Richard
> Nixon and the DEA led directly to the current cartel violence in Mexico.
> Little known factoid -- "Apatosaurus" was the only word it was forbidden to
> speak in the "bad-trip tent" at Woodstock, and many on the verge of "freaking
> out" were calmed by simply chanting "Brontosaurus" for a few minutes.
> Also -- at the height of it's popularity, Brylcreem mixed with sweat made the
> decks of US Navy ships so slick as to be dangerous, so it's use was banned.
> The effect of the ban on the personal appearance of enlisted personnel was so
> distressing to a certain politician that as many ships as possible were sent
> to remote locations like the Gulf of Tonkin -- with political consequences
> that are obvious in hindsight.
> Frankly, I think that compared to the power of Brylcreem, the "Flintstones
> Effect" is a little over-rated, apart from perhaps triggering the careers of
> a few paleo-icons -- but the stone-age gang certainly sold one hell of a
> pile of sugar, corn, fertilizer and pine trees. That said, "Alley Oop" was
> the real ground-breaker and catalyst, and deserves way more credit than he
> I would include a link to a website that proves everything I say to be true,
> but wish to avoid truncation and haven't got it up yet anyways, so you will
> just have to take my word for it...