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Remember the Mickey Mouse Club? February 12, 2011

Posted by Michael in Art.

Of course you do.

But I mean the original TV show in the 60’s, not that lame website I linked.  Maybe you remember what a great show that was, especially you guys who are old enough to remember when Annette started sprouting breasts,  which turned out to be spectacular.

Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera are all veterans of the Mickey Mouse Club cast.  After Annette, the Mouse Club apparently turned into a slut factory.

Thanks to YouTube, I recently discovered that the Mickey Mouse Club lives on with a different brand — sadly, there is no pubescent Annette.  But it is the same format.

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1. MCPO Airdale - February 12, 2011

I didn’t see Annette Funicello!?

2. BrewFan - February 12, 2011

Badgers rule, Buckeyes suck. Hahahaha. First football, now basketball. Is there any sport we don’t dominate OSU in? No. There is not.

3. kevlarchick - February 12, 2011

I loved those shirts they wore on Zoom.

4. harrison - February 12, 2011

This show started sometime in the early-to-mid- seventies.

5. daveintexas - February 12, 2011

No, the Mickey Mouse Club was in its second set of reruns by the time I ever heard of it, and by then I was watching Star Trek and tits.

6. kevlarchick - February 13, 2011

Star Trek and tits? Couldn’t you could do both with Star Trek? That show had its share of torpedo tits.

And Kirk was hot. He always got laid.

7. Pupster - February 13, 2011

No. There is not.

L to R
Pupster, Sweater vest


8. The Lovely Janis - February 13, 2011

I watched ZOOM after school on PBS — mid to late 70s. It was the must see show. Always wanted to be a cast member. Much different than the Mickey Mouse Club. Zoom did crafts, science experiments and other educational stuff — hey it was on PBS.

9. daveintexas - February 13, 2011

Yes, I meant Star Trek with tits.

I was being unclear. My bad.

*little known factoid, the network censors never let us see a chick’s belly button. I guess they thought it was like a mini vajayjay or somethin.

10. Retired Geezer - February 13, 2011

Speaking of Ukulele music, this made me smile:

11. Lipstick - February 13, 2011
12. lauraw - February 13, 2011

Nice, LD. I’d like to try that recipe with dairy-fresh mozz balls instead of the string cheese. Yowza.

13. Lipstick - February 13, 2011

And maybe add a bit of Italian Seasoning to the crumbs. Some cheese sticks I’ve had in restaurants have been bland. But when they’re not, ahhh, Mamma Mia!

14. Lipstick - February 13, 2011

*kisses pursed fingers in lame WASPy way*

15. Michael - February 13, 2011

*Bows head and salutes with two-fingered touch to forehead and fling-off gesture in lame WASPY way.*

16. daveintexas - February 13, 2011

What’s that “salad” with sliced tomatoes and mozarrella, with italian seasonings and dressing?

I like that.

17. Michael - February 13, 2011

Tonight, with Cathy gone out of town, I ate a big bowl of homemade (by Cathy) chili that was in the fridge.

With fresh ground pepper and sea salt, and Marie Sharp’s pepper sauce, and mozzarella cheese melted on top.

Plus, a tangerine and a handful of baby carrots that Cathy bought.

Plus, some sour cream & onion flavored Pringles. Cathy keeps me stocked with Pringles.

Plus, a few bakery-fresh cookies for dessert. Cathy bought those at the Tom Thumb grocery store.

Life without Cathy is not so bad.

18. Retired Geezer - February 13, 2011

Life without Cathy is not so bad.

Trouble Brewing.

19. Michael - February 13, 2011

I really miss the dogs. She took the dogs with her to Colorado.

20. Michael - February 13, 2011

Yesterday, I made fried egg sammiches (3) with bacon grease. Damn, they were good. Plus, fresh sliced tomatoes and a hunk of Dutch cheese and some potatoe salad. And cookies. I’m telling you, I am living high off the hog while Cathy is gone.

21. Michael - February 13, 2011

Seriously, Cathy can stay away two weeks until I run out of groceries and have to clean the house and do laundry forever and I don’t care. She can stay in Colorado. No big deal. I don’t mind that she wants to spend time with her family.

22. geoff - February 13, 2011

You should fly up next Friday night. We were talking about meeting up with Cathy on Saturday or thereabouts, plus of which my BiL and I are having a martial arts film fest on Saturday. This involves items such as Pringles and an excess of adult beverages, and a mix of 1980ish and modern wuxia films (like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, but not as artsy).

We’re kicking it off with a pitcher of beer at the local dive bar at noon.

23. Michael - February 13, 2011

Will you have cookies?

24. geoff - February 13, 2011

Will you have cookies?

Oh yes. I, for instance, have become addicted to double-stuffed vanilla Oreos. We generally hit the grocery store just before we start and grab a ridiculous amount of munchies.

25. Retired Geezer - February 14, 2011

*figures out driving time from Boise.

26. geoff - February 14, 2011

Boise’s not so far. Not if your heart is pure.

27. lauraw - February 14, 2011

Margherita salad, Dave.

Michael, you should totally meet-up with the Geoffs! That way Cathy can give you a suitcase full of groceries to take home with you.

OH, and you should ship her a bag of dirty laundry a couple days ahead, too, then you can pick that up (washed and folded, of course) as well.

28. daveintexas - February 14, 2011

Ah, yeah.

I love that stuff.

29. geoff - February 14, 2011

OH, and you should ship her a bag of dirty laundry a couple days ahead, too, then you can pick that up (washed and folded, of course) as well.

Don’t worry about that, Michael – we can make plenty of dirty laundry in real time. She’ll be so pleased!

30. Michael - February 14, 2011

Dave, don’t listen to Laura. She don’t know nothing. In an Italian restaurant, it’s called Insalata Caprese. (Or “tomato and mozzarella salad” also works.) Pronounced Kah-PRAY-zeh.

First one I ever ate was suggested by the waiter at an Italian restaurant on Lygon Street in Melbourne, of all places. There are (or were) a whole bunch of little Italian restaurants there. This was years before it became popular in the U.S. I love those things.

31. Michael - February 14, 2011

FYI, “Margherita” is the name for a type of pizza. Cathy and I learned that in Brazil many years ago. There are a zillion pizza joints in Brazil, for some reason I do not understand.

32. Jimmy Buffet's gopher - February 14, 2011

I wrote a song about Margherita.

33. lauraw - February 14, 2011

They call it margherita salad around here, man.


34. Retired Geezer - February 14, 2011

Thanks, Lips.
Mrs. Geezer is gonna make those cheese sticks.

She makes Coconut Shrimp like they serve at Outback ™, only she makes them better and BIGGER.
Those suckers are yuge!

35. daveintexas - February 14, 2011

If LauraW says it’s “margherita” then it’s margherita. Like I’d even take your side over hers.

I’ve hugged you both and I ain’t as dumb as I look.

36. lauraw - February 14, 2011

Nah, looking around, margherita is the less proper name. Must be one of those regional things where we do things slightly wrong.

Like how they call Italian Ice ‘Water Ice’ in Philly. And they call tomato sauce ‘gravy.’

37. Retired Geezer - February 14, 2011

*resolves never to order mashed potatoes and ‘gravy’ in Philly.

*on second thought, resolves never to go to Philly.

38. Retired Geezer - February 14, 2011

and shouldn’t that be ‘Worder Ice’?

*knows a girl from Philly

39. Lipstick - February 14, 2011

Sheesh, when I go away, I just make sure there are some staples in the house and Mr. Lipstick is on his own. He survives.

Cathy, you spoil your man!

40. lauraw - February 14, 2011

‘Worder Ice’?


*used to date a guy from Philly

41. Lipstick - February 14, 2011

Used to date an English actor who came to L.A. to try to get work. He was trying to get his American accent right, but could never pronounce “water” our way.

42. Lipstick - February 14, 2011

Seriously, “It’s WA-TER”


“No, say TER”

“Tuh, Teh” etc.

43. Michael - February 14, 2011

Cathy, you spoil your man!

Lipstick, STFU!

44. Lipstick - February 14, 2011

Oh like she doesn’t already know it.

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