Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Gallimaufry, to Start Myself Posting Here Again

Over on Marguerite Says, we're talking about games we played as kids in the comments thread, here. It's awfully funny, and a miracle most of us lived to grow up. You should come play too. Especially if you invented hair-raising and death defying games with your siblings.

Completely unrelated, except via the tenuous link of nostalgia, you know how sometimes an ad just...misses? This old bicycle ad elicits a baffled wtf, from me. Anyone else? Buehler?

I have NO idea what's going on there. Was she trying to make the bear-lion thing ride the bicycle? Is she going to escape the bear-lion thing, on the handy Monarch bicycle? This is not a narrative I'm understanding.

Finally, I'm also blogging cooking, living and eating well, and creating home on a budget, all with my Mom and with Lisa, who you can also find at Something Pacific Northwest. You'll find all of us at http://thecreatinghome.com or http://creating-home.blogspot.com/


Maria Zannini said...

Kinda looks to me like she's playing keep-away with the big scruffy kitty.

No telling what those early ad men were on when they designed these ads. But it does capture your attention so I guess it works.

Marguerite Butler said...

Wow. Someone was smoking something, that's for sure. The king of the jungle looks a wee bit desperate, like he's trying to escape the crazy lady and her bike. Cover art for the first shapshifter paranormal?

Deborah Gray said...

Perhaps it's just a playful image reference to the name of the bicycle. Girl child is enjoying her Monarch/lion bicycle.

Arc Jerome said...

Maybe it's trying to say, "Look, here's your favorite bicycle. It's about to become available soon, right after this lion eats lunch. Wouldn't you brave a lion to have this bike?"