"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Seems Like Old Times

When I was a kid -- say, circa 1957 -- I had a Roy Rogers & Dale Evans lunch box, a lot like this one. It's been a while since I trudged off to school with the King of the Cowboys in hand, and my own kids used brown paper bags. That way they could more easily eat the cookies, trade the juice, take a bite of the sandwich, throw away the fruit, and not have anything to carry home. So I've been sort of out of the lunchbox market for a while.

Imagine my surprise when I ran across this. Yes, your eyes do not deceive. A Gen-You-Ine Kurt Cobain lunch box:
But you may not quite have realized the worst of it. Hard as it may be to wrap your head around the concept of Roy and Kurt being somehow, in some meta sense, occupying the same place, think instead about Dale Evans and . . . .

. . . . well, you know.

Hat Tip to Rick Lee, whence we pilfered the pic.

Comments on "Seems Like Old Times"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:08 PM) : 

I appreciated your nostalgia regarding the Roy and Dale lunch box. The Curt Cobain tie-in with Roy is an intriguing thought, and your criptic thought with Dale . . . and you know is even more so. But what about the thought of Dale and the Dixie Chicks. That group before it became a pop, rock, country trio recorded on its first album a nice little tune "Thank Heavens for Dale Evans." I am not sure if the Chicks sport lunch boxes, but the lyrics of the song combine a bit of nostalgia with some feminism. Indidentally, Roy and Dale in the 1950s marketed more than lunch boxes. Their names and faces appeared on more than 450 products grossing the 1950s icons $35 million a year. For more on the two western stars check a new award winning book King of the Cowboys, Queen of the West by Raymond E. White.


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