Tuesday, October 17, 2017
My kids drove me crazy around Christmas with their Batman rendition of the Jingle Bell song. If you don’t know it, I will spare you the ear worm. I have noticed these days anything related to the Butt and especially farts will start a giggling fit with grade schoolers.
It does not take much to get an 5-11 year-old in a fit of giggles, and they never tire at the same joke or jingle. We were much more mature in the fifties.
Does anyone remember LSMFT? Anyone?
That was the Lucky Strike cigarette mantra. LSMFT…Lucky Strikes mean fine tobacco. As if other cigarettes used tobacco grown in doody. (Tee Hee, Tee Hee. Excuse me while I get over that…I said “doody” tee hee, tee hee.)
Anyway, we mature lads of the fifties would say LSMFT, Loose Straps Mean Floppy Tits. We would giggle about that for hours. Actually, it still gives me a chuckle.
The other day I saw a discarded Lucky Strike pack. It was all I could do to not stomp on the red dot, declare “Lucky Strike”, and slug Mrs. C on the arm. Well, that’s what we did in the fifties.
The Snow-White cartoon had the famous “Whistle while you work” song. We had our own lyrics. “Whistle while you work, Hitler was a jerk, Mussolini bit his weinie, now it doesn’t work.” We sang that all the time and always laughed. I’m not sure we knew who Hitler or Mussolini were, and we only guessed at weinie, but we still thought it was funny.
Pepsi-cola had a jingle:
We sang it, “Pepsi Cola hits the spot, makes you vomit on the dot, looks like water tastes like wine, Oh my God it’s turpentine!”
We weren’t all bad as 10-year-olds, we knew enough to not step on a crack and break our mothers back.
When school ended for the summer, everyone ran out and sang, “No more pencils, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks!” Do they still do that”
We did mature a bit as we got older. I remember if you were driving with your girl and saw a car with one headlight out, you yelled “Padiddle” and got to give her a kiss. No, I have no idea what “Padiddle” meant. Probably a few car accidents came from that one. We didn’t have texting, we did have “Padiddle.”
That was my childhood. What mature stuff do you remember from those days when just about anything would make you giggle?