Friday, May 1, 2009

The Amazing Recorded Race

Just look at the fun we could have had at parties if we'd been around in the late 1940s - and had access to this fabulous novelty record.

You can pretend you are at the races, you see. And it will be thrilling precisely because the record is so cleverly done that you can't tell which horse is winning!

Even though the whole point of a racing event is...well, going to the racetrack and watching it. But we're just going to crank up the partying fun and sit here in the living room and - listen. And when we're done, we can play it again. And again.

Doesn't that sound fun?

Wait...wait! Come back! This has all the thrills and sound effects of BIG-TIME racing! There's a scoring sheet too, we can even take bets...

And - they're off! Guests, family, friends, neighbors...Let's see who can run home the fastest! Hey, this is fun.

12 comments:

Kris said...

Now how on earth can you take bets if you can't tell which horse is winning? Or does one horse miraculously win in the end? I see LOTS and LOTS of fights at this Horse Race Listening Party. But hey, at least the guests will have something the watch!

Tori Lennox said...

They're off, all right. *snicker*

Though I guess everybody could dress up in their Edwardian finest and screech for their horse to move his bloomin' a*se. LOL!

Dee said...

How fun. A record you can listen to only once. After that you would know who won and then it wouldn't matter. I guess you could find out the winning horse and then scam all your friends into betting against you.

David said...

And just look at the savings if one orders two!

One could switch back and forth between the two and never be sure which horse would win.

mad said...

Wow, you could get vinyl records through the mail back in the day. I wonder how many pieces it came out to be.

Lidian said...

Kris - I agree, there's no way to tell who's winning and - no point, really. Which is why i love this ad! :)

Tori - And just think, if someone brings their radio-microphone, it'll be even more fun.

Dee - Yes, the possibilities are endless.

David - Fun times infinity!

mad - I remember those vinyl records well, but never got them by mail. They would have come in about 50 pieces, no doubt.

Amy said...

LOL oh, obviously you can't bet money on them which is a bummer but I wonder what makes it so darn exciting?

Lidian said...

Amy - I have no idea! :)

Hairball said...

I have only one word for this product.

Huh?

*looks bewildered and walks away*

Lidian said...

Hairball - I'm sure that was the reaction of the lucky guests too, just before they bolted.

Bill said...

This might be more fun than watching apples turn brown, but I doubt it.

Lidian said...

Bill - I think that's what they do on Halloween instead of bobbing for them.