Monday, January 18, 2010

Sheep Of Fools

Little Boy Blue
Leave your muffiny house
Wake up and do something,
Give that hussy a blouse.

Yes, some girl in her skivvies
With glances perturbing
Is upsetting the sheep
But what's more disturbing

Your sheep look like people
All a-smirkin' and struttin',
Look like Danny Kaye's cousins,
If his cousins were mutton.

How does she do it?
Those sheep must like floozies;
So they're trotting to Hollywood
To audition for movies.

Must we all wear this get-up
If we shepherd a flock?
Yes, if you want to wow movie folks,
Or else livestock.

[Ad courtesy of Retro Ads and Graphics. I really like Danny Kaye by the way, he was amazing in White Christmas and Hans Christian Andersen. But when I saw those sheep faces that's who I thought of - I don't know why the sheep have to have human faces. This gal, by the way, is the cousin of the Three Bears floozy.]

16 comments:

Barbara said...

Her head is bigger than her body. Maybe this is the explanation. Or not.
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Barbara
http://ifididnthaveasenseofhumor.blogspot.com

Eric said...

Livestock and underwear advertisements, a case study in things that do not go together.

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Honestly I couldnt even figure out what this was for! LOL, underwear...yarn...lol

Puzzling. too funny

Bill said...

This ad is scandalous!
Katherine Anne, you git in this house this instant & put you some clothes on! Mary Treadwell just called me & said you was out there layin' with Little Boy Blue all night. I'm gonna tan yer hide!

Bill said...

p.s. my favorite part of the ad:
"Keep a bra wardrobe"

Crabby Blogging Lady said...

Haha, great poem! Suits the scene much better.

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

Excellent poem. I'm enjoying your rhyme-scheme! :)

The Accessory Lady said...

Wow! That is comparable to some of the Vicky Secrets ads. They were way ahead of their time! :-)

Vintage Christine said...

That Danny Kaye sheep looks like he did something more than just "baaaa". I thought sheep love was a guy thing . . . Just one WEIRD ad, for sure!!

Shieldmaiden96 said...

I feel like writing letters of thanks to whoever designed bras that DON'T look like those...I want to itch just thinking about strapping the girls into one of those like they're going skydiving.

I'm also disturbed by her giant head. Though once you pack yourself into all that maybe that's what happens. Like squeezing
the tube from the bottom and flattening as you go up.

Shieldmaiden96 said...

I feel like writing letters of thanks to whoever designed bras that DON'T look like those...I want to itch just thinking about strapping the girls into one of those like they're going skydiving.

I'm also disturbed by her giant head. Though once you pack yourself into all that maybe that's what happens. Like squeezing
the tube from the bottom and flattening as you go up.

Lidian said...

Barbara - Could be!

Eric - Indeed, they do not.

Tracy - And to think it was a series (I'm assuming, since there is that Goldilocks one too).

Bill - No relation to my dear 4th great Uncle Treadwell, I hope!

Crabby Blogging Lady - Thank you, it seems to beg to be taken humorously ;)

Richard - Thank you :)

The A.L. - Yes, Victoria could learn a lot from Miss Formfit.

Christine - Those sheep are really weird, no doubt about it. And - not even going there.

Shieldmaiden96 - Yes, it is good to live in the modern age. And not have an oversized head.

Jude said...

I certainly liked your poem it was very catchy. I love reading old adverts they're very entertaining.

Mr. Stupid said...

That's a great poem. Well written, very rhyming...:)
The scene is pretty disturbing though... lol
Have a good day!:)

Marcheline said...

Okay, first thing - dude is sleeping next to a giant cupcake. A giant, unfrosted cupcake. This is the least of his problems, however. See, he's been two-timing Miss Big Head... cheating with Miss Bra-But-No-Legs, who seems to be lodged in a white china egg cup.

Inhale one too many sheep droppings, and see what happens to your dreams.

Anonymous said...

The sheep face looks just like Tony Curtis.