Monday, February 25, 2008

If these things ring a bell, you probably grew up in the 1950's

Harold Stassen, Hula Hoops, Fizzies, Fruit Loops,
Howdy Doody, Flavr Straws, Integrated Arkansas,
Perry Como, James Dean, John Wayne on the movie screen,
Splish Splash, Pinky Lee, Pat Boone and Sandra Dee.
Ricky Nelson, Sputnik, Sixteen tons and Beatniks,
Davy Crockett, Disneyland, A-bombs and Tommy Sands,
Buddy Holly, Damn dolls, George Reeves takes a fall,
3d glasses, Get a Job, Outer space, Beware the Blob,
Mort Sahl, Food to go, Kukla Fran and Ollie show,
Kingston Trio, Real McCoys, Slip N Slides and plastic toys,
Duck and cover, Patti Page, Kerouac is all the rage,
TV dinners, Billy Graham, Ben Hogan' s Grand Slam,
Harry Truman, Red Scare, China and the Russian Bear.
Liberace, Rat Pack, Eisenhower's heart attack,
Rosenbergs, Queen for a day, Edward Murrow saves the day.
Rebel without a cause, Dixicratic voting laws,
Yogi Berra, Salk Vaccine, Annette is our favorite teen,
Elvis, 7 samurai, Bridge on the river Kwai,
Miles Davis, Psycho, Casey Stengel, Vertigo,

Itsy bitsy teeny weenie yellow polka dot bikini,
Goldwater, Rabbit ears, Etch-a-sketch, Mousekateers,
Big Bopper, Lois Lane, Charlie Parker, Frankie Laine,
Sartre asked the reasons why, Old Yeller made us cry,
Perry Mason, Rawhide, Albert Einstein up and died,
Joe McCarthy, Wax lips, Nixon's Venezuela trip,

Khruschev, Charlie Brown, Coasters, On the Town,
Roy Cohn, Warren Court, Kinsey puts out his report.
Jack Paar, Bandstand, Look ma, no hands,
Gary Powers, Nielsen rates, US brings in two new states.
Brylreem, Rock and roll, Cinderella, Gallup Poll,
On 77 Sunset Strip, Kookie is the one that's hip,

Richie Valens, Gary Bonds, Pink flamingoes on the lawn,
Uncle Miltie, Wagon train, Kelly singin in the rain,
Cinderella, Dr. Spock, Haley rocks around the clock,
Gunsmoke, High Noon, Hardy boys and gold doubloons

Lassie, Rin Tin Tin, Take your hotrod for a spin,
Dragnet, Just the facts, TV dinners on the rack,

Sid Ceasar, Beat the clock, Dick Tracy's wristwatch.






That cleared out some rusty synapses. I'll add more later - verses, that is.

3 comments:

ZenYenta said...

Kind of late here, but that's poetry I can relate to. I remember every single thing you listed.

mike said...

Dont forget kookie was so hep that everyone wanted to borrow his greay comb.

Did you ever try that green grease called "crew cut" in the philippines? It was sold in the bx and took the place of the gels they have today. Anything your head touched, with crew cut on it, would be slimed.

mike said...

< "his greasy comb" (not to be confused with gris gris) >