"Here we come, walking down the street,
we get the funniest lips from everyone we meet..."
||"Here we come, walking down the street,
we get the funniest looks from everyone we meet..."
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||(Theme From) The Monkees (Click for more)
Used to live right 'round the corner from a Mom &
Pop shop, like an old-timey general store: creaky
floorboards w/ sawdust, a pickle-barrel, fat-back
bacon/salt-pork & hardtack, castor oil, goose-
grease, chewing tobaccy, ROCK candy, & lots of
other essentials you just couldn't live without in
the 19th century.
In 07029, in 1967?
||8/28/2011 5:26 pm
|Age it happened
|Better than original?
|Convinced others you were right?
|Was partying involved?
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Yes, don't know what happened
as it is abridged, truncated, yet when originally posted was whole?
As per your request, the rest of the true story:
"Used to live right 'round the corner from a Mom & Pop shop, like an old-timey general store: creaky floorboards w/ sawdust, a pickle-barrel, fat-back bacon/salt-pork & hardtack, castor oil, goose-
grease, chewing tobaccy, ROCK candy, & lots of other essentials you just couldn't live without in
the 19th century.
In 07029, in 1967?
It was run by an elderly couple, Tony & Katy who
spoke broken 'Inglish' & actually lived in the
back room w/ a hot-plate, sleeping on a well-worn
out folding bed — which wasn't a "Murphy®"!
Among the stock in their Old World curiosity shop
they had all sorts of novelty candy foodstuffs, 'button candy' "Pixy Stix®", "Hippy Sippy®", "Topps®" & "Double Bubble®" gum, the REAL
Chunky®", 'jawbreakers', tubular wax cylinders full of weird tasting neon-flavored liquids, & MY faves WAX buck teeth, WAX moustaches, & WAX lips.
"House Of Wax Teeth, Moustaches, & Lips"©.
Why just with those 3 items you could get into R-rated 'adult' movies, which we had just down the block on the weekends, but you could only use any 2 of the 3 at a time, never all 3, so you could
have the wax mustache & teeth, or the mustache & lips, but NEVER the lips w/ the teeth.
Boy that box-office ticket guy at the Warner, what a maroon, he fell for 'em all!
Collected all of 'em, wore a few, but didn't really 'eat' any of 'em as wintergreen flavored paraffin wax just isn't MY bag you know, not then & certainly not now!
Well as you already know by my other kissthisguy posts I (like most of you) was (and is) a mass-media drenched TV child, & can remember mostly
verbatim the flotsam & Jetson™ of my youth, and can remember these vividly & in great detail, as if it was yesterday — cosmically speaking it was.
"I Was A Mass-Media Drenched TV Child"©!
Especially the ad jingles, pop ditties, & TV
So here I am walking down the street in 1967, getting the funniest lO-Oks from everyone I meet, 'cause I'm wearing a candy wax mustache w/ candy
wax lips, & actually thimk that the Monkees® are
singing 'bout my favorite edible (?) disguise as
coincidentally (??) part of their NBC-TV shoe's
theme, "Here we come, walking down the street, we get the funniest lips from everyone we meet..."
Was I or wasn't I a 10½ year old egocentric dope, or what?
What was I thinking, that smitten Monkees®' fans would offer the 'faux 4our' wax lips, of differing shapes, sizes, color & quality, to get the attention of "Biff™", "Dicky™", "Fred™" & "Suds™"
(the Monkees® originally proposed monikers!)????
To compound the confusion, 'Matty Mattel™' had an
extremely popular boy-toy at the time called the "Thing-Maker"® which was just a revamp of their earlier "Vac-U-Form" machine, but instead of heating plastic sheets to form objects w/ a vacuum, this new version used heated metal molds (aluminum?) which had mostly either bugs & spiders, "Creepy-Crawlers®" or the "Monster- Maker®" disguise kit with fake eyeballs, scars,
This time the scheme was to pour colored vinyl plastic, "Plasti-Goop®" into the molds & heat the wretched stuff until it thermoset, cured by the heat of the machine's little 'baking tray'.
So between the wax & vinyl lips, & moi being a stupid 10½ year ol' kid (well what did I know?) a confluence of all this made a 'mondegreen happening'(in late '60s parlance) an au naturel.
Thanks for your request!
Aug 30, 2011 3:14 pm
What happened to the rest of your story after "In 07029 in 1967"?
Want to read it if possible.
Aug 30, 2011 12:49 pm