Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Yearning For Cockamamies

Who can live without skin pictures?
Skin was a much cheaper printing surface than paper in the 1960s.

Remember the song?

"Cockamamies, Cockamamies,
Made from Human Skin.
They will lift your spirits high
How they'll make you grin.

Hide your blemishes and pimples
Wipe away your moles
Drape your flesh in Cockamamies
Purify your souls...

Flintstone Flintstone
Fred and Wilma
Barney, Dino Too
Clothe your flesh in Betty Rubble
Glue a few on Sue

Mom and sister
Dad and Kitty
Evil Neighbor Bob
Covet all your Cockamies
Mouths adrip with gob

Feel 'em, peel 'em
Lick'em, stick'em
Mix your tongue with goo
Cockamamies hide your nakeds
So much fun for you!"

Hanna Barbera Cockamamies are fun for Christians everywhere around the globe!

13 comments:

Jeffery Wright said...

With LSD or without?

Those are very groovy. I suppose "skin pictures" was more marketable than "tattoos"?

J C Roberts said...

Wonder why they chose the name "Cockamamies"?

I hope they weren't trying to get the boys to apply them were they couldn't be seen anyway...

Forbidden Hippo said...

My dad told me about a TV show when he was a kid where you attached a film or piece of paper of some sort onto the TV screen and traced certain images. I forget what show it was. Ring a bell to anyone?

Steven M. said...

I've never seen these before. If they still made these today, I'd buy'em for some poor kids, sharing the fun of Cockamamies.

SandraRivas said...

I wish I knew about them. That would have been fun for me as a kid.

Trevor Thompson said...

I've always wanted to 'clothe my flesh' with Betty Rubble.... that is, if 'clothe my flesh' means what I think it means.

top cat james said...

Now I don't have to risk hepatitus to get that Hokey Wolf tat I've always wanted.

Hippo-"Winky Dink and You".

Elana Pritchard said...

Too funny!

Sven Hoek said...

WOW, my head just exploded.

Zucchini Breath said...

Please tell me you made that song up?

John said...

Didn't you have a post talking about "Tangled?"

Pete Emslie said...

Wow, that "Cockamamies" song sure does take me back to my childhood. Me and my ruffian friends used to sing it at recess while we held down Tommy the fat kid and plastered Cockamamies of Pebbles Flintstone all over his belly. Thanks for that fond trip down memory lane, John!

Zoran Taylor said...

@Jeffery Wright - Yes, I'm sure the conversation went thusly:

"Tattoo is still a dangerous word, I'm afraid. Middle America will balk at it."

"Okay Steve, how about Skin Pictures?"

"That's perfect!"

Low-wage intern: "Waitaminute, isn't that a euphemism for pornogr-"

Everyone: "SHUT UP, RON!!!

Well, it appears they shut him up.....