Friday, July 25, 2008

Funny Face Cartoon Trailer

If you've pondered the age-old question "How do you make a banana split?", you are not alone. Being a Goofy Grape of sorts myself, I may just have the answer for you today!

Blog readers may have encountered my previous post about the planned Funny Face Cartoon Series, based on the characters used to promote the old powdered drink mix.

While eagerly awaiting more information on the series, I got a little scoop from someone behind-the-scenes. The project is going well and many short cartoon segments have been created. They are hopeful for early 2009 to get picked up for television.

Until then, the original cartoon short, by Renegade Animation, has made its way to YouTube, posted by mickilas. Here's a great preview of the antics of Goofy Grape and friends, including new characters named Top Banana and Bad Apple.

And now you know how to make a banana split!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Happy 7-Eleven Day 2008

Today is July 11th, or 7/11, which means a day to celebrate my favorite convenience store 7-Eleven!

Every 7-Eleven Day you should make your way to a nearby store for a delicious Slurpee, Big Gulp or other tasty snack. I'll be heading out for a Slurpee later today. Yum!

An oasis in the hot summer sun, I have fond memories as a kid of many trips to get Slurpees and candy there. It often required pestering my parents to drive me, or permission to ride my bike there with friends. It's really something I've never outgrown to this day.

Since the '70s, 7-Elevens have had great periodic promotions with collectible plastic cups featuring cartoon characters, sports stars and super heroes. I had so many of those cups, most of which faded, cracked and found their way into the trash can over the years.

In the '80s and '90s I remember when the Slurpee cups would have a secret compartment underneath where you would get a cool prize like a flicker coin of a baseball or football player. I still have many of those to commemorate the Slurpees of yesteryear.

To help with the celebration, here are a couple of pogs from the early 1990s.

7-Eleven Hawaii Pog

7-Eleven Slurpee Pog

I've started a new group on Flickr called 7-Eleven : Oh Thank Heaven! Feel free to join in the fun and share your 7-Eleven memories. If you're not on Flickr, you can get a free basic account right away and start uploading photos and joining groups.

Have a happy 7-Eleven Day! Oh thank Heaven for 7-Eleven!


Friday, July 04, 2008

Cheetos Cheesy Rider T-Shirt

Here's a brief follow-up to my article on the Cheetos Mouse.

Blog reader Rosanne saw the article and sent me this great photo of her vintage Chee-tos "Cheesy Rider" t-shirt. What a great image of our cheesy friend -- out on the open road with an ample supply of Chee-tos brand crunchy snacks!

Thanks, Rosanne for send me this great photo and allowing me to post it here on the blog!

I would love if someone printed up some new t-shirts with this image. :-)
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