“Flintstones, eat the Flintstones…”

Janis was a little insecure in the early years. Well, neurotically insecure. Was this 1992 cartoon taken from real life? No, of course not! But only because we didn’t take Flintstone vitamins—and I would have chosen Betty if we did.

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42 responses to ““Flintstones, eat the Flintstones…””

  1. Sitting in my Arlo and Janis tee shirt and leggings making Christmas bows for garlands on front porch. I am going to wear it downtown with a red scarf to camouflage the weird imbalance in fit.

    I already have a red scarf on the bald head.

    Ghost is a brave man you know. I have a Christmas tree cap I could wear!

  2. Current TIP blogspot is entitled ‘Le Supplice des Adulteres.’ Half the crowd is likely thinking ‘TG they didn’t catch us.’ Imagine paying good [?] money to have this hanging in your living room, or even man-cave!


  3. ??????? My roommate started up a petition campaign to make Betty into a vitamin, under the name “United Bettys for Equal Treatment” (UBET). She noted that both the dog/dino and the car were being given greater status than Betty.

  4. Yep, I’m with Jimmy. Betty, Mary-Anne, Velma, every time. That’s not to say I have a type as much as observing cultural type-casting in creating the characters. Why is the small brunette always the stable one?

    Was thinking along these lines the other night watching Dick Van Dyke as Fitzwilly. Not a great movie, but good entertainment. Barbara Feldon’s character made me think I’d found where the Scooby-Doo artists found inspiration for Velma Dinkley.

  5. Every year there is a Flintstones float in the Tulsa Great Raft Race. It is a working raft that is peddled by entire cast of Flintstones in costume. The front end turns like the steam roller rock Barney drive in show.

    This is a human powered raft race so they have to peddle or paddle about 20 miles in heat in costume. The year I saw they had full cast including dog.
    Saw the raft this year but not crew.

    Bet there is photo on line.

  6. Jackie: Ithaca, NY, also has a race. On the campus of Cornell U. are two gorges, Cascadilla Creek and Fall Creek, both of which eventually flow W via downtown Ithaca into the S end of Lake Cayuga. NY’s Finger Lakes are mostly like this, carved out by glaciers, leaving ‘hanging valleys’ along their shores, and exposing oodles of fossils of Devonian marine invertebrates and an occasional Devonian fish.
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/prehistoric-world/devonian/ The Devonian ran from some 416 to 359 million years ago [MYA].
    A dam across Fall Cr. creates a small lake, Beebe Lake. Back then, drinking age was 18. Some Sat. in May is [or was] Spring Day, if I remember the name correctly. At BL’s E end, where FC enters BL there is [or was] a stone foot bridge and an unsupervised swimming hole. On SD, various craft gathered there for a ‘race’. Most were floats, propelled by oars, paddle wheels, whatever; no motors allowed. There was a prize for first to make the finish line, and prizes for various categories of décor. Most were manned [literally] by fraternity men, some perhaps not totally sober.
    In May of ’49, ’50, or ’51, the flotilla was ambling [?] slowly westward when, out from under the footbridge, shot a shell*, womaned [sexist speelczech!] by several cold sober coeds. They won the race, and of course, should have won some prize for best decorated entry.
    *Holocene, not Devonian. Cornell has several; a fellow Stuyvesantian, Tom Kalshoven, ’47, Cornell ’51, was on Cornell’s crew.

  7. Good morning. Today is the day Ghost sees the Nutcracker for the first time, along with hundreds of little girls in Christmas finery.

    Let us hope some of the children have hot mama’s or at least semi-warm grannies accompanying them.

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