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- A. A. Milne

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Do You Know This Face? (Issue #145)

A couple of weeks ago while out walking, I found something. I wasn’t on one of my walks-for-health. Walks-for-health require a certain rhythm and you’re supposed to keep going even if something interesting catches your eye.

It was more of an amble. When ambling, you’re allowed to look around and even stop and sit on a bench or a hill if you want. Ambling is exercise for the spirit.

I was looking down when I saw something that didn’t belong among the path’s usual detritus of dirt, grass, weeds and sticks. It was small, round and bluish. I picked it up and brushed off some dirt.

It was, or used to be, a button made of some very lightweight metal alloy or maybe metallic-ish plastic. (What do I know from materials? I’m not a geologist. Or haberdasher.) You could tell it was a button even though the thingy at the back, through which the thread was supposed to be looped, was eroded away to a pair of wee bumps.

It was the obverse that caught my attention though. On it was a face, faded but recognizable, and vaguely familiar.

My first thought was Jane Jetson of the 60s cartoon family. My ambling partner, Hilary, thought maybe it was supposed to represent Barbie, the famous doll. It definitely has a 60s-type look. Hilary took a picture of it and I decided to pose the question to you folks.

I know the young pups among you are saying “what-everrrr” and have already changed the channel but maybe a few of you fellow boomers can spare a guess.

Upon further, and prolonged reflection, I am now leaning towards Judy Jetson, the daughter from that show.

Here she is:



PS- I’m taking some time off starting this weekend so please forgive any delayed responses to emails or comments. I’ll be back in a couple of weeks.

33 comments:

Dawno said...

I think it's Tinkerbell.

q said...

Frank, Frank, Frank.

You misquote me.. again. We already discussed that I never said Barbie. I thought then as I think now, that it's Tinkerbell.

Slower walks for you next time!

Slippert said...

That is definately Disney - Tinkerbell from the long-ago Peter Pan. What do I win? Don't say a fish!

Lois Karlin said...

I'm impressed...your readers called it so fast! Disney's fairy eyes definitely give it away (http://disney.go.com/fairies/). Tell q that bloggers are allowed to lie to augment a quote's entertainment value....

Chill Daddy said...

Hillary Clinton - except that age has worn the facial lines off.

Frank Baron said...

Well, replies are still coming in thick and fast via email but it looks like we have a consensus...(drumroll please)....

Yes, it's Hillary Clinton! Chill Daddy wins a-

What? What do you want? I'm live on the air here...a recount?

FINE!

Hmmm...carry the 2...divide the quotient by the remainder and add the hypotenuse...uh-oh...

Sorry Chill Daddy.

Seems like it IS Tinkerbell and apparently q/Hilary was right all along. I guess I forgot to pay attention.

:)

Hehehe. These things happen. Hehehe. Let's all just move on to another topic now....

How 'bout them Montreal Expos eh?

What?

Since when?....

q said...

Pay attention! I'm right about the pajamas too.. and the sweaters.. and ...

;)

Frank Baron said...

La la laaaaaaaa...(fingers in ears)....

Tallayne said...

oh my eyes!!!! and my tummy!! did you HAVE to remind me about the UglySweaters???

aaccckkkkkkkk
gd&r

Frank Baron said...

Tally, my sweaters are much too colourful, and dare I say, artistic, to be considered ugly. :)

Dawno said...

*wah* I posted the first comment and said Tinkerbell - you don't love me any more. *sniffle*

q said...

He still loves you Dawno. He's just old and forgetful. Just like he forgot I'd said Tinkerbell and not Barbie.

Frank Baron said...

Dawno, of course I love you. You're sparkly. I checked my email, and yes, you were the first (aside from that alphabet letter person) to make the Tink connection.

Sooooo - even though I did not know I was running a contest I will award a prize. A prize package even. I will rummage through my desk drawers and send you a cornucopia of Canadiana. (And if q says something about how that translates into "his junk" don't you pay her no nevermind!)

Email your snail mail addy please. I think that I might already have it but you could save me serious notebook-flipping time if you just send again. :)

q, you are a naughty person. I shall smite you with a fish.

Spidey said...

That is either Casper the Friendly Ghost or Seka the 1980s porn queen. They both looked like Mrs. Jetson.

Dawno said...

Frank, the things I most want from Canada are you and Charlie - Charlie I get to see at NasFic, when do you come down to this part of the world to fish? I'd even put a slimy worm on a hook to meet you!

Frank Baron said...

Spidey, you've, um...aroused two fond, albeit different memories.

Dawno, I can't say when it might happen but I can say I'd LIKE to visit that way within 2-3 years.

Not to worry, I'll handle the worms. :)

Othmar Vohringer said...
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Othmar Vohringer said...

I too think it is Judy Jetson. By the way you have been awarded with The Power of Schmooze Award. For details please visit my blog.

-Othmar Vohringer-

Dawn said...

As usual, I've turned up too late -but I guessed Tinkerbelle straight away. No prize for me.

I turned up late for the Seventy Day Sweat too, but I'm holding Thomma Lyn's towel for her.

Guess I'll just wander off so that I can be late somewhere else.

Frank Baron said...

Othmar, Tinkerbell seems to be the consensus but a few folks voted for Judy. I'll check out your blog to see about that schmoozing thing. :)

Dawn, what do you mean "too late?" No party starts until you arrive. :)

Nita said...

Well, yes I did recognize that face, but everyone else beat me to it. Now, in a moment of insanity I joined the blogmobile. Then to make matters worse I got tagged, like I even knew what that was. So now I'm tagging you. sorry friend, but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Good thing I didn't rush in a timely fashion--I would have guessed the Jetson girl.

I'm still waiting for the dang jetpacks and flying cars and all the other cool things they promised us we'd have by now.

And have a great vacation Frank!

Aidan said...

I thought casper for a second but, it looks too effeminate.

Ann said...

I'm with dawno. Definitely Tinkerbell. Good find, Frank. Hang on to it. Never know. People collect all kinds of things regardless of condition.

Stace said...

You shouldn't find so much porn when you do a Google Image search for Jane Jetson. Cartoon porn worries me. Although I confess a bit of a "thing" for Jessica Rabbit.

Frank Baron said...

Hiya Nita and welcome to the blogosphere. :)

Crabby, I too am disappointed the moving sidewalks haven't arrived. Those jetpacks always made me leery about burning my buns though.

Yep Aidan, had a few folks guessing Casper or his gf.

Ann, I might hang onto it. I'm quite a packrat. :)

You're not alone Stace. ;)

Hilary said...

"Ann said...
Frank. Hang on to it. Never know. People collect all kinds of things regardless of condition.
Frank said...
Ann, I might hang onto it. I'm quite a packrat. :)"

Umm... err... so.. you mean I shouldn't have tossed it out after photographing it?

;)

Frank Baron said...

Hilary, you're a big, fat flibber!

Okay. So not very big and not fat but a flibber all the same!

Joanne D. Kiggins said...

I think it's Pebbles. Fred and Wilma's daughter on the Flintsones. *shrug* But since everyone here thinks it's Peter Pan, well... ;)

Dawno said...

An interesting package has just arrived at my house. Someday soon I will post some pictures on my blog.

I'll leave with this comment, next time I visit Canada (and it's been over 20 years since my ex drove us over the bridge from Detroit to Windsor and said "well, now you've been to Canada" turned around and drove us back...) I feel certain I'll have the right gear to fit in just fine with the natives.

Frank Baron said...

Sorry Jo, you've been outvoted. ;)

Looking forward to that post Dawno.

:)

Tink said...

Damn. My services have come to late I see. ;)

Frank Baron said...

Never tink! A good fairy's services are always welcome. :)