Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Great Tamale Headline Keyboard Smackdown


It all started when Facebook Friend Kris decided to present her tamale-party dinner.  She placed it on her computer, but used a newspaper as a "barrier" to protect the keyboard.

I followed suit with a tamale, a plate, a newspaper, and a keyboard.  The Tamale Headline Keyboard Smackdown was on.  I thought the Giants World Series Victory was a nice touch.

We soon discovered we'd been hoarding some interesting headlines.  Rules: Tamale (or part thereof), plate, keyboard, newspaper.



Lorena Bobbit touch


                                        
                                            Were we suckers?



Lemon or not?




Which one's the Jesus Juice?

14 comments:

BANJO52 said...

I think I'm missing whatever I'm supposed to be reading between the lines, but this is very entertaining, esp. the old headlines.

Were the Giants ever serious about leaving S.F.? I don't remember that.

Mister Earl said...

Yes, Banjo. At the end of the 1992 season it looked like the Giants were headed for Tampa. Luckily, Peter Magowan, head of Safeway Stores, put together a group to keep the Giants in SF, and built a new downtown ballpark. Another reason the World Series win was so emotional. Magowan and his family were in the Giants victory parade as was another former owner, Bob Lurie. Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Rays can't draw a crowd even while winning their division.

altadenahiker said...

Absolute winner: Hebrew Nationals w/ choco chip cookies.

Mister Earl said...

Thank you, Queen of Internet Smackdowns!

Petrea said...

You've got some cool old newspapers and empty tamales.

Mister Earl said...

Sounds like a song title P. The first one was full!

alex said...

i love the not-so-subtle subtexts. in my eyes, the Lorenna Bobbitt weapon = WIN, although instead of a tamale, some cuisine from Mickey D's would work equally well.

Brenda's Arizona said...

Love the imagery with the headlines. Lorena's is graphic.

Is your house one big collection of old newspapers? We read about people like you and wonder who you are...

Mister Earl said...

I don't know about Kris, but my collection is only about 8 inches high. Just a few memorable sports pages and a few others. No, I'm not a candidate for Hoarders, but I do understand the underlying feeling.

TheChieftess said...

Whew!!! I'm glad you clarified Mr. E!!! I was beginning to worry!!! Lot's of interesting Headlines!!! Perhaps too much time on your hands though???

San Diego Farmgirl said...

Love the originality!

Katie said...

Cool way to highlight your collection of important newspaper stories (although now I want a tamale). Wouldn't quite have the same impact if you had photographed printouts of online articles. The 1989 and 1992 Chrons must be a hoot to flip through. And I like how you just threw everything into the mix in the King of Pop photo (that has the makings of a fun party).

Mister Earl said...

Katie: I have one from the 1989 Loma Prieta Quake that says, "Hundreds Dead in Huge Quake." It was wrong of course - they made some assumptions that luckily proved incorrect. Kris and I decided not to use "tragedy" headlines. She had one about Diana's death that she didn't use. I went with the MJ one because... well I don't know. More of a curiosity than a tragedy I guess. I think somewhere my sister may have some from JFK and RFK.

altadenahiker said...

I expected you to have your annual Christmas piece up today. Think you should.