September 13, 2010

"I Like Ike."

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19 comments:

chuck b. said...

Huh. There's a sandwich place here named Ike's that closed tonight because it was so well-liked. Neighbors complained about the constant, large crowds. http://bit.ly/9B332H

Crash said...

Huh? Chuck doesn't know about 'I Like Ike?'

Almost Ali said...

It's been photoshopped; the "A" is missing.

Youngblood said...

Having not been born when Ike was in any way relevant, whenever I see the words "I like Ike", I think of Dr. Jeep by the Sisters of Mercy.

I like Cal and his dog Napalm
I like Ike and his itty-bitty a-bomb
Everybody got one, I want mine
You can order it up on Channel 9


Meanwhile, at the Sheraton
Doctor Jeep plays on and on and on

mesquito said...

The Fonz liked Ike as well. As did his bike.

Tom T. said...

I'm guessing that's not Tina Turner's car.

LarsPorsena said...

On a Cadillac..never on a Prius

traditionalguy said...
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traditionalguy said...

Those I Like Ike days were before Dr Watson's mind control methods recreated the TV broadcast medium. The very act of showing on TV what was actually happening was so novel that no efforts were being made to create a false story line full of mythical characters. Today that is the fictional media's job complete with Evil hicks like Palin and super heroes like Obama(See, Journolist). The cartoon of reality that young people perceive makes them throw up their hands and select a Lady GaGa as the most authentic person now available.

Scott M said...

What's hysterical is seeing Obama bumper stickers, Mr. Jobs Created Or Saved himself, on cars made on foreign shores. Hysterical in the same way as the noose breaking when the condemned falls through trapdoor.

Hagar said...

Considering all that went down in the fifties, a president who could keep the lid on to the extent of making the young Democrats complain about how boring life was, should not be misunderestimated.

But we sure did get more excitement when the Kennedys came in! Bay of Pigs, Cuba missile crisis, the Wallace insurrection, etc., etc.

MrBuddwing said...

Had I been around at the time, I too may have liked Ike, but I think I may have like Adlai Stevenson even more.

Word verification: howdennk.

Hagar said...

Stevenson was the natural choice for ambassador to the U.N., since though they created the United Nations, Americans do not expect anything but talk to happen there.

Steve Burri said...

Here's a twist on the 'I Like Ike' theme that I saw in Janesville's Woodmans parking lot.

bagoh20 said...

What a difference a half century has made in the world. It has been relatively peaceful compared to the half century before it, despite extensive turmoil and saber rattling. Maybe nuclear weapons are to blame. Can they get a little reach around for a change.

peter hoh said...

Check out the upper tax brackets during Ike's presidency.

bagoh20 said...

Tax brackets didn't mean much back then, virtually nobody actually paid them at the top. Revenues have remained relative constant in GDP terms, because we have traded lower rates for higher compliance (less work arounds). Spending in GDP terms has, unfortunately skyrocketed. That, in a nutshell, explains the current fiscal situation almost entirely.

Bryan C said...

I wonder where he got that? I went looking for a "Au+H2O" sticker during the last election, but all of the modern knockoffs had horrible typography.

former law student said...

Obama bumper stickers, Mr. Jobs Created Or Saved himself, on cars made on foreign shores.

What does that even mean any more?

When we last looked at new cars, we had a choice of a Japanese car built in Indiana, a German car made in Mexico, or an American car made in Mexico.

Even Carhartts come from Mexico these days. Last US stock being closed out:

http://www.unionlabel.com/carhartt-clothing-usa-made.html