Sunday, September 6, 2009


Hello Everybody! With this being a holiday weekend, our resident comedienne Ms. Waxy Dragon is off, so I thought we'd dip into the archives and look at some more classic Burma Shave poems, as seen along the highways and byways of the land from the late 1930s to the early 1960s.
For those who do not remember, each five line verse (with the last always bearing the company logo) either provided some kind of timely advice, usually driving tips, or promoted company products.
To wit:

A Man, A Miss
A car, a curve
He kissed the miss
And missed the curve.

Does your husband misbehave
Grunt and grumble
Rant and rave?
Shoot the brute some

Drinking drivers
Don't you know
Great bangs from little
Binges grow?

And last, but certainly not least, with school back in session, some timely advice:
At school zones
Heed instructions
Help to save
Our tax deductions.

See you next weekend with more Sunday Funnies!--lhjr.

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