“At least he died doing something he loved: being electrocuted.” – my favorite tweet of all time –tweeted by Rob@imaudihere Which brings us to the topic of today’s post:
Your Guide to Better Living Through Electricity
I was rummaging around the vintage book section in my house (the one that used to belong to the thrift store but now belongs to me) and I came across this:
Don’t you just love everything about it? I do. I love that Mother from Space Age of the Past has baked a humongous bowl of cookies (at least I hope they’re cookies) for Little Billy.
I love that she has her hand on the oven door, at the ready, should little Billy deem the cookies tasty enough for her to cook another humongous bowl for her husband, Big Billy.
I love that even though Mother from Space Age of the Past spends the majority of her life baking cookies; she apparently doesn’t eat any herself so she can continue to keep that crisp white-ruffled apron tied snugly around her two and three-quarters-inch waist.
Let’s turn to a page at random, shall we?
Basically, Mother from Space Age of the Past hasn’t got a care in the world now that she’s living her life, electrically.
This is due to the fact that her home appliances which she refers to as her ”tireless electric servants” do most of the work.
She fails to mention what the names are of these “tireless electric servants” but I’d be willing to bet a big bowl of cookies, she’s talking about Little Billy and Big Billy.
The article says isnt’ it nice that today’s electrical servants handle all the mechanical cooking chores automatically leaving more time for Mother from Space Age of the Past! And all that is required is that she open the broom closet door every now and then and throw Little Billy and Big Billy a cookie?
It’s all here in black and white:
Ok, now that we suspect what’s really going on with the “electrical servants” let’s test our theory by taking some of the actual text as written and simply replace the code words “portable electric servants” with Big Billy and Little Billy.
“These small, lightweight, and sleekly-styled Big Billy and Little Billy are making housekeeping more efficient . . . Big Billy and Little Billy are multipurpose. Big Billy panbroils, fries, braises and bakes, while Little Billy will pop corn . . . in addition, Big Billy and Little Billy have good table manners because of their fine styling, low table-top temperatures and cool-to-the-touch handles.
Do you have a Big Billy and Little Billy tucked away on a shelf forgetting that they are designed to save you time and effort throughout the day?
Until next time . . . I love you