Thursday, January 07, 2010

Theme Thursday - Polka Dot

Well, I don't have any photos of things polka-dotted, and I did a whole post on Polka - the music and the dance - not too very long ago, I was kinda stuck, especially since I don't post any photos but my own (well, except for the public domain shot of the Hedgehog for Groundhog Day). But I had me an idea, so I opened Photoshop and played around, and this was the result:


Meanwhile, I found some interesting videos to go with this. NOT the "Yellow Polka-dot Bikini" song; and decided to be merciful and spare you that earworm. I did find some nice videos of Jimmy Van Heusen's and Johnny Burke's "Polka Dots and Moonbeams", though. Not the Sarah Vaughn version, drat the luck! But here's a nice version with Johnny Desmond singing with the Ray McKinley GM Orchestra:


And purely for giggles, I found this great 1948 Tom & Jerry cartoon, "Polka-Dot Puss". Enjoy!


Graphic & text © 2010 by A. Roy Hilbinger
PS - Sorry I was so late getting this posted; the Verizon Broadband service in my area code was down until a little after noon. And there I was all ready to upload everything at 8 this morning!

14 comments:

  1. It WAS a tough topic. Thankfully I have polka dot piggies!

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  2. ha. love tom and jerry! nice one roy! happy tt!

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  3. You just can't go wrong with Tom and Jerry! And it's too late. That earworm planted itself just as soon as I learned what the new theme would be!

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  4. good ole Tom and Jerry....they're both a couple of stinkers!

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  5. I can't see you in a polka-dotted shirt, Roy . . .

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  6. Trippy . . if you want to torture me, play non stop Tomand Jerry cartoons with Itsy Bitsy playing in the background! GAH!

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  7. jeff stole my comment....well actually I was going to make a remark about having a seizure

    the clever pup's post today reminded me about just how fond dylan was for those polka dot shirts!

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  8. Well! That was fun! And colorful.

    On an unrelated note, Roy, please check out this post on my Silver Fox blog. You'll be glad you did... I hope.

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  9. bravo! I was empty...not even seeing spots yesterday!

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