I don’t represent the Lollipop Guild

Caught the audio of this on XM Radio and had to watch it once I got home, it’s Shaun Cassidy playing his greatest hits on Oprah.

Here he is as a young, girly stud:

Last night, Pookie and I went to see our friend play with his 80’s band, Rubix Cube. It was in University City and as it turned out, we were the oldest kids there. How old were we? Although I was wearing pantyhose and high heels… just like all the other girls; I wasn’t wearing mine with a hint of irony.

On the same episode of Oprah, the Backstreet Boys also made an appearance. Although I had friends who were Backstreet Boy fans, I always considered myself too old for them… at the time. I was still too busy digging Micky and Davy and Mike but not Peter because he is a dork. Watching their appearance, I have to admit I was surprised to find that Mark L. Wahlberg, host of Antiques Roadshow was absent. Am I insane? I always thought he was a Backstreet Boy? I guess I was wrong.

Watching the kids dance to the 80’s music, in their faux 80’s garb, got me all teary-eyed over the past. And it had me realizing my own old fartitude. I so wanted to grab the girls and give them a sweatshirt to wear and feed them a candy bar. And I wanted to show them how to really dance like the 80’s… it’s more of a kick… kick… kick-motion and less “stripper on the pole”-gyration.

I called Lisa today and told her about all the girl on girl action I witnessed and she told me that happened even way back when. I just forget. I don’t think so.

What else has been going on while I’ve been quiet? Not too much. The doctor is pretty sure I’m healthy. Pookie keeps telling me I need to go to the grocery store more often and get rid of this weird notion that the monthly grocery bill should not exceed 150.00. I won an eBook reader! But it’s just a stupid Libre and not a Kindle or a Nook. I am thinking about pawning it on eBay. My XM Radio refused to turn on this afternoon while I drove back from Pookie’s and I just about went insane listening to regular old terrestrial radio. I am pretty happy I paid the 40.00 for the platinum version of PlayOn. Now I can spend my evenings watching the Half Pint Brawlers, midget wresting show. After just one episode I knew I got my money’s worth. Honestly, have you watched this show? Those dwarves are vicious! Made the Little Cigars look like munchkins! Don’t look at me like that…. I was 5 foot 10 inches at 12 years of age, I’m allowed to have a fascination with all things small. And I just got measured at the doctor’s and I am an inch and a half taller than I ever thought. That’s about it.

8 thoughts on “I don’t represent the Lollipop Guild

  1. B. Davis

    The 1970s were the Golden Age of Girly Men — the Cassidys, Todd Rundgren, Elton John, Freddy Mercury, most guests on Hollywood Squares and The Match Game (oh, wait…Fannie Flagg was a manly girl)…etc. etc. etc. Everyone knows that Oprah doesn’t have a hetero bone in her rotund body, and when she gushes over her male guests, its just well-worn fakery. Aside: Little Cigars was watchable only because angelic Angel Tompkins was in it.

  2. gomer

    Pretty sure girl-on-girl action was not too common in the 80’s public eye, unless you were in the back room of the video store marked “adult only”.

    Not that I would know what was on those filthy tapes.

  3. B. Davis

    I left David Bowie off my list of 70s Girly Men. So many
    examples, so little space.

    Pretty sure that girl on girl action was around in the 1940s. Eleanor Roosevelt had an “unorthodox” relationship going with journalist Lorena Hickok.
    Hey, it’s all Greek to me, Gomer.
    (Aside: I’ve heard that Little Cigars is one of Bill Clinton’s
    favorite movies)

  4. gomer

    Definitely around, but not visible. The stuff you see today at clubs was not prevalent in the 80’s or any other decade. I practically lived in bars and clubs around ’88 and you just did not see two girls swapping juice because it was “cool”.

  5. B. Davis

    Just for grins, listen to the version of “Hey, Deanie”
    by Eric Carmen, the guy who wrote this song
    (plus another hit for Shaun Cassidy):


    It’s easy to make fun of Big Hair Music from the 70s and 80s, but that music was fun and the performers had
    looks and charisma.

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