September 30, 2010

Yabba Dabba Doo!!

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Today is the 50th anniversary of our favourite Stone Age family, The Flintstones!! When I was in elementary school, I walked home every day at noon to eat lunch and watch The Flintstones. It was my daily ritual :-) Even though Fred and Wilma were the stars, I preferred their co-stars, Barney and Betty Rubble.

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There was Fred and Wilma’s little girl Pebbles and Barney & Betty’s super-strong little guy, Bam-Bam.

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Dino was the coolest pet — I mean, come on, he was a purple dinosaur!! Ummmm, OK, on second thought, maybe purple dinosaurs are kinda dorky ;-) And there was Hoppy, the green dinosaur/kangaroo mix. A Stone Age mutt ;-)

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Mr. Slate was the boss at the quarry where Fred & Barney worked.

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There was the occasional special guest appearance by stars like Cary Granite and Stony Curtis and Ann Margrock.

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I have to say that Uncle Giggle totally creeped me out. Sadly, when hubby’s hair has gotten a bit too long and he’s sweaty, he looks just like Uncle Giggles:

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Some people think hubby looks like Jack Nicholson, which really isn’t any better…

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Anyway, I digress — being an interior design blogger, I have to include Fred & Wilma’s fashionable home:

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Here’s a cool 3D rendition:

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And this is a real-life Flintstones house in Nas Montanhas, Portugal:

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It may not look real, but it is!! You can check out a video here that includes a tour of the house. Bonus if you understand Portugese :-)

Happy Big 50 to the Flintstones gang!!

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Don’t forget, tomorrow is Designer’s Challenge 101 featuring seven different takes on how to design a living room on a $6,000 budget. It’s going to be fun, so be sure to check it out!!

Image sources 1.Sunday Mercury 2,5,6,8.Fanpop 3.WP Themes Forest 4.Photobucket 7.JRJ Socrates 9.Avelyman 10.Buncheness 11.Sports Perspectives 12.Joblo 13.70s Child 14.Fabricio Campos Deviant Art 15,16.Daily Mail


Donna said...

What a cool post and of course I'm lovin' the colors!
Happy Anniversary!

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

What a fun and different post for a Thursday morning!

P.S. I think you should have included a picture of your hubby beside Jack for comparison!

Diane said...

no kidding? Already 50? Wow, used to love the Flintstones.

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

What a cool house! I love the Flintstones, can't believe they're been around 50 years.

Lisa said...

LOL! Does hubby know you are comparing him to Mr. Giggles - and to Jack Nicholson as well! I used to watch Flinstones while I ate lunch too and Betty was my favourite! I also loved Pebbles because she had red hair!!

Anonymous said...

OMG - this ages me but I grew up watching the Flinstones !!!

Splendid Willow said...

Such a classic! And so much fun!

That house in Portugal is really something! Must show hubby (his hobby is rock climbing!)

ox, Mon

Susan said...

Finding out that I am as old as Fred Flintstone has made me feel ancient. Maybe I will go cook up a dinosaur bone. lol

Linda @ theLENNOXX said...

Haha what a fun post! Happy anniversary to the Flontstones!

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