Dating coke button signs
t started as it often does in showbiz: I had to make a room full of old Jews laugh. A friend of mine who’d done ten years at Lorton Penitentiary once described the same routine.It was during a showcase of performers trying out for gigs on cruise ships at a theater in Miami. The rest of the time was spent fighting guys who were trying to rape him – with mixed results.While most other cruise lines give the performers cabins among the passengers, Circus cut corners by having the performers bunk below deck with the crew in spartan conditions – and by paying a fraction of the going rate. Once aboard, I was shown around by a veteran cruise-ship comic I’ll call “JR,” a baby-faced fireplug of a man sporting a baseball cap, a reddish tan, and a slight North Carolina drawl soaked in sweet tea. While there are many funny comics working on ships, calling a comic a “boat act” is the ultimate insider insult, implying that they are the worst kind of hack – someone whose jokes are the equivalent of tying verbal balloon animals.“You look like a Spanish Billy Bob Thornton,” JR greeted me. Only way to call out.” “No.” “Tell you about the cash card? But if you are of a certain vintage, and haven’t hit – meaning you aren’t on a show, writing for a show, doing warm-up for a show, and are not a You Tube sensation or whatever else puts asses in seats, then you’ve got to explore options so you don’t end up like a punchy boxer who never saw the expiration date coming. Thanks I have a late 1970's plastic "Enjoy Coca-Cola" sign for sale. "I’m laughing at this," he explained, showing me a You Tube clip featuring Donald Trump sitting in meetings and moving things around the table. oathe as I am to correct a small child who has just made an extremely pertinent point, it would have been remiss of me not to point out that such behavior is consistent with aspects of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a condition that Trump has acknowledged he suffers from in a "borderline" way (he also has a reluctance to shake hands and attributes this to a fear of germs).These tin signs are perfect for your Coca Cola sign collection.
“Plus,” he added, “very few of them could fit through the door of the crew cabins.” Above deck were magic shows and slot machines, but below deck was like an urbanized honeycomb of the crew’s cabins, some turned into bodegas with anything you’d want from booze to DVDs to socks.” That was until the Yiddish-singing piano player, slotted to go before me, took the stage. When I opened the door and saw the inside, I almost had a panic attack. Name tags were to be worn at all times, and besides random drug tests there would be quizzes on the differences between muster stations and embarkation stations, weather-tight and fire doors, crew alerts and general emergency alarms, when to use a C02 fire extinguisher or a dry chemical one, what “alpha” and “daco” codes were, and how to identify a mass casualty incident.This guy annihilated so hard that at the end of his set, an old lady in a sunhat slipped him a number and said, “I got a daughter in Queens. “That’s where the shows are at, but first we got a ‘welcome aboard’ show. It was tiny, no windows, bare floor with a bed, a small desk, and a bathroom where I discovered later that, to fit onto the toilet, I had to jam both legs into the shower stall. My act would be graded based on such criteria as “Did comic receive big laughs at regular intervals? ” There were select allowable words for “family shows.” “Change ‘hell’ to ‘heck,’” the pamphlet read, “‘damn’ to ‘darn,’ ‘bitch’ to ‘witch,’ ‘sucks’ to ‘stinks,’” and “avoid words like ‘sex’ and ‘gay’ as well.” I had a total of two “family shows” and three or four regular shows, plus one “welcome aboard” show.I WOULD LIKE TO TRADE ANY OF THESE FOR OLD METAL OR PORCELAIN COCA COLA COKE SIGNS. Date on the Box is 1995 Plastic Tumbler Cup with old fashioned sign on it Any questions, just ask. I think it's from a Coke machine from the era. It came with a makeshift frame and could be changed. PARKER PICKERS - This is a seldom seen convex tin sign that says Coca-Cola 5 cents which is professionally painted on in coke red on a white background.
Pre 70's, OR A WORKING PINBALL MACHINE AND I CAN THROW IN CASH ON THE DEAL.
* * * y first cruise performance, the “welcome aboard” show in front of about 200 very drunk Texans, was discouraging.