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The Ambiguous Origins of the Hokey Pokey

“You put your right foot in, You put your right foot out, You put your right foot in, And you shake it all about. You do the Hokey Pokey, And you turn it all around, That’s what it’s all about…” No other song seems to symbolize a good time for people and bring smiles to their faces to quite the same extent [...]

From Petey P. Cup to Prosty the Spokesgland: 11 Unbelievable Healthcare Industry Mascots

If pancake syrup, batteries and crescent rolls can have corporate mascots, why shouldn’t urinalysis and Manograms? That’s what these 11 health-related causes figured when they created their very specific spokesthings. 1. Petey P. Cup We’ve mentioned Petey P. Cup before, but his particular brand of awesome is worth another visit. Petey is a larger-than-life specimen jar containing [...]

The Hokey Pokey

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. You put your right foot in, You put your right foot out, You put your right foot in, And you shake it all about You do the hokey Pokey And you turn it all around That’s what it’s all about! You put your left foot [...]

Google Celebrates Art Clokey’s Birthday

Animation pioneer Art Clokey was born 90 years ago today. Clokey gave us Gumby and Pokey and later Davey and Golliath. In honor of the occasion, Google has an animated Gumby-themed doodle. The Gumby Doodle — which starts off with several clay balls and a child’s wooden block — was created by top animator Anthony Scott [...]