November 26, 2003
Just had to show me up, eh! :D
That glass bottles link was a great find. Interesting reading.
Just the results of a Google search. Actually, I turned up those bottles looking for pictures of the old "skull and crossbones" so familiar from the cartoons of our childhood.
My dad used to make model airplanes. Some of the glue and paint bottles he used (Testor's I believe) had skull and crossbones on them. Damn, I'm old!
There was also an article about the skull and crossbones on The Straight Dope this week.
So, that little squiggle above Mr. Yuk's eyebrows, below the POISON HELP! - is that a word, or is it supposed to be his hair, or what?
I actually don't remember Mr. Yuk from childhood at all. I never saw him until the 90's!
The writing on his forehead says:
(copyright symbol)CHospPgh(registered symbol)
I remember Mr. Yuk was a big deal at my Ohio elementary school during the 70s. I vaguely recall a school assembly/presentation complete with a play and everything.