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Burma Shave with the Statler Brothers - a look back

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by xl1ken, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. xl1ken
    Joined: Aug 29, 2007
    Posts: 227


    Oh how I so remember the Burma Shave signs along route 66. This is a great look back to that era. This is for us old farts so skip if you are under 60 or so... Oh yes, there are even a few photos of the old cars :)

    You may need to watch it twice; once to watch the Burma shave signs change and once to catch
    all the pictures plus listening to the music of the Statler Brothers. THIS IS REALLY GREAT.

    I am only sending this to my 'older friends' because most folks under 50 would have no idea
    what I am talking about.. 'Too bad they missed it!'

  2. Crestliner
    Joined: Dec 31, 2002
    Posts: 2,984


    Some of us old farts still enjoy it.
  3. Brad54
    Joined: Apr 15, 2004
    Posts: 6,004

    from Atl Ga

    Despite The Post Nazi, I enjoyed it. Thanks!
    (And I'm just 38.)

    If you don't know
    Who's signs these are
    You haven't driven
    Very far!

    Spotted that one on Rt. 66 last summer, while driving an all-original '73 Duster home to Atlanta from LA. Left a message on my mom's cell phone with the first four signs. Got a message a few hours later with her laughing/yelling "Burma Shave!" and then she hung up!

    Made our day.


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  4. xl1ken
    Joined: Aug 29, 2007
    Posts: 227


    My apologies

    It does however look like some have not seen this (including me).


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  5. Big Tony
    Joined: Mar 29, 2006
    Posts: 3,590

    Big Tony

    Well, I dang sure dug it and glad ya posted it...guess i missed it the first time
  6. Chaoticcustoms
    Joined: Sep 20, 2008
    Posts: 270


    Well, im 22, and i really appreciate this post, i moved to az from ia a couple months ago and went on a 66 voyage just yesterday, flagstaff all the way to oatman...donkey town, saw all the sites, stopped the burmashave signs. Pretty cool stuff. thanks man!
    Joined: Jan 2, 2003
    Posts: 3,363

    1. HAMB Old Farts' Club

  8. Talking about "Pissin in the Cornflakes"...

    (Which is another old bandwidth burning comment!;))

    First time I saw this... glad you didn't do a search...! Hahaha...!
  9. 1st time for me too & I'm also glad you didn't do a search.:p
  10. First time for me to see this!!!!! Who made you the Police of the HAMB!!!!
  11. Fiddytree
    Joined: Sep 7, 2008
    Posts: 204

    from Durango

    In about '62 or '63 we were running through Idaho and saw:
    Ben met Anna
    Made a hit
    Had a fight
    Ben-Anna split.
    Burma Shave

    so my Mom immediately wants a bananna split; next town we stop at the malt shop and my Mom orders a bananna split. The waitress says: "Ma'am, we are all out of banannas. Everyone wants a bananna split and I don't know why!"
  12. RAY With
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,132

    RAY With

    Seen it before but always glad to look one more time. The Post police on HAMB evidently have a lot more time to cruise these post than most readers do and need to realize that because there on here 24/7 is no sign all the readers are. Over all it's a great site for history and knowledge.
  13. 8flat
    Joined: Apr 2, 2006
    Posts: 1,318

    Member kidding. This site is so huge, if the "search first" rule was strictly enforced, there'd be very few new threads. But maybe that's OK too, I dunno.

    Love the Burma Shave stuff. There are still some originals out here in Montana. You can buy repros, I want to setup some on the road to my place:

    Listen birds
    These signs cost money
    Roost a while
    But don't get funny
    Burma Shave

    The one on The Fastest Indian was pretty good to, something about a smoother rooster, can't remember exactly.

    Thanks for the thread.
  14. bigern007
    Joined: Feb 8, 2008
    Posts: 46


    A BIG thanks for reminding me of the good times. I,m 69 years old ,but remember how good I looked in my "51 ragtop shoebox ,and my white bucks ,.....Ernie
  15. jchav62
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 1,080


    Cool stuff! There's a stretch of Old 66 between Seligman and Kingman, AZ that has simulated versions of them old signs...
  16. brentthebarber
    Joined: Apr 8, 2008
    Posts: 265

    from San Diego

    the owner of the barbershop I work at has an old burma shave brush.... he's a collector. cool video by the way, even though I'm only 27
  17. VA HAMB
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,004


    Im only 40 but i remember alot of those. Always good to hear a tune from my hometown boys the Statlers. Local heros of course.
  18. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 4,344

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    First timer here too, THANKS!

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