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"johnny gruel" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

02:39 min | 10 months ago

"johnny gruel" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"AMD and the the more famous we know is a red headed sister the more famous one raggedy Ann board was born as a doll were their trademark red yarn in here in but not as in nineteen fifteen and a book in nineteen eighteen soon after in nineteen twenty raggedy Andy was introduced to the public the adorable do was created by cartel cartoonist and illustrator Johnny gruel who wrote more than forty books featuring them so she looks pretty good for being a huh yes he does he's over a hundred a hundred little work done yes you had a lot of work done snap on tools day snap on tools a popular to manufacture which now supplies the automotive marine aviation and railroad industries started life in nineteen twenty in Milwaukee in response to the growing automotive culture and thus the need for car repairs in America the product was unique and it had five unique handles and ten sockets that snapped on interchangeably tell you got their name doctor Doolittle we know who doctor Doolittle is the most most of the animal communicating doctor do little for the famous movies which by the way there's a latest version is gonna be released next year twenty twenty right the first book in the legendary series the story of Dr do little being the history of this peculiar life at home an astonishing ventures in the foreign ventures in the form part was written it was illustrated by British author Hugh lofting a full century ago I loved that movie as a kid the first one with your hair should your details and yes I do not like the one with Eddie Murphy I'm not so sure I'm gonna like the one with the Robert John Downey Jr Iron Man cannot be doctor do little we'll just see about that Marable he's doctor and come on he he he cannot be is a smart aleck he's a professional smart aleck I think you're right in all right in nineteen twenty the Curtis candy company refashioned it's candy cake into the baby Ruth candy bar became the best selling confection it it's five cent confectionery category by the late nineteen twenties but it was invented one hundred years ago in twenty four Swisher you gonna say fruit cake nettle fruitcakes still it's still saying fruitcakes been around for a hundred years but other than that no sorry no I do not do fruitcake all right coming up it's seven fifty were checking with that some news correspondent Michael Bauer get the latest on GOP senator Lisa more Caskey says she's disturbed by Mitch McConnell's comment about an impeachment trial in the Senate Garcia is making it easy to hold on you E. ninety two E. optimum they just two seventy five down and only two seventy five a month like a twenty nineteen to use a rental just two ninety five down and only two.

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"johnny gruel" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

10:10 min | 2 years ago

"johnny gruel" Discussed on WGN Radio

"To nine hundred seventy one hundred here is Eddie on WGN. Hi, eddie. Hey, nick. Nice. Thank you love a well. I appreciate that. I mean that man. Be I'll tell you my favorite toy, which Mr. Rolpa, Mr. Rollo. Mister robot? It was all geared. So you saw the internal workings of this in a walked top. Oh, yeah. I remember that. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Wish the raw you don't remember. Yeah. I do know. I remember it. So you do Nick begin to you your love with Phil. Itchy as a kid. I'll tell you the first one reality sees a kid. I was absorbed. Don't you? Oh, okay. Paul bunyan. For me. It was for me the first movie I remember seeing it's a toss up because it's kind of blurry. But the love bug Herbie, the love bug and jungle book those were the two that that with the those were the first movies that that really that remember seeing sixties register? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Point. I've been I've been a movie fan my whole life. I mean, just I've always loved going. Why don't you get a teacher? We gotta get you on. Well, I think that I think that there's no sponsor probably taken. But I appreciate it. Eddie. Thank you for the nice phone call. And I do remember mister robot have a great holiday season. I appreciate your listening that let's see three one two nine eight one seven two hundred is the phone number, Dan. Did you have a favorite toy? When you were the one that sticks out the most is we got an attempt. Oh, my brother, and I. That was the first time. I can remember asking for something really big, and knowing it was a big gift in big ask, and you know. My hands pooled their money together. And we got ads, and you know, played it incessantly played a cat sleigh was important part of our childhood. You know, something we reference to this day. So that was did you have a favorite game. You know, it was probably Super Mario brothers and the game that you got super. Mario brothers and talk with the duck. And yeah, you know, you play that so much then the second and third version of that game and. Yeah. To the point where like, I mentioned in the best man's speech. I gave him my brother because we played it much. Yeah. That's that's cool. That's really cool. I I guess I had pong when I was growing up and that was kind of a big deal. You know? I mean, obviously that was one I was with. And I believe was the very first sort of game thing system that you could hook up to your TV, right? And. Yeah. I mean you look at that now. And it's just so you know, quaint and just like what wait a minute kids were kids were enter tainted by that by two sticks and a ball bouncing. That's it. But it's still kind of like play elements of that today where you're still kind like following along and playing along. Yeah. Yeah. We I was a big deal. I I remember I remember enjoying that very much and the other game that you could play that. I preferred was breakout where you would hit the you would you would bash the the little dot ball, and it would not bricks out and bounce back and forth and back and forth. So that was breakout that was the big that was a really cool pong game was breakout. But yeah, I remember getting pong. But the toys that I when I was a kid. Like Carl Amari was mentioning a little bit earlier when we were talking before our show started. He mentioned GI Joe GI Joe was was huge for me. You know, the the the the action figures this, and I'm talking about the real GI Joes, you know, full-sized GI Joe with lifelike hair and the scar. And all that stuff on the kung FU grip. That I think I think my generation was you know, we were way into GI Joes at that. At that juncture, we had the GI Joe, you know, the Jeep I had the headquarters the headquarters was the coolest thing ever that was that was a really I remember I got that for Christmas too. And that was a gift that I just went nuts over. Was the GI Joe headquarters which had everything in there? And and if folded out, and it was it was it was just unbelievably cool that was one of my favorites. And then I, you know, my parents I'm an only child so they gave my parents. Did you know they purchased? What they could. We didn't have a of. We didn't have a lot of Dogo out. But but they did they did spend a lot of money on Christmas. Remember, you know, being an only child. But yeah. So I think the GI Joe the GI Joe, particularly the headquarters that was one of the coolest the one of the coolest Christmas toy gifts I've ever gotten. Well, let's go back nineteen twenty. If you guys are interested in a specific year, and you want to jump in here, if you have a specific year that you would like to know the top holiday toy of that year, maybe the year your birth or maybe the year that you were maybe ten or eleven which would mean that maybe that was a toy that you got. So if you want to. Pick out a specific year. And I will tell you what the holiday the top holiday toy was that year, and it goes back to nineteen twenty. So if you want to jump in its three one two nine eight one seven two hundred talk or text if you want a specific year to know what the toy is let you know what it is three one two nine eight one seven two hundred and if you just want to reminisce about some of your favorite toys and some of your favorite Christmas gifts three one two nine eight one seven two hundred so back in nineteen twenty you'd kicking off. This whole article is raggedy Ann. The estimated retail price of raggedy. Ann was a dollar back in one thousand nine hundred eighty originally book character raggedy Ann was created by a prolific political cartoonist named Johnny gruel by nineteen twenty two signature handmade dolls raggedy. And and her brother raggedy Andy were sold alongside the book. The result was a meteoric success on all fronts. Many myths around the conception of raggedy Ann, which is quite fitting, given the character storybook origins. So if you're going back to nineteen twenty it's all about raggedy, Ann. So nineteen twenty one the Lincoln logs estimated retail price, fifty cents to a dollar nineteen twenty one Lincoln logs, John Lloyd Wright, son to famous architect. Frank Lloyd Wright, invented Lincoln logs after noticing a foundation of interlocking beams on a Tokyo hotel that his father had designed the earliest Lincoln logs, use Redwood and employed various colors for the roof to this day. It's not clear whether they were named actually inspired by ABRAHAM LINCOLN, or whether it was due to Frank Lloyd Wright's original middle name, which is Lincoln. So there you go Lincoln logs got popular nineteen twenty one. Here's a trucker, rich rich. Hey, hey, I was born in fifty six, but certainly in nineteen sixty one dollars for my parents who would buy bought me an electric train set. Oh, yeah. Every year. They would add something to it more track or a building more cars. Whatever your sure, I'd probably I'd probably still have it today. Probably a lot of money if I hadn't seen the Addams family on TV. What what what? Atoms Gomez bought up the electric. Okay. Sure. Or run run them up. You don't make ramp and brought them into the wall or our government to same side. Right. Right. Right. Right. Right. Yeah. Good all the Addams family right there. All right, rich. You too, buddy. You see, Dan, I think there's something generational about. How destructive some people are with their toys. Because I was very destructive with my toys, and you know, like would smash them into my friends head and stuff like that. That was always good. I don't know what it was. I have no idea. What was in the water at that time? Here's Tam on WGN. Hi, tim. Hey, Nick, how're you doing man? What's up? I go from Chuck rich to chucker Kim. All right. I think new leader living. I appreciate that. But yeah, I went out I have a birthday on December twenty eighth. So I can't remember if I got this gift a birthday or Christmas present because I you know, at some point it became one is like Mary birth. Sure. Sure. And I appreciate how much my parents must have spent on this thing. So it was it was like a mini John Deere tractor. And the thing was a cast iron basically writing toy showdown with the plastic wheels and in plastic steering wheel. And and it was really really solid. And and what was so much fun about it? I think I took it out in the snow after I got it and was riding around, and it's really got pushed to the back of the garage. And then time goes by you know, I have three kids of my own and the other eleven nine and eight and they've been riding that thing for the last five six seven years, so mazing, I know some years has gone by about forty years in my kids, either still like with all the fancy electronic toys and all the other cool. You know, I you know, that they're fun games on there. I phones and whatnot. But yeah, they just love to get on the tractor. And just ride around the arts fun. That's really amazing that those things because that's when they built the toys the last. Oh, man, you could back that thing into the walls at full speed enough. What happened? Yeah. Exactly. Exactly. All right, Tim. Thanks, man. All right. Take care, Nick. There you go. Again, you can it Dan Martin important thing. You can smashing into the wall. They go. That's that's very important be as destructive as possible with your toys..

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