Saturday, December 26, 2009

Monorail Yellow, April 1962

Do you feel a disquieting sense of anger, despair, or even nausea when you see a Monorail that is red, blue, green, or purple? If so, today's post is for YOU!

Looky, it's yaller! The brightest, sunniest yaller a boy could ever want. Girls too. It's like a speeding pat of butter, or the world's fastest ear of corn. I'd also like to give a special shout out to the purple Autopia car; that color seemed to exist for only a few years.

Oh boy, there it is again! You can see the tiny silhouetted heads of the lucky riders and the even luckier pilot. The yellow flashing lights indicate that the Monorail can be used as an emergency vehicle, just a long as the emergency happens to take place somewhere along the beamway. Notice the rooftops of a number of flivvers, which were also visible in this photo.


Chiana_Chat said...

"aaand her hair's the color of yeller

speeding pat of butter! :D

Gorillas read blogs said...

Let's not forget that bananas are yellow too.

Good colour for bananas, good colour for monorails.

Thufer said...

I see me some parking lot!

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

My eyes wandered right to the parking lot too!

"a number of flivvers" What the heck is a flivver? Are you hitting Yellow egg-nog again!

Katella Gate said...

Yes, it was Flivver Fortnight at Disneyland... But I will bet dollars to doughnuts that they didn't have a 1928 Porter.

As for the old yeller monorail, let's hope it met a happier ending than old Yeller the dog.. cuz wunce them moner-rails catch them the hydra-fobie, 'taint nothin' can be dun fer 'um.

Katella turns his head, squints and spits chaw.

Chiana_Chat said...

Vintage - a "filvver" is an archaic term for cars up to the early '30s. About the only time I hear it nowadays is when I play Gershwin's song Fascinating Rhythm (lyric says, "shake like a flivver" as in how the antique autos often ran really rough and being tinny things, they'd shake). About the only time I've read it is here at this blog hehe... I get a kick out of the word. Flivver! :)

Major - good thing you installed a cuspidor in here!

Nancy said...

oh so pretty.... :)