Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Prickly Pears


Harry B. Sanderford

Early forays into the developement of the two piece swimsuit resulted in a series of near misses. One such example, the Bicacti, showed early promise before fading into also ran status and fashion obscurity in the shadow of the still wildly popular Bikini. Tall and tan and young and lovely, the girl from Ipanema's itsy bitsy, teeny weeny, yellow polka dot bikini pretty much preempted all prior predilections for this prickly predecessor. The Bicacti was perhaps ahead of it's time as it would be the mid-nineteen eighties before women ever willingly embraced the idea of spiked clothing. The Bicacti's designer Jose Cuervo, having failed in his fashion endeavor but still stuck with 8,000,000 tons of cactus came out ok though, going on to invent a wildly popular tonic that ironically has proven itself to have tremendous Bikini removal properties.
Bolstered by this success Jose is rumored to be back in the laboratory and working on a new watermelon based version aimed at the more amply endowed
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Today is the the Bikini's 65th Birthday!

http://thelook.today.com/_news/2011/07/05/7019009-happy-birthday-bikini-at-65-youre-still-hot

11 comments:

Sugar said...

If bikinis are named after Bikini atoll in the Northern Pacific, I don't see why this wouldn't be a feature on the cover of Blue Agave Weekly. It's practically prickly perfection!!

Cathy Webster (Olliffe) said...

You and me, both with boobs on the brain... sigh.
Those things on her chest look remarkably like what I got going on.
I've just decided - when I'm as old as the bikini, I'm gonna wear one. AND I might even post a picture wearing it.
*cue evil laugh*

Laurita said...

Bikini removal properties. Hahahaha! Oh Harry, you are a hoot.

Mike Handley said...

Howl ...

John Wiswell said...

Here's to the bikini! Without you, so many fake Facebook accounts would have less impressive avatars. Funny one, Harry.

Stephen said...

Bicacti -- ha, ha, ha. Also liked your bikini-removing tonic.

The woman in the picture managed to keep it together for the shot, but I bet she shouted "Uh, yah, bandit!" straight after, as we'd say in (some parts of) Scotland.

May have been wearing the bicacti thong...

St.

Steve Green said...

It may not look too comfy, but I bet it keeps those oportunistic gropers at bay. :)

Kevin Michaels said...

And here's to Jose Cuervo - a genius with those 80,000 tons of cactus.

Good fun!

Stephen said...

Where can I find one of those for my daughter?! That thing looks like it would keep most of the dirtbags away from her. A wicked-funny story, Harry.

Craig Smith said...

Hilarious! You have a real knack for this.

BTW that is one very brave girl. Wonder how much they paid her...

Jodi MacArthur said...

itsy bitsy teenie weenie cactalini