Let's Blow this Popsicle Stand --How any image can be interpreted with pix from Joyce Schwarz THE VISION BOARD author
How can you get the right image for your vision board? Well, we're coming up on father's day and this is the first one without my dad. So I decided to take one of his favorite phrases (considering it's Friday and very appropriate) and look at the phrase " LET'S BLOW THIS POPSICLE STAND -- which generally meant we were about to go out and get icecream or go to the movies or something fun! Not dissimilar to OUTTA HERE now!
Look at the pix I found quickly on Google images:
Boy was I ever surprised when I looked up the origin or as they call the entymology of that phrase LET"S BLOW THIS POPSICLE STAND -- hopefully it will give you a chuckle and realize that there are a thousand images you can use to support your vision and hopefully your vision is a lot more positive than the derivation of this phrase! ENJOY
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Legend has it that this term was first coined in the 1940's by a Jamaican named Antoine Cleo. Antoine Cleo believed that filling the area of a popsicle with deadly radiation, could be used against certain countries as biological warfare. He believed that the radiation had certain brainwashing chemicles inside of it and that placing the popsicles at stands at random areas could allow more people to buy the popsicles, thus was his plan for world domination.
However, his plans were soon foiled when a strange cult called the Kindred Spirits (The Cult leader was Later identified as a man named Dushka Deshvky) blew up all the popsicle stands in America, including killing the perpetrator, Antoine Cleo.
"Lets blow this popsicle stand" was then started as an inside joke between 4 teenagers, then it spread throughout the United States, the phrase from then on meant, "Lets get out of here fast, before something bad happends to us."
Now maybe after hearing this, we can walk away a little wiser about what this phrase means.
Source: Evil minds of the 1900's.
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