get_results($sql); if (count($rs)<1) // not yet added { $sql="insert into island_like (user_id, post_id, date_added) values (\"".mysql_real_escape_string($uid)."\", \"".mysql_real_escape_string(get_the_ID())."\", NOW());"; $rs = $wpdb->get_results($sql); } } elseif (!empty($_REQUEST['remove_like']) && !empty( $uid)) { // unset here $sql="delete from island_like where user_id=\"".mysql_real_escape_string($uid)."\" and post_id=\"".mysql_real_escape_string(get_the_ID())."\";"; $rs = $wpdb->get_results($sql); } /* $sql="select U.display_name, U.user_nicename, as uid, if(\"".mysql_real_escape_string($uid)."\",1,0) as is_current, if (, 1,0) as is_allee ". "from island_like as L, wp_users as U ". "where L.post_id=\"".mysql_real_escape_string(get_the_ID())."\" ". "and U.ID=L.user_id ". "order by is_current DESC, is_allee DESC, date_added DESC;"; $jealous_rs = $wpdb->get_results($sql); $user_is_jealous=0; if (count($jealous_rs)>0) { if ($jealous_rs[0]->uid==$uid) { $user_is_jealous=1; } }*/ ?>

Fruit or Fowl?

Submitted by Douglas Wood March 18th, 2010
slug=='certifikitsch-winners') { $is_award=1; } if ($cat->slug=='classique-d-camembert-winners') { $is_gold_award=1; } if ($cat->slug=='love-is-in-the-hair-award-winners') { $is_hair=1; } } // true added because this table will now always exist - jealous button if ($is_award || $is_gold_award || $is_hair || true) { $admin_email_pop_coa=$admin_email_pop_cdc=$admin_email_pop_liith=""; if ( current_user_can('level_10') ) { $now=gmdate("Y-m-d H:i:s"); $key=sha1("A".$now."B"); $the_title=single_post_title("", false); ?> Send Certifikitsch Confirmation Email to: ".get_the_author_meta('display_name').""; $admin_email_pop_cdc="
Send Classique d' Camembert Confirmation Email to: ".get_the_author_meta('display_name').""; $admin_email_pop_liith="
Send Love Is In The Hair Confirmation Email to: ".get_the_author_meta('display_name').""; } echo "
"; if ($is_award) { echo ''; echo 'Certifikitsch Winner'.$admin_email_pop_coa; } if ($is_gold_award) { echo ''; echo 'Classique d Camembert'.$admin_email_pop_cdc; } if ($is_hair) { echo ''; echo 'Love Is In The Hair'.$admin_email_pop_liith; } /* if (empty($uid)) { $str="Click if you\\'re Jealous!
(You must be logged in to be Jealous.)"; } elseif ($user_is_jealous) { $str="You are Jealous of this Kitsch!"; } else { $str="Click if you\\'re Jealous!"; } if (empty($uid)) { echo 'Jealous'; } elseif ($user_is_jealous) { echo 'Jealous'; } else { echo 'Jealous'; } if (count($jealous_rs)>0) { echo "(".count($jealous_rs).")"; } */ echo "
\n\n"; } ?>

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a piece of fruit! It’s a bank! It’s all three! This plastic 1/2 Orange, 1/2 Bird character (cleverly named “Orange Bird”) was the corporate mascot for the Florida Citrus Commission. It (not sure if it’s a boy or a girl) appeared at the Sunshine Tree Terrace concession stand at Disney World beginning in 1971 as well as in commercials, print ads, souvenir shops etc.

Despite appearing in commercials and on a record with notorious homophobic Florida Citrus Commission spokeswoman Anita Bryant, the androgynous aviary citrusoid managed to emerge unscathed from a huge controversy in 1977. When Bryant began campaigning against anti-gay discrimination legislation, she was soon dumped by the FCC but the more sexually enlightened Orange Bird was not.

3 Responses to “Fruit or Fowl?”

  1. Allee Willis

    An excellent sign of Kitsch is something that tries to be all things to all people. Being a toy, a bank, a fruit, someone who hates fruits (Anita Bryant) and a 45 as well as one of those overstuffed figures that walks around places like Disneyland has not disappointed.

    I love the look of this thing, the font on the bank and everything about it ( except for Anita Bryant). Excellent selection of photos as well!!

  2. denny

    Doug….you beat me to it! I too have the “Orange Bird” lp and wasn’t sure about posting it because of Anita Bryant. She makes me want to spit tacks. Such a shame because I think Anita Bryant actually had a wonderful voice. I found my lp at Amoeba Records on Sunset.

  3. Douglas Wood

    Actually, I don’t have the record, just the plastic bank. I found a photo of the record on a website, so feel free to post it yourself if you’d like. Yes, I agree Anita Bryant is heinous, but her connection to the Orange Bird somehow increases its kitsch value for me.