Hat Trick

… and now, as my lovely assistant Trixie VaVoom shimmies into the Chapeau of Wonders, I repeat the mystic incantation taught to me by the Sultan Ali Ben-Gazarra: Omnibus linoleum nabisco… Hey, wake up! This floored ’em in Reno!



  1. 1. Trixie VaVoom
    2. Chapeau of Wonders
    3. Sultan Ali Ben-Gazzara
    4. Omnibus linoleum nabisco!!

    Sounds like NTMTOM, baby. :P

  2. Fird Birfle says:

    I think that Mike is likely to be familiar with the delightful oeuvre of
    Senor Ernie Kovacs …..

  3. emmberrann says:

    Fird, were you a member of the EEFMS? For those who remember, this is an Ernie Kovacs thing. And EK would have loved this.

  4. These guys are!

  5. Fird Birfle says:

    emberran: I was not, nor have I ever (knowingly) been a member of the EEFMS, much to my dismay and sh@me. You?

    For Others who might not yet know these eccentricities, here is a bit of an informational thinggie (not on thet EEFMS specifically, but re. Senor Kovacs’ oeuvre):


  6. Also PDQ Bach

  7. phred's mom says:

    When Ernie was on TV in Philadelphia, way back when,
    I used to watch him. Lurved him!!!!! *whisper* I was in
    junior high. Don’t tell anybody! Shhhhhh……………….

  8. Fird Birfle says:

    My own similar nondiscretion was watching M.Python’s Flying Circus
    (the nightly program, at that time aired — I believe — on local pbs. This was *whisper* before cable tv existed!!!!

    (I was supposed to have been asleep two hours prior ….)

  9. Such Classic NTMTOM. LOL.

  10. Hey! What about the lovely Nani Darnell??

  11. I would totally hire Puppies in a Hat for my party, and I’m turning 34 this year!

  12. Oh, you need to hear about the Spit-Bath King. :D

  13. no puppehs in my hats :(
    I want a magician puppeh! lookit those ear flaps!

    p.s. linoleum? floored?! HAH! Good one, ntmtom

  14. *snort*

  15. Fird Birfle says:

    I have flappy ears!!! Do they count, for anything???

  16. They keep you from sinking completely into that hat. :P

  17. TMI! :)

  18. Firdie…are they nommable flappy ears???! I WANT THE PUPPEHS!!!!

  19. Fird Birfle says:

    *shy* I dunno, Emmylee!!!!

    ceejoe: BWA HA HAAAAAA (devil face, which I dunno how to make)

  20. Are those Saint Bernard pups? They’re just lovely, and of course NOMTOM’s caption cost me another keyboard.

  21. stbernardmom says:

    There is nothing like a St Bernard puppy, and believe me, you can’t own just one!!!

  22. That’s some impressive prestidigi-tail-tion!

  23. :-D


  25. Credo in, at most, unum deum
    Caveat nabisco mausoleum

  26. Coitus interruptus bonus meum;
    Kimo sabe watchum what you sayum;
    Lord, have mercy on my soul so low :D

  27. Cute animals, awesome virtual snacks, and classical music geekery – did I mention I love this site? :D

  28. Hansel and Gretel and Ted and Alice, S. 2n-1. :D

  29. Mary (the first) says:

    Looks like puppeh on the left is saying “rise!” and commanding the apparition out of the hat (to be discarded into a lump, like puppeh on the right.)

  30. LOVE this.

  31. What kinda puppies are these???
    I want one! or 2–or3

  32. Sim sim salabim! Bring those puppeh to me! … nothing….

    Dammit! It always worked for Hadji, I guess you can’t learn magic from cartoon characters of the 60’s.

  33. Ah, but you can learn it from Magicians of the 60’s (and their assistants).


  34. I think these are Cavalier King Charles spaniels, like my girl looked 13 years ago.

  35. Personally, I always thought “Meka-leka-hi-meka-hi-nee-ho” were the awesomest magic words.


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