Push Button

Fenster writes:

The 50s were a great time for push button.



Auto transmissions.


A host of kitchen appliances.

‘n Caledonian Mahogany’s Elbows and green things in general . . .

But it’s not over.  The most recent Atlantic Monthly featured an ad for the Rabbit Push Button Electric Cocktail Mixer.

No more fretting over shaking or stirring.  Just push that newfangled button.


Do you suppose this thing will look silly in a few years?  Do you find it silly now? Or does the resurgence in cocktails require new technical approaches?

About Fenster

Gainfully employed for thirty years, including as one of those high paid college administrators faculty complain about. Earned Ph.D. late in life and converted to the faculty side. Those damn administrators are ruining everything.
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6 Responses to Push Button

  1. Epiminondas says:

    The idea of my wife waltzing through the kitchen with a golf club is certainly silly.


  2. Maule Driver says:

    I actually used an electric cocktail shaker over Thanksgiving. It is silly in the extreme. Especially after actually trying to give it a fail trial. Even that was a silly notion. A minimally functional pet rock.


  3. My first car was a Corvair with a push-button automatic transmission. My wife, who did a lot of horseback riding as a girl, tells me that a sweet-natured horse who knows to do what’s expected of him is called a “push-button horse.”

    I miss the push-button era.


  4. But, in any case, cocktails need to be stirred or shaken, not whirred.


  5. Toddy Cat says:

    “I miss the push-button era”

    Me too…


  6. Toddy Cat says:

    By the way, Happy New Year to all my friends at UR. Whirr one for me, Paleo Retiree, the way we did back on the New Frontier…


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