Pancakes #4: Come Right In!

In pancake posts of the past we've dwelt on the action taking place literally seconds before pancake making.  Today, we're looking at the first step in the process - the grand entry.  What's beautiful about these photos (besides the killer styles and decor) is that you can literally tell that pancakes are on the menu - and the people have just entered the room!  I mean, these people have barely introduced themselves and it's already painfully obvious that pancakes will be made.  Dirty, sweaty, filthy pancakes.

Looks like pancakes are the house special at this 'gyner diner.  Hold the sausage, these gals are vagitarians.

Heh-heh.  You see what I did there? I made a tasteless pun..... I'll see myself out.

"Knock, knock"
"Who's there?"

No comment on this one.  I'll leave some of these blank for your pancake related comments.

Sadly, this is the last known photograph of Alexander Dupré.  His whereabouts remain a mystery, and the only clue was an enigmatic note to his secretary: "Stepped out for some pancakes."

He's looking at the gal in red and thinking "pancakes", but the gal in red is looking at the gal in black and thinking "pancakes" - who's returning the look. I think it's safe to assume our guy will end up a spectator to any pancake making going on this this evening.

"Ladies and gentlemen, this is Tereza.  I ordered her from the Czech Republic.  She will be providing us with  "palačinka" this evening.... that's "pancakes" to you and me.


To illustrate my point that pancakes can be detected from a simple photograph, I present to you the example above and picture (#11) below.  Both involve introductions and a young lady in a miniskirt having her jacket removed. So similar.... yet, it is plain to see that pancakes are about to commence in (#10); however (#11), taken from an old yearbook, does not trigger my pancake radar. Any theories?

For search engine optimization they tell you to repeat key words over and over to lure people in.  Given that principle, these pancake posts will most certainly attract innocent people in search of a good pancake recipe....only to be hit with vintage sleaze.  And I want this to be the first picture they see.


  1. Magic KennyJuly 13, 2012

    Holy smokes - is that dude in #9 wearing DITTOS?! What - did he raid his sister's closet before getting the batter, eggs and water?

  2. AnonymousJuly 13, 2012

    #18, Mullet straight from The Pancake House. She knows it, but does the do anything about it? Noooooooo!

  3. Blue shirt in #10 looks EXACTLY like me in the '70s. He's even thinking the same thought I would have: "Mmmmm. Nice. I can dream, but I know I'm going to end up being the Designated Driver."

    However, I don't recognize any of the other people in the picture, so it's not actually me. (Unless I somehow got lucky, got drunk, and didn't remember the rest!)

  4. AnonymousJuly 13, 2012

    #13 is very appropriate for a Friday the 13th post. The woman, looking over the just entering the room guest, seems to be thinking to herself, "You've outdone yourself this time Wilson, she'll do quite nicely indeed. Now for the chloroform."
    In photo #15 I bet that guest wishes the lady would get out of the way so he can hand the flowers to his date and the pancake fixin' can get under way.
    Meanwhile, it appears from the final photo that there will be some old-fashion discipline handed out before the pancakes are served.

  5. AnonymousJuly 13, 2012

    #6...that's "palačinky"...

    ...rhymes with "kinky...

  6. AnonymousJuly 13, 2012

    with all the cool vintage pics you have, you should start a "Pancakes" website.

  7. You're theory isn't working yet. When I type pancakes into Google image search, all I get is pancakes, the type you serve with butter and syrup. Keep trying.

  8. Picture #11 and the lack of any pancake-radar trigger... First, there's something about this picture that makes me think he's helping her put the coat on, rather than taking it off.

    Then there's the girl's posture and her body language - it says the idea of pancakes is just not occuring to her, the thought hasn't entered her mind. Her face is saying "Goodnight, and thank you for a lovely evening. I had fun at the dance". He, on the other hand, looks like he'd like some pancakes - but he's never had them before, has no idea how to make them, and now it's too late to try.

  9. AnonymousJuly 14, 2012

    I just googled pancake images and also, just good old pancakes. Now if you google "string" watch what comes up. I know this becaues I am a teacher and the kids did this at school to my horror!

  10. Paul DucaJuly 14, 2012

    My theory on #11...pancakes do not go with a yellow PVC handbag in the shape of a giant die (singular).

  11. AnonymousJuly 16, 2012

    I think #5 is showing a little something off.... a very little something.

    1. Yeesh. I hadn't noticed the nip slip. Hopefully no one will be too outraged by a blurry areola and flag it.