A real surprise today — I happened to stumble across two characters from my childhood.With the office move happening today, I ended up working from my cubicle at Appliance Park. Lunch places are pretty scarce around that facility so I headed to Jefferson Mall for my repast. I was just walking through when one of the kiddie rides caught my eye — there was Bill and Ben, the Flowerpot Men! I’m not aware the Bill and Ben is even shown here in the States, so seeing them here was a real surprise. For Aussies looking for a nostalgia kick, or for my American friends who’d like to see what passed for children’s programming in the late 60’s, here are a couple of Bill and Ben clips I found on YouTube. (Interesting bit of trivia I just read — evidently the same guy who did the voices for Bill and Ben also did the voice of the Daleks on Dr Who!). So first is a short clip of Bill and Ben dancing — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOv2cUv4gcU. And for part an episode of the show (including the “Watch with Mother” opening title), see here — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcF9JSxkUSE. Enjoy!