In Miss Ginger's last post she referred to the Olsen twins as "looking like sleestacks", and at least one faithful reader was lost in her youth.
Sleestacks were the monsters on a (really bad) live action Saturday Morning children's show called "Land of the Lost." It was a stupid schtick with an obnoxious family lost in the past, and everytime they would find a way to escape, the sleestacks would show up and ruin it for them. As gross as the sleestacks were, even as a child I kinda found myself rooting for them because the family was so smarmy and disgusting in a 1974 kind of way. The 'stacks made this horrible, whistling wet breathing kind of noise that can most accurately be duplicated, if you care to do so, by parting your lips and sucking saliva back through your teeth. That sound horrified me a child and it horrifies me today. Kinda like the Olsen twins. And there was never one sleestack; they traveled in packs. And just when the family was about to make their escape back to whatever was their appropriate era, the horrified kids would squeal "the sleestacks!" Kind of like Miss Ginger does when she sees Mary Kate and Alice on E! Entertainment television.
Any way, you can see the resemblance between the 2 sets of creatures in the side-by-side above.
1. Both creatures have ridiculously huge, black-ringed eyes that never seem to blink or close.
2.Both creatures have enormous mouths with frozen expressions on faces that seem to remain motionless.
3.Both creatures have 2 sets of holes in the middle of their face where a human's nose would be.
I think the resemblance is uncanny!