This is Crosley’s little whatchamacallit card that not only identifies him as a member of Night Buddies Amalgamated, but works just the same as money. Since the Night Buddies’ mission is to “help out” situations in the borough, people everywhere give them free goods and services when they’re out on a Program and show the gimcrack.
In Night Buddies, Impostors and One Far-Out Flying Machine, we discover that true I-D gimcracks have a security app in case they are suspected of being counterfeit. Squeeze a real gimcrack twice on the logo and it starts blasting out a goofy song like the one below. And if counterfeiters should copy the I-D, the song can be changed and all the generous night folks notified.
Short fat Minnie down in New Orleans
Shakin’ and rockin’ in her red blue jeans
She rocked so long around the floor
That short fat Minnie wasn’t fat no more
Skinny Minne, woo-woo-woo
Skinny Minnie, woo-woo-woo!
Let’s say you had an I-D gimcrack of your own, where would you use it? What would you use it for? Ice cream cones? A ride on a ferris wheel? A subway token? Let us know by replying to this post. We want to hear from you!