Annette Funicello died on Monday from complications due to Multiple Sclerosis, a disease she battled for more than 25 years. Rest in peace on the beach of our dreams. That was a typo. I meant your dreams.

Legendary Mouseketeer Funicello, star of ''How to Stuff a Wild Bikini",  was the woman responsible for the historic Slumberland Passion Tsunami of 1965  that drowned millions of male adolescents in their sleep. A tragedy of such a scale did not recur until Joey Heatherton performed the “Mashed Potato” on  the Dean Martin Show.