Brainstorming about history, politics, literature, religion, and other topics from a 'gypsy' scholar on a wagon hitched to a star.
Friday, December 09, 2016
Thursday, December 08, 2016
And I can still recall . . .
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
And we'll never forget Winfield's . . .
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
And don't forget L&M . . .
. . . which - if I recall - stand for Low Morals. Like with those two in the ad above - Marlboro Man in his younger, wilder days lighting the fire of a lady in red (as though we wouldn't know what that means)! The two practically state it outright! She says "Low." He says "More." Pidgen English for "Low Morals"!
Labels: Toilet Humor
Monday, December 05, 2016
And let's not forget Prince Albert roll your owns . . .
I recall that my maternal grandpa rolled his own Prince Alberts for a time when I was young, and someone who knew that called our number and asked me:
"Does your grandfather have Prince Albert in a can?"I hung up the phone and ignored the ringing that immediately followed, and the phone rang and rang and rang and rang and rang and rang . . .
"Better let him out ha-ha-ha!"
"Who, me?" I asked, not catching the joke and puzzled at the laughter.
The caller turned serious. "Yeah, you or your grandfather."
"I'd better ask Grandpa. He probably wouldn't want me to empty his tobacco without permission."
Long silence. Then: "Not tobacco. Prince Albert!"
"Prince Albert is tobacco."
"No, I mean the real Prince Albert! The man!"
"Idiot" I said. "You can't put a man into a can that small!"
Sunday, December 04, 2016
And don't forget the Marlborro men . . .
Saturday, December 03, 2016
"You can take Salem out of the country, but . . .
. . . you can't take the country out of Salem!"
Whether in the country or out of it, Salem refreshes your taste . . . if I might splice together two Salem ads.
Here's the country jingle.
I recall the "out of the country" ad especially well because my hometown of Salem, Arkansas had a great basketball team around that time, so when we went to the state tournament, some of our opponent's fans sang that song against us.
And has anyone else noticed that the ad's jingle pauses after "but" - as though the line were: "You can take Salem out of the country butt . . ."
Labels: Country Music
Friday, December 02, 2016
And the 'honesty' of Lucky Strikes . . .
Thursday, December 01, 2016
And people who'd walk a mile . . .
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
And then there was Winston . . .
. . . trying to sound tough, as if it were defying grammatical norms with: "Winston tastes good like a cigarette should."
Some people argued against "like" and for "as" - the former supposedly being ungrammatical, the latter correct: "Winston tastes good as a cigarette should.".
The answering retort became: "What do you want, good grammar or good taste?"
As if one had to choose . . .