Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Misty Water Colored Memories

“I’m Phil Rizzuto for the Money Store” is one of those catchphrases that will stick with me until I die. It is right there with “Weebles wobble, but they don’t fall down,” “don’t squeeze the Charmin,” and “let Lionel Playworld turn that frown upside-down.” I really never knew Phil Rizzuto was famous for anything else until today when, tragically I learned he had passed away at age 89. Turns out he was more famous as a Yankee’s shortstop and sports announcer than as a loan specialist spokesman. Whodathunkit?

Today’s post is half morbid and half nostalgic: first the morbid part. With Merv Griffin passing away yesterday and Phil Rizzuto today, who do you think will be the next famous death? I am not hoping for another famous death, but these things do always happen in threes. Personally, I have yet to recover from the “one-two” punch that was Sammy Davis, Jr and Jim Henson going hours apart. If I were a betting man, I would place my money on LiLo. For some reason reading “Lindsey Lohan found dead” would not shock me even a little. Again, I am not hoping she is next, but that would be my bet if she is not dead already. It has been four days since I saw her name in the press so maybe she was the first to go.

Spoke too soon- She is back in the news and therefore alive. Damn...

Now the nostalgic- What slogans stand out in your mind from childhood? It will probably be a toy or food of some description, but which product’s slogan has become placed deeply in your fondest memories?

“Just one Calorie”
“Once you start you can’t stop”
“AAmco- double A (honk honk) M-C-O”
“Two all beef patties special sauce lettuce cheese pickles onions on a sesame bun (BIG MAC)
“We’ll leave a light on for you”

Any of those make you feel old or am I alone and babbling once again?

RIP Phil.


Scary Monster said...

"Gotta make the donuts"

"It takes a lickin and keeps on tickin"

Me wouldn't have known about the passing of the Money Store man iffin it weren't for bloggers. This be an unusual way to keep up with the news.


Kanrei said...

It is a better way in some ways. We give you the story, no spin, with a human touch =D

How is the vaca going?

joanie78 said...

N E S T L E S Nesltles makes the very best...........CHOCOLATE
Brusha Brusha Brusha, with the new Ipana. I guess I am old.

Serena Joy said...

"Double your pleasure, double your fun." (Doublemint gum)

"Good to the very last drop." (Maxwell House coffee)

"It's Slinky, it's Slinky, it's fun for a girl and a boy."

"It's Shake 'n Bake -- and I helped!"

Camille Alexa said...

For me it's the opening credit songs for Barney Miller and Mash, with maybe a little Six-Million-Dollar Man thrown in and few strains of Star Trek.

Kanrei said...

I cannot believe we forgot "plop-plop /fizz-fizz"