Blogs Are Stupid

Doesn't anyone believe in Dear Diary anymore? What happened to the joy of putting actual pen to paper? And why does every ordinary Jane and John think they can write well enough to burden the world with their scribblings? It’s a mystery that badly needs solving. My first entry contains my thoughts about blogging and will set your expectations. The rest will probably be stream of consciousness garbage, much like you’ll find on any other blog. Perhaps we will both come away enlightened.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Answers

Alright folks. I know my quiz was lame, lame, lame.

My readership lately reflects the quality of my content and my delinquency in commenting elsewhere. I'm sorry folks, I really am. I have been a bad blog citizen, I know. I promise after this Allstar crapola is over with, my content and my commenting will improve.

Bear with me 'til then??

Anyway...here are the answers to my quiz. Let me tell you...this really took me back. I am a nostalgia addict anyway, but delving into the commercial past really made me wistful for my childhood.

That sort of makes me wonder about the amount of time I spent in front of the television, but as I remember it, my folks were fairly militant about t.v. time. I recollect that we spent a vast majority of our days outside.

That just demonstrates what a huge impact media has on us. Thirty years later, I can recall commercials that I saw, even for products that I didn't use or care about, such as Calgon water sofetner. I can hear that lady perfectly in my head..."My husband..some hotshot..."

Marketing and rampant commericialism is one of my biggest pet peeves, but that's another post for another day.

Every generation laments the "simpler times" that are past, but really, I think, our generation takes the cake for the complexity of living. Although, I suppose there are ways in which our lives are immeasurably easier.

Hell, I practically did cartwheels when gas stations started offering pay at the pump. There are parents now who never had to schlep a sleeping infant in to pay for gas, and that, I dare say, can only be seen as an improvement upon life matters.

It was fun for me to go back in time for a little while. I hope you enjoyed it just a little. If you have some time to kill, go look some of these up on YouTube. It's a hoot.

1. Dr. Pepper
2. Enjoli
3. Calgon
4. FAberge Organic Shampoo
5. Indian pollution commerical
6. Certs
7. Hi Karate
8. Alka Seltzer
9. Chuck Wagon
10. Kentucky Fried Chicken
11. Burger King
12. Salem Cigarettes
13. Pepsi
14. Midol
15. Ultra Brite Toothpaste
16. Folger's Coffee
17. Life cereal
18. Jordache jeans
19. Whammo wheelie bar
20. Bounty
21. Palmolive
22. Fisher Price toys
23. Paul Mason wine
24. Lite Brite
25. Shasta
26. Tame Cream Rinse
27. Adorn Soft Hold Hairspray
28. JC Penney Battery
29. Weebles
30. Miller Beer

12 Comments:

  • At 10:16 AM, Blogger Amy Y said…

    Oh wow ~ I haven't heard of some of those... I have always been bad about watching commercials though.

     
  • At 10:43 AM, Blogger slouching mom said…

    I haven't been able to comment around the sphere nearly as much as I used to, and consequently there are far fewer comments on my posts than there were...

    I guess I didn't realize that the relationship between receiving and leaving comments was quite so ... direct.

    Funny.

     
  • At 10:54 AM, Blogger the only daughter said…

    I would have gotten 5 correct. A few of the product names I don't recognize, but most I do and now that I know the names some of the commercials filter through.

    Thanks for the answers.

     
  • At 11:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You know, why don't they make creme rinses anymore? Everything is deep conditioner or something. I liked your quiz. Showed my age, though!

     
  • At 12:46 PM, Blogger flutter said…

    I loved your quiz

     
  • At 3:15 PM, Blogger Shelley said…

    Wow, I missed a lot I thought that I knew. Maybe that's a good thing. :)

     
  • At 8:25 PM, Blogger TraceyTreasure said…

    Your content is always wonderful! I think your readership is down because of Summer.
    Your quiz was great!
    Hugs!

     
  • At 5:35 PM, Blogger womaninawindow said…

    We never even had cable tv until I as about 11 or 12. Before that it was fuzzy channels and coaxing those to come in by holding our hands out and putting one finger in the dial hole that had fallen off. that's my excuse for not knowing much 'round here...

     
  • At 9:48 PM, Blogger Jozet at Halushki said…

    I've been a commenting dead beat lately.

    These dang kids are getting in the way of my Internet schmoozing! ;-)

     
  • At 10:59 PM, Blogger The Mighty Beluga said…

    i guess i'm living in the "good ole' days" of my future...there doesn't seem to be very much to remember. i blame janet jackson; everything pales in comparison

     
  • At 6:38 AM, Blogger Mom101 said…

    Okay so I knew every one. But then, I'm one of those evil commercial people.

    You don't have to apologize for lack of commenting. Sometimes life takes precedence. (And I say this in part because my own commenting has been appalling lately.)

     
  • At 8:54 PM, Blogger the new girl said…

    OMG. I can't believe that I knew/remembered all of those.

    Are we old?

    Are we?

     

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