The prompt “dirty/clean” made me think of household cleaners, which you might remember I talked about in January 2018 as part of Just Jot It January. Maybe household cleaners are foremost on my mind because I’ve been sort of binge-watching episodes of the 1973 reboot of The Match Game.
Probably because daytime shows had so many commercials, I looked forward to them as much as the shows themselves. As I said back a year and a half ago, I would actually be interested in why some households preferred Tide, others preferred Cheer, and still others preferred Fab for doing their laundry, or why some people preferred Crest over Colgate for brushing their teeth, and whether people ate Figurines because they tasted good, because they wanted to lose weight, or because they liked the commercials with the lady singing “Figurines, crunch crunch crunch crunch crunch!” (I know that was the way I would want to eat them. The woman singing the jingle was quite attractive.)
When I was a kid, my life’s ambition was to write commercials. Somehow I forgot all about that when I went to college. The thing was, all the big ad agencies were based in Chicago. I could have foregone college (yeah, like my mother would have stood for that) and tried to get a job with one of them. Really, any old job would have done, even delivering the mail or moving spotlights and props around. Get my foot in the door.
Ah, there I go second-guessing myself again.
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This king isn’t quite as creepy as the one they have now. Wonder who thought that was a good idea…