Happy Friday to you all, and a happy coming of age day to my glorious 18 year Mecca career! Yes, kids who were born on the same day I started keeping the local store shelves full can now legally buy their first $8 pack of cigarettes. But forget about that, because the only nasty habit I’m going to indulge in today is another hit off the unfiltered suggestions that you have deposited in my inbox for this week’s Prompt the Squirrel Friday! Those same cool kids who peer pressured you into a lifetime of nicotine and tar are also the ones who’ve participated in PTS2 this year, and their input has been greatly appreciated. If you’re still hanging with the burnouts in the back of the class etching anarchy symbols on your desk instead of taking this opportunity of a lifetime to inspire your very own post on The Nest…. well, it’s time to tune off, turn out and drop back in and use this contact form to join all of the mature kids who are doing the adult thing.
This week’s prompt comes to us from WordPress’ favorite weimaraner Easy Rider and his staff whose adventures and misadventures in life have kept me entertained for about 87 years. The post idea they suggested will now appear before your eyes….. VIOLA!
how about commercials…. best with your sisters, that was like being a kid too for a moment :o)
For those of you who weren’t with me two years ago, Easy is referring to the completely amateur parody commercials me and my younger sisters staged and filmed in our yard over 20 years ago which I shared here. Of course, I love classic TV advertisements and have a long series of posts in which I simultaneously mock and salute the message they sent to those of us who didn’t need to use the bathroom every ten minutes in primetime. Commercials take place in an ideal fantasy world where your product always works, your competitor’s alternative is invariably a piece of shit, and absolutely nothing makes sense….. ever!
The bulky camcorder that I used to film those parody ads way back in the 90’s was the last time I ever had a piece of video recording equipment in my paws… so I won’t be making a live action commercial for this post. And that’s good, because the only two actors I have available to me now are really bad at taking direction and frequently walk off the set to take a nap in their trailers…
But drawing bad critters in MS Paint and Photoshop can solve most of the problems facing our world today, and I’ll be turning to my magic mouse to produce an original commercial for the entertainment of my highbrow readers. It just so happens that the air freshener section I stock at Mecca got a new product in last year that seemed tailor made for one of my characters and I’ve long thought about creating a mock ad to post here for it.
Not only did Glade’s decision to name this scent “Blue Odyssey” constantly call to mind my no-nonsense black and white kitty, but the color on the cap is almost a perfect match for her dark blue hair (Even if the camera flash makes the cap look a lighter shade, trust me, it’s much deeper blue than that). So I approached Odyssey about giving the air care spray that bears her name a plug, and she was very enthusiastic about it…
Hmmmm… I wonder if there’s any way we can convince her of the public service she’d be doing for my blog in accepting this spokescritter gig….?
That’s the can-do attitude we like to see, Ody Baby. Now, if you’d please be so kind as to demonstrate to the viewing audience at home some of the many practical uses for Glade® Blue Odyssey ™ fragrance spray…
Amazing! What else can Glade Blue Odyssey do?
That’s some powerful stuff! What about outside the home?
Is that all?
OK, it sounds like Glade Blue Odyssey is extremely versatile! But is it actually safe to use?
I don’t know about you, but I’m totally sold on Glade Blue Odyssey air freshener spray! From our critters to yours, you can take our word on it!
Well, that will hopefully keep the lawyers out of our stash of acorns. Thank you Easy for allowing me to have a little fun writing silly ads again, and please return next Friday for another persuasive prompt that has been approved by our sponsors…