Elave commercial

Today’s Quote: “Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes.” — Henry David Thoreau “Walden”

I recently happened upon a video link for Elave, an Irish cosmetics company that features full frontal nudity (male and female). This commercial was produced by a British company and actually aired in Britain getting an overwhelmingly favorable response. This video, while tastefully done without any sexual content whatsoever, is not office friendly. YouTube removed it for being “inappropriate.” Suffice to say that this commercial would not have been conceived, much less aired, in the Prudish States of Amerika.

Canldes_Rain_MelanieSong: Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)
Artist: Melanie Safka
Album: Candles in the Rain
Year: 1970



Today’s Quote: “Better to misplace cat5 than to misplace 5 cats.” — unknown

Friday’s entry was postdated so it may not show up on your Friends page. I had forgotten to post it then and finally did it today.

Funny Nudist Levis Commercial

La Grange by ZZ Top, Tres Hombres (1973)
I definitely recall this song when I was at Goodfellow AFB in San Angelo, Texas. I also recall hearing that Miss Edna’s Boarding house (aka The Chicken Ranch) was shut down shortly afterwards. A fine Texas institution snuffed by an overzealous, self-proclaimed representative of the hoi polloi. According to the Songfacts article there’s supposed to be a similarity between the song and John Lee Hooker’s Boogie Chillen. I’ll have to listen to them back to back.

Taking The Scenic Route

The Guess Who – No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature

Today’s Quote: “Traditionally, most of Australia ‘s imports come from overseas.” — Keppel Enderbery

Because of numerous accidents on 75 this morning, I chose to take the scenic route (675) to work. I either got off on the wrong exit or took the right exit and got in the wrong lane but I ended up taking Far Hills into Kettering. Once I got to Stroop, I cut over to Dixie/Central and found my way into West Carrollton. My day pretty much went downhill from there. So here’s a couple of things that provided a thin ray of light today…

A commercial from across the pond somewhere. Windy Miller’s naturist uncle Guber from Norway learns the dangers of eating oatmeal in the nude.

While walking down the street one day, a senator is tragically hit by a truck and killed. His soul arrives in Heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.
“Welcome to Heaven,” says St. Peter. “Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we’re not sure what to do with you.”
“No problem, just let me in,” says the senator.
“Well, I’d like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we’ll do is have you spend one day in Hell and one in Heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity.”
“There’s no need! I want to be in Heaven,” says the senator.
“I’m sorry, but we have our rules.” And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator, the doors open, and he rides the elevator down, down, down. When the doors open again, the senator finds himself in the middle of a beautiful green golf course. In the distance is a club, and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.
Everyone is very happy and in formal dress. They run to greet him, and they reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people. They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster and caviar.
Also present is the Devil, who is a very friendly guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that, before the senator realizes it, it is time to go. Everyone gives him a big hug and waves while the elevator rises. The elevator goes up, up, up, and the door reopens in Heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him.
So 24 hours pass with the senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by, and St. Peter returns.
“Well, you’ve spent a day in Hell and another in Heaven. Now, you must choose where you want to spend eternity.”
He reflects for a minute and then answers, “Well, I would never would have thought it, I mean Heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better satisfied in Hell.”
So Saint Peter escorts him to the elevator, and down, down, down he goes into Hell. Now, the doors of the elevator open, and he is in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags. And it’s hot, hot, hot, and the odor is just horrible. Sweltering hot. Hot and miserable.
The Devil comes over to him and smoothly lays his arm around his shoulder.
“I don’t understand,” stammers the senator. “The day before I was here, and there was a golf course and club, and we ate lobster and caviar and danced and had a great time. Now all there is is a wasteland full of garbage, and my friends look miserable.”
The Devil looks at the senator, smiles, and says, “Yesterday we were campaigning. Today you voted for us.”

Today while installing software on a user’s computer, I saw an interesting “For Sale” ad tacked on his bulletin board. Steve in Farmington, UT is selling his $10,000 Suzuki GSXR 1000 motorcycle (with only 1,000 miles on it) because, to quote Steve:

It was purchased without the proper consent of a loving wife. Apparently, “do whatever the f*** you want” doesn’t mean what I thought it did.

American_Woman_by_The_Guess_WhoNo Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature by The Guess Who, American Woman (1970)
At the same time this was released as a single, it was included as the B-side of their hit American Woman. This was the last Guess Who hit Randy Bachman played on. He left due to his Mormon religious beliefs before this became popular. He went on to form Bachman-Turner Overdrive. The band did not tour America when this was a hit there because Bachman left the group. On the album, No Sugar Tonight goes seamlessly into New Mother Nature. Disc Jockeys usually play them together. Guess Who vocalist Burton Cummings was not finished with New Mother Nature, and Bachman was not done with No Sugar Tonight, so they put the two songs together to make a complete piece on the album.

A good day to be nude

The Troggs – Wild Thing

Today’s Quote: “The guardian women must strip for physical training, since they’ll wear virtue instead of clothes.” — Plato, Republic 457a

I was bombarded over the weekend with commercials for Nutrisystem. They claim that by eating their food you can lose a lot of weight and the implication is that you can lose it quickly. According the commercials, the meals run about $10 a day. That’s $300 or more a month for meals just for yourself. I feel I spend too much per month on groceries but I don’t spend that much. Plus, I’m not buying food just for me. Even when I was buying groceries for a family of five, I didn’t spend that much. They call that affordable? What happens when you stop eating their meals and go back to eating food from Kroger? Do the pounds come back on? It would seem to me that the diet portion of losing weight shouldn’t cost you anything; it should actually save you money.

She says I look like a bum because I’m wearing a T-shirt and a pair of running shorts. It’s certainly more comfortable than the jeans I’d normally be wearing. To tell the truth, with this heat and humidity, I’d much rather be naked. However, there are considerations other than my comfort that must be taken into account.

Music Trivia Quiz:
1. On whose show were The Osmond Brothers featured weekly? A) The Jim Nabors Show B) The Andy Williams Show C) The Glenn Campbell Goodtime Hour
2. Which boy band had their own action figures? A) The New Kids on the Block B) The Monkees C) The Osmonds
3. Who was the first member to quit the Monkees? A) Davy Jones B) Michael Nesmith C) Peter Tork
4. Who is the youngest member of The Backstreet Boys? A) Nick Carter B) Brian Litrell C) Howie Dorough
5. Which group holds the record for most album sales in a single week? A) *NSYNC B) The Backstreet Boys C) The Beatles

Music Trivia Answers:
1. B) The Andy Williams Show
2. A) The New Kids on the Block [The Monkees and The Osmonds were never referred to as “boy bands.”]
3. C) Peter Tork
4. A) Nick Carter
5. A) *NSYNC

I only got the first one. I guess I should have known #3. Boy band action figures?

Just supposin’ I don’t want to wait

Johnny Cash & June Carter – Jackson

Today’s Quote: “42 men were prosecuted at Atlantic City NJ in 1935 for appearing in public wearing bathing suits without tops. How many more years do we have to go for top-free equality?” — David Engman

We really enjoyed the play. Out of all the farmers in the play, Jacob had the hat with the most “character.”

Music Trivia Quiz:
1. Which instrument is jazz great Stanley Turentine associated with? A) Piano B) Saxophone C) Guitar
2. Who first recorded the hit Chantilly Lace? A) The Big Bopper B) Ritchie Valens C) The Coasters
3. What was famed singer Jenny Lind’s nickname? A) The Swedish Nightingale B) Songbird of Paradise C) Swiss Miss
4. Which Beethoven Symphony is nicknamed Eroica? A) 2nd B) 3rd C) 5th
5. Coolio’s Gangsta’s Paradise was used in which Michelle Pfieffer film? A) Married to the Mob B) The Fabulous Baker Boys C) Dangerous Minds

Yesterday, I heard an ad on the radio about a jeweler’s wedding band sale and they’d like to get married couples to “upgrade” their wedding bands. One line in the ad intrigued me. It went something like, “If you can’t get your wedding ring off, we’ll cut it off while you wait.” What are my options if I’d rather not wait? Maybe I’ve got some shopping to do somewhere else.

Music Trivia Answers