Duke of Prunes
Long about the era of the Nucoa Margarine "ubiquitous" ad, another very
clever ad appeared on television: "The Prune Advisory Board Advises You
to Eat Prunes". Frank and I always loved tv advertising, it was such an essential
part of the medium, I would make up songs and dances about prunes,
which I would perform for him (and anyone else in the room at the time)
where I would do the stroll to a pop tune "Duke of Earl" but call it
"Duke of Prunes" and sing that as an exchanged lyric. But now, you would accuse me of making all that up. I
also had developed one called "The Dead Sea Stroll" in honor of our
visit to the local exhibit. What can I say, I was a kid.
As I grew older, I wrote more sophisticated parodies, all for my own amusement, I might add, and I will attempt to prove it by posting some here in a moment if I can find them, that is.
(Well, shoot! (I was about to say "SometH*ng oTher than 'shoot!') If I were to find those old parodies, that I went to the trouble of collecting once and sending to the people at Don't Quit Your Day Job Records all of a piece once upon a time, I will have to go back now into the depths of the internet and try and find "Simply Irresistible" on some hidden Power Station fan site, and rejoin the riptide Robert Palmer group to ferret out "I'm A Hog for You, Baby".
And that's an awful lot of work right now as my network connection is boggy and I have yet another doctor's appointment to attend in just half an hour's time, for the results of the one I really had to prepare for and after which I was advised while still half conscious:
- Do NOT resume normal activities until tomorrow. Go directly home from the center and rest quietly.
- Do NOT drive any motor vehicle or operate any dangerous equipment for the remainder of the day.
- Do NOT conduct important business or sign and legal documents on the day of the procedure since you may feel drowsy from the medications that were administered today.