Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Improper Poll: Let Us Pause for A Word from Our Past

It seems there’s been an influx of lime green hatchbacks in my area lately. What this means, of course, is many opportunities for me to quote from one of my all-time favorite commercials advertising Car.com: “Oh, sweet mercy! A lime green hatchback!!! It’s a thing of beauty!”

Unfortunately the YouTube seems to be unavailable, but the following one is. This was my first favorite commercial. The line, “Madam, how do you do?” definitely helped spur my love of quotes:

What is/was your favorite commercial?


  1. Wow! That one sure brought back some memories. Funny, I found that I could speak each line right along with the characters. I must have watched way too much tv as a kid.

    Critter Alley

  2. I'm with Pat. That clip brought back a flood of memories.

    I loved the Coke commercials--"I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" ones, with the wonderful harmonizing and great melody. I think I enjoyed them because I went through a real folk music phase, and those commercials fit in nicely.

    "It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature" were funny ones, too.

  3. Hey, welcome back!!! I remember the Life cereal ones ... Mikey won't like it, Mikey hates everything!

    And, Madge on the Palmolive commercials ... "You're soaking in it!"

    Thanks for the blast from the past, Tammy. I have never seen that one, but I bet it worked, as the kids would be begging for Mr. Bubble.

    Kathy M.

  4. Oh my gosh . . . I'd forgotten that one! And the price! Yikes! Now I REALLY feel old. I used to like the Dr. Pepper commercials with David Naughton (was that his name?) and some of the old McDonald's commercials, too. My favorite current ones are the Allstate Mayhem commercials with Dean Winters---they crack me up.

  5. Not that you'll see my portrait as a teenage alcoholic or anything...but I liked the beer commercial where the lady told her husband, "Get it yourself, Bob!"


    I'm not a fan of litter, so I loved the single Indian tear commercial.


  6. I laughed out loud at that! There was a telephone commercial years ago where this guy called this gal and she'd make a wisecrack and hang up on him. Made me laugh everytime, but then so does the nearsighted woman who calls, "Here kitty-kitty," and lets a skunk in the house.


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