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Old 09-21-18, 05:22 PM
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Old Ad Jingles and Sunday School Songs


As I ride along, my mind sometimes wanders and becomes fixated on old songs and advertising jingles from sixty years ago. They just keep playing in my head until they're replaced by something else that I haven't heard since 1955. Today, I started out with an advertising jingle for Com Edison, the Chicago electric utility:

"Electrictiy costs less today you know
Than it did twenty-five years ago
A little birdie told me so (tweet tweet)"

For those who may only remember it vaguely,

...

Next, I remembered an ad for the Bulko gas stations: "Which way did he go, which way did he go, He went the BULKO way!"

Then it was the songs we learned in Sunday School: "Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam..."

I'm sure that I'm not the only one who has this - ahem - problem. What tricks does your mind play on you as you ride along?


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Old 09-21-18, 05:38 PM
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That must have been a from a different generation from me.

Here is an ad I brought up a while ago.


However, someone mentioned that main character wasn't even an Indian.
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Old 09-21-18, 05:47 PM
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How about "Brylcreme, a little dab'll do ya". Or, "You'll wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent".
Or "Plop, plop, fizz, fizz. Oh what a relief it is".
Do you remember the ad for American Motors (Rambler) that used the melody from "Little Nash Rambler"?
I know, I'm dating myself.
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Old 09-22-18, 06:43 AM
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"I'd like to teach the world to sing ... "

(Didn't work on me -- I have never been a fan of soft drinks.)

"Sea the U.S.A. in your Chevrolet ... "

(My father had always bought Chevies, but stripping the plastic -- brilliant idea -- timing sprocket at freeway speeds on my 1973 Chevelle with only 62K miles on the 350 V-8 engine soured me on the marque.)

"Brush your teeth with Colgate -- Colgate dental creme ..."

(No thanks. I grew up with it, but I now use other brands in order to avoid triclosan, for health and environmental reasons.)
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Old 09-22-18, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Jon T View Post
How about "Brylcreme, a little dab'll do ya". Or, "You'll wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent".
Or "Plop, plop, fizz, fizz. Oh what a relief it is".
Do you remember the ad for American Motors (Rambler) that used the melody from "Little Nash Rambler"?
I know, I'm dating myself.
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Or "Brusha Brusha Brusha with the new Ipana."
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Old 09-22-18, 02:30 PM
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Here is one of the oddest commercials from bygone eras.

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Old 09-22-18, 05:57 PM
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I get classic rock from the 70's. Sometimes I use that to distract me from a much-too-fast descent (not a big fan of those anymore).
Or I can get some really obscure song bubbles up from the deep recess, like 'Snake Farm' (Wylie Hubbard), which I didn't even know I knew.
But I suppose it's better than "Rhinestone Cowboy". Remember that one? Well, you will.. on your next ride.
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Old 09-22-18, 08:09 PM
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I used to play rugby in college and in law school. There is a very long bawdy poem we used to recite at the after game parties called "The Ballad of Eskimo Nell" (it takes about eight minutes) that I recite when climbing. It takes my focus off my legs well.
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Old 09-23-18, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by John E View Post

(My father had always bought Chevies, but stripping the plastic -- brilliant idea -- timing sprocket at freeway speeds on my 1973 Chevelle with only 62K miles on the 350 V-8 engine soured me on the marque.)
They were all like that. Chevy, Ford, MOPAR..
they did it to make them run quieter.
HyVo's sing like a canary at high rpm on iron gears..
The double-roller replaced everything.
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Old 09-23-18, 07:09 PM
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Mozart. If I'm lucky. Something incredibly irritating if I'm not.
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Old 09-24-18, 05:39 AM
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Old 09-24-18, 05:41 AM
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You want nostalgia? Make yourself a bologna (pronounced: baloney) sandwich on white and smash some potato chips on it.
Bologna is probably illegal in some places now.

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No kidding. Just try singing, "My 'balona' has a first name, it's O-S-C-A-R, my 'balona' has a second name it's M-A-Y-E-R . . ."


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When I visit my wife's family in the Philippines, inevitably, someone will rent a home videoke machine. I can't sing to save my life but sometimes on rides, I'll practice the 5 or 6 songs I know enough to sing on my turn on the videoke.
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Old 09-25-18, 05:07 AM
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Hopefully this is not one of the tunes you practice while out on the bike:


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Old 09-25-18, 05:29 AM
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Originally Posted by IronM View Post
I get classic rock from the 70's. Sometimes I use that to distract me from a much-too-fast descent (not a big fan of those anymore).
Or I can get some really obscure song bubbles up from the deep recess, like 'Snake Farm' (Wylie Hubbard), which I didn't even know I knew.
...
I get all manner of often relatively obscure songs. Sunday for some reason Puff the Magic Dragon started running through my head. And then there was the Lemon Peppers singing Rice is Nice.
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Sounds like you have a dept store sound system built right into your brain. Must be extremely annoying when "Seasons in the Sun" or "Cat's in the Cradle" start playing. Get help!
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"LSMFT."

I'll bet it's been at least half a century. Why would I have wasted any of my limited brain RAM on that?
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Rice-a-Roni. The San Francisco treat.

And in case you didn't know:

6 Famous Jingles by Barry Manilow | Mental Floss
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"Step up to Dutch Master and smile, brother smile".

"Put your hands on a Toyota, and you'll never let go".

"You can trust your car to the man who wears the star, the big, bright Texaco star".

"Candy-coated pop corn, peanuts and a prize. That's what you get in Cracker Jacks".
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Old 09-25-18, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
That must have been a from a different generation from me. :
Indeed!!! It was known as the Golden Age of tv.
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