Thursday, July 24, 2008

Why Is This Guy Always Yelling At Me?

Since I wrote yesterday on the subject of men on TV assuming on my trust, why is this guy yelling at me about something different every time I watch TV?



Billy Mays, you need to tone it down a bit, OK? You do seem like a pretty nice guy, but is all that yelling necessary?

I think not.

Do you yell like that at home? When you come in the door after a hard day of filming OxyClean and Kaboom commercials, do yell at your family?

(Mentally picturing Billy Mays walking in at home...wife and kids frantically trying to stuff those yellow foam ear plugs in their ears...)

Door slams open:

"HI HONEY! I'M HOME!

GEE, SOMETHING SURE SMELLS GOOD!

YOU LOOK GREAT BY THE WAY! HOW'S ABOUT A KISS! SMOOTCH! WOW, IS THAT STRAWBERRY FLAVORED LIP GLOSS?! YUM! THAT IS SO SEXY, AND SO 1970S! BUT I LIKE IT!

HI, BILLY JUNIOR! HOW WAS YOUR DAY!....



Speaking of Kaboom, it's now a cleaning product, but does any one out there that is my age, around 45, remember a cereal in the early 1970's called Kaboom! with a clown on the box and in the commercials?

Oh, well. I guess I'm the only one.

Oh. My. Gosh. I looked for an image of a box of Kaboom, and General Mills still makes this cereal!

That kinda reassures my faith in humanity just a wee little bit.

2 comments:

Babystepper said...

I have a deeply ingrained distrust of all salesmen. Particularly salesmen who have obvious and annoying gimmicks, like yelling or waving their hands about in a distinctive manner.

Qtpies7 said...

yep, the guy is crazy. And I think I've had that cereal before, but I don't think I've seen it here in Minnesota. Maybe in Virginia???