Crunchy Nut Man– Kellogg’s has just created a new purported superhero. I’m a little skeptical. What exactly are his superpowers? Does it have something to do with that spoon on his forehead? What is his kryptonite? Who is his nemesis, maybe Ham and Eggs Man? Toast Girl?
I could scan it with my cellphone, but I suspect that I will be as disappointed as Ralphie with his secret decoder ring.
The cereal is delicious, and doesn’t hurt the roof of my mouth like the product endorsed by the other crunch-based cereal mascot, who shall remain nameless… because he does not exist in the Kellogg’s superhero universe.
Here’s the gist of a postcard from my personal collection, A guy is demanding a refund for deodorant because his girlfriend still insists that he smells bad. It must have been the 1930’s version of the Clinique counter, because there is a clerk staffing the counter where underarm deodorant is advertised.
Now, our customer service policy would dictate that this man could return the product for a full refund, despite the fact that deodorant cannot counteract the effects of not bathing or brushing your teeth, and it says right on the bottle, that all guarantees are null and void if you are a professional polecat wrestler.
The postcard is from the Tichnor Brothers- Here’s a site I found showing more of the Tichnor Comic Art cards.
I have questions about our old pal Ziggy. How is he able to stand with his heel exposed like that? Because when we are walking the dog and need to check for dog doo, that would be really handy.
Maybe something is weird with his hip joint? Is this why he doesn’t like to wear pants? Or did he have to sell them to buy groceries?
I am not knocking Ziggy. I got a tagline from a Ziggy strip maybe 30 years ago, when we are driving around looking at Christmas displays, and we see a Nativity scene, the first one to yell “What’s E.T. doing in the Nativity scene!!” wins. (Ziggy displayed for purposes of critique/parody; Please don’t sue me, big eastern comic-strip syndicate!)