Showing posts with label Andy Rooney. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Andy Rooney. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Getting my Andy Rooney on

By: T.R. Slyder,, AndyDisco on Twitter

*putting on my fake bushy eye brows*

I just realized that something I saw all the time as a kid is now outdated. It dawned on me while reading the Smithsonian Article about Charles Atlas and his wildly successful mail order business.

The advert at left was one of Atlas's ads. Check out the bottom right corner. Remember those? Did you even notice they don't really exist anymore? Those now old advertisements where you'd fill in your name and address, then cut it out of the magazine- as the dotted lines instructed you to do, and mail it in- or "send away" as was the parlance. You used to see that a half a dozen times in any magazine or comic book. I hadn't even realized that I never see them anymore.

I guess that's it. It just always strikes me as weird when I realize for the first time that I had forgotten about something that I didn't know I had forgotten about- like old friend's names or street names in the neighborhood you grew up in.

I'm T.R. Slyder, and that's how you Tangueray.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

My Andy Rooney Moment

By: T.R. Slyder,

It isn't that I'm complaining about this, but I did just notice it. Does it seem like there a LOT more bottled-drink options in convenient stores/gas stations than there were a decade ago?

It used to be that the only options were sodas, V8, Yoo-Hoo, varied fruit juices, 3 flavors of Gatorade (Green, Red and Orange) and Evian water. Now Gatorade has like 9 different flavors in the color blue alone- Frost, Mist, etc. There are like 8 different kinds of water, energy drinks galore, vitamin waters, all kinds of iced-teas, all those V8 Twisters, and Starbucks Fraps and espressos.

The four biggest losers in this phennomenon? People who make a living selling slim-waisted pants, and Mr. Pibb, Tab, and RC Cola.