Saturday, May 15, 2004

Favorite commercials, and other ramblings

Sitting here at the computer I was just thinking of a few commercials with old people in them.
The first is for Priceline.com and is playing now. William Shatner is currently the ‘voice of Priceline.com’. This commercial shows him being called into the office, and being told that they are going to have to let him go, because he is the voice of the ‘old’ Priceline and they have now revised it into the ‘new’ Priceline. He laughs and says that he is the voice of Priceline, who could they replace him with. Just then Leonard Nimoy pops his head in and says ‘hello Bill’ and closes the door. Shatner then turns and has this strange look on his face as he realizes he might be replaced by #2. (Couldn’t find a web site for Leonard, Bill has his own, but here’s one where Spock Sings!. Yes, with his ears!) Please go see this one - can you guess what year it was made in? And in response, we must also let you know that Shatner sings!, probably even better.
Leonard does have one for his hobby - Leonard Nimoy's Photography.
"You want to be buried or cremated?""Surprise me."
The trouble with life is, by the time you can read a girl like a book, your library card has expired. (M. Berle)
We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true. Robert Wilensky
People who just bought a computer will email you nifty things you saw 5 years ago. Pat E. Fogger
Bessie Braddock: "Mr. Churchill, you're drunk!"
Winston Churchill: "Yes, and you, Madam, are ugly. But tomorrow, I shall be sober."
Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana. Groucho Marx
Time's fun when you're having flies. Kermit the Frog
There are no rumors to that effect, but I'm trying to start one. The Hard Edge.
Home is where you can say anything you want, because nobody will listen to you anyway. (Anon). (So is a Blog. Joe)
I used to go in a $30,000 car and come home in a $80,000 bus. James Caan, on his early Las Vegas days.
The world is run by "C" students. Al McGuire (At least this country is)
I would not live forever, because we should not live forever, because if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever. Miss Alabama in the 1994 Miss USA contest in answer to the question: If you could live forever, would you and why?
If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. Katharine Hepburn
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it. Groucho Marx
I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception. Groucho Marx
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. Bertrand Russell
The beatings will continue until morale improves. Management
I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. Jerome K. Jerome
Sorry about that, I entered Milton Berle BVD into Google, and just got carried away with all of the one liner web sites.
That Shatner commercial reminded me of one a few years ago. The company that sold BVD underwear ran a series of commercials with famous people showing you what they did in their BVD’s. One was with Milton Berle. He just looked at the camera, and said “At my age, I’ve done just about everything in my BVD’s”. Then he had the same kind of look that William Shatner had.
For those of you that are old enough to remember.
For those of you not, or are, let’s keep up my Las Vegas theme periodically with a local photo:

This is what the strip looks like from the southwest – driving along the 215 loop a few miles west of 15. Not as brilliant and bright as it looks when close up. And I caught a cloud in the sky.
Oh, this new Blogger editor is really nice.

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