April 15th, 2007
|05:47 pm - coffee gives you time to dream it. then you're ready to do it!|
Forgot about this one last Thursday:
Author. Satirist. Philosopher. Coffee Achiever.
You can sit around the house and watch Leave it to Beaver...
Strangely, I first remember seeing him on milk cartons at school; I think it was some sort of series on authors' advice about how best to enjoy reading.
|Date:||April 16th, 2007 12:14 am (UTC)|| |
Well, I now fainlly understand that reference from "Dare To Be Stupid."
Who's that she-devil purring about coffee in the voice-over, Eartha Kitt?
|Date:||April 16th, 2007 02:12 am (UTC)|| |
Ditto. I learn something from Spatch every day, it seems.
Judging from the ad, I'm pretty sure that voiceover is Cicely Tyson's. And just look what coffee does for her -- it helped her win an award for her powerful performance in the play "Man Gets Slapped!"
|Date:||April 16th, 2007 01:02 pm (UTC)|| |
That was a great play. Movie sucked, though.
These ads probably had an embarrassingly strong influence on my current love of coffee.
There's one I remember where the voiceover said something like "coffee calms you down while....(blah blah blah)" and I think they got in trouble for it.
I might be making this up.
I remember that tagline, too. One of the ads definitely mentioned coffee's amazing ability to "calm you down" while "picking you up" or somesuch. I remember my parents laughing like loons when they saw that one.
With a chorus en francais!
1984, it should be noted, is the year in which Mr Vonnegut failed his attempt at suicide.
"I'm a coffee achiever, Sam!" finally makes sense.