Remember the other day, when Spotify responded to all our playing of Christmas carols sung by the Vienna Choir Boys, the Choir of King's College Cambridge, etc. by recommending Bone Thugs-N-Harmony?
It has gotten worse!
Now Spotify is into breaking up our classical Christmas playlist by advertising, ahem ...
... We hate saying this! ...
... Trojan condoms.
What in the world, you know? It happened to a friend of ours, too. He wrote: "I'm listening to 'Christmas with Peggy Lee' right now on Spotify, and it keeps playing the same Trojan condom ad every few songs, complete with the 'Trojan Man' jingle."
That must have been the Trojan Man jingle we were hearing. It was really adult, is all we can say. Really adult.
Driving down the 190, a truck passed us -- a red truck belonging to Macken Services, a Lancaster company specializing in sump pumps, grease traps, septic tanks, leach fields, we do not know what else and we do not want to know.
His sense of humor, anyway. Buzz loves it. Once, we saw on Twitter that someone had seen a toddler walking along singing, "Hurt by a car? Call William Mattar!" Ha, ha! Even funnier, the Tweet was re-tweeted by William Mattar.
Now, we hear that in honor of the holidays, Mattar has a new jingle.
It's "Hurt by a sleigh? Call us today!"
The news of this comes from Cheryl Raffel of Wheatfield. "As much as I get tired of the commercials, that made me laugh," she says. "So now we have
to watch out for speeding sleighs!"
Buzz loves the Shur-Fine brand. It is so retro! And in Sunday's Budwey's ad -- it's one of the first things we look for in the Sunday paper -- we got a Shur-Fine surprise.
A huge long list of Shur-Fine items you could order by the case! That was what it looked like, anyway.
We never remembered seeing this before. We wondered if it was a screw-up, if it had been slipped mistakenly somehow into the slinger.
But no! We called the Newfane Budwey's and this is for real.
You fill out the big old Shur-Fine order form and bring it to customer service.
"And you can just put down a little down payment," said the personable woman we spoke with.
Just like 1965!
Shur-Fine Sauerkraut! Shur-Fine Magic Mallow Cereal! Shur-Fine Laundry Detergent Classic With Bleach! Shur-Fine Mushroom Pieces and Stems! (Shur-Fine belongs to the era before people began to sneer at canned mushrooms.)