Friday, January 23, 2009

20 Questions: NEVER doubt the power of a brand name

OK, my sister sent this to me as a memory test, and it's true that being over 60 helps, but I just got twenty out of twenty questions right, and considering that 17 of the 20 are about products in some way, where a top 40 song or mouthwash-- well, what it means is that the crap we absorb never goes away! And growing up, I spent far more time with a book than a TV, and yet I still, after four or five decades, remember the answers. It's scary. Here's some sample questions:

12. NFL quarterback who appeared in a television commercial wearing women's stockings.....
A.. Troy Aikman
B. Kenny Stabler
C.. Joe Namath
D. Roger Stauback
E.. Joe Montana
F. Steve Young
G. John Elway

13. Brylcream...
A.. Smear it on
B. You'll smell great
C. Tame that cowlick
D. Grease ball heaven
E. It's a dream
F. We're your team
G. A little dab'll do ya

14. I found my thrill...
A.... In Blueberry muffins
B. With my man, Bill
C. Down at the mill
D. Over the windowsill
E. With thyme and dill
F. Too late to enjoy
G. On Blueberry Hill

15. Before Robin Williams, Peter Pan was played by...
A.. Clark Gable
B. Mary Martin
C. Doris Day
D. Errol Flynn
E. Sally Fields
F. Jim Carey
G. Jay Leno

You can go to the Khou Forum for the rest of the questions and the answers.

Photo from the Fifties Web.

1 comment:

peacesojourner said...

Yes, subliminal messages are around us all the time - it is something to think about. That's why so many are aimed at children and teenagers so that they can encourage their parents to buy the product.
Enjoying reading your blog.