Monday, September 19, 2011

Corn... So Majestically Waving

This commercial from the 1960s completely ruined my life.  When I first saw it I could not stop talking about it and laughing for weeks.  Noting other people's reactions to my reaction, I realized that maybe I saw things a little differently than the prescribed way of looking at things. And that has made all the difference.  

"Made from corn - so majestically waving".  "SO MAJESTICALLY WAVING!"  That is literary advertising genius!   In an era defined by the stuffy smirking hip-ness of the Smothers Brothers, and the dark politic-laden trendy humor of Laugh-in, this commercial message was a blast of the light of reality - nothing less than the essence of humor, to laugh at one's self.  Who better to sell corn flakes than a farm lady standing on her farm, looking straight at you, pleading "Please Buy Our Corn Flakes!"

And so, as life went on, I ended up watching "Hee Haw" when everybody else was watching "Laugh In".  I took up playing the accordion when all the hipsters were all taking up the guitar.  I listened to a different Muse.  And I stayed true to myself.  And so many times over the years, I've had the satisfaction of seeing people discover something that I've known about all along.



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2 comments:

Leslie Hanna said...

Double-toasted corn flakes ... made with rice. WHAT?!?!

Lydia said...

bwahahahahah LMAO!!! Are they calling US Country Cornflakes?? And why was he shooting a cow?? And WTH on "made with rice"???

I do have to admire the outright begging "Please buy our cornflakes".

WV: Corn flakes made with just corn and not rice are just blists.