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  • Those are good ones, sionnach. :) Hadn't seen those before.

    July 20, 2009

  • And here was me hankering for a bit of Tom Waits.

    July 19, 2009

  • The Queen of Hearts

    Now loves the Knave

    The King ran out of

    BURMA-SHAVE

    If harmony

    Is what you crave

    Then get a tuba

    BURMA-SHAVE

    The whale took Jonah

    Down the hatch

    Then coughed him up

    Because he scratched

    BURMA-SHAVE

    Her chariot raced

    At eighty per

    They hauled away

    What had Ben Hur

    BURMA-SHAVE

    July 19, 2009

  • Burma-Shave was a United States brand of brushless shaving cream, famous for its advertising gimmick of posting humorous rhyming poems on small, sequential highway billboard signs.

    Burma-Shave was introduced in 1925 by the Burma-Vita company, owned by Clinton Odell. It was a pungent, soapy-smelling concoction which the company at first had difficulty selling. To increase sales, the owners developed the famous Burma-Shave advertising sign program, and sales took off. At its peak, Burma-Shave was the second-highest selling brushless shaving cream in the United States.

    _Wikipedia

    February 3, 2008