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  • 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.


    February 3, 2008

  • The Queen of Hearts

    Now loves the Knave

    The King ran out of


    If harmony

    Is what you crave

    Then get a tuba


    The whale took Jonah

    Down the hatch

    Then coughed him up

    Because he scratched


    Her chariot raced

    At eighty per

    They hauled away

    What had Ben Hur


    July 19, 2009

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

    July 19, 2009

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

    July 20, 2009