Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Nostalgia: the Ron Popeil slideshow

Remember the Pocket Fisherman and all that other cheesy stuff advertised on TV in the '70s and '80s? Well, Ron Popeil, the man who invented and marketed it all, recently sold his company, and BusinessWeek ran this retrospective slideshow of his products.

I never bought any of this stuff (and probably wouldn't even if I had a second chance), but this slideshow sure is a walk down memory lane (especially the ad for Mr. Microphone--"Hey, good lookin'! I'll be back to pick you up later!").

—Mellow Monk

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