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Lysol?!!

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Posted by aalkon at August 27, 2005 7:38 AM

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oh. my. lord. Lysol?

Posted by: arin at August 27, 2005 4:37 AM

Hoax. That's the old Drano ad...

Just kidding. But there are plenty like that in old ads, and in modern weirdness as can be found here.

Posted by: Radwaste at August 27, 2005 5:39 AM

If you want to read a great, great piece of feminist journalism, dig up one of Nora Ephron's old collections and check out "Dealing with the, uh, problem." It's all about the marketing of the first crotch deodorants, and it's just...brilliant.

It makes you wonder why she ever left journalism for writing and directing bad movies, but then you remember -- oh yeah, the money.

Posted by: Nance at August 27, 2005 7:53 AM

I figured it was, Rad, but thought it was hilarious. Tried to find that Nance, but it looks like I have to get the book. Sounds hilarious. Going to order it. Jessica Mitford's "The Best Of Frenemies" is another one that's not online. No, everybody, the word "frenemies" was not invented by a Sex In The City writer!

Posted by: Amy Alkon at August 27, 2005 1:33 PM

Just ordered the Ephron collection. Thanks for the rec. It's in Crazy Salad, in case anyone else is interested.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at August 27, 2005 1:41 PM

I think Fran Leibowitz is a good additional voice here - wish she wrote more often, though. Hard to believe that the writer of "Heartburn" also could turn out that treacly "Sleepless in Seattle."

Posted by: Dmac at August 28, 2005 8:06 AM

Wait until you get to the part about how the professional sniffers objectively rank, ahem, "feminine odor." Let me know what you think.

Posted by: Nance at August 28, 2005 3:15 PM

Eeeeuw! There's a job I wouldn't want. I'd rather be a maggot wrangler.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at August 28, 2005 3:31 PM

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