Thursday, June 4, 2009

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Thixotro

Look, here is the perfect girl for Volto!

He is, you may remember, the guy from Mars who loves Grape Nuts cereal and has magnets in his hands.

Well, here are her hands, anyway. I don't know anything else about her. She is "a born leader, courageous, tactful, poised."

OK, that's good. She'll need courage and tact all right, since he's from another planet. And if she is a born leader, that's good too. She might want to take charge of his wardrobe, because the little red hood just isn't doing Volto any favors.

The new creamy nail-polish remover at the bottom of the ad is called Thixotro. That's a planet too, I'll bet. The planet of Perfumed Nail Polish. Thixotro would also be a good baby name, if things work out for these two.

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Thanks to Janet at Found In Mom's Basement and indirectly to Lulu's Vintage, which is where she found it.

16 comments:

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Eric said...

I imagine Thixotro is probably a play on plastic's Thixotropic property. I'm convinced people were a bit nerdy back then. :)

D said...

I never knew nail polish could be so 'attractive' (ouch bad, bad pun).

Tori Lennox said...

I'm betting magnetic hands could be a problem in the kitchen. Or even at the dining table. You'd never be able to put down your utensils. I fear you'd begin to resemble Edward Scissorhands. Ooh, bet she'd have to avoid sewing too for much the same reason!

GreenPunkMama said...

I'd be afraid to walk past a construction site with those nails ;)

geneabloggers said...
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geneabloggers said...

But wouldn't magnet hands repel each other? I think she'd be better off seeing Olga over at Sydney's for some Jungle Red nails. I went and I got what all of Olga's customers got.

Shay said...

The left hand is not the only thing in that ad that repels....

Lidian said...

Moms On the Go - Thank you:) I will try and drop by later...

Eric - That makes sense - I had no idea. Thank you for the explanation!

D - That is a very good pun, in fact.

Tori - But what a great excuse for getting out of the housework!

geneabloggers - You're right. I think that you and Tori have hit on the flaws in this ad, for sure.

Shay - LOL!

Meghann said...

So....I'm magnetic? Does that mean I should stay away from people with pacemakers?

Lidian said...

Meghann - Well, possibly...

Bill said...

What a breakthrough for psychoanalysts! Instead of spending hours & hours listening to some fruitcake, the doctor can reveal their personality with a manicure.

"You are a narcissist with borderline personality disorder, and your paruresis stems from your grandmother's three-hole outhouse.
On the bright side, your nails now look fabulous, and you owe me $500."

Lidian said...

Bill - Absolutely! This is an amazing breakthrough, and we are going to have to rewrite all the books! I have a feeling that all those grey-haired analysts wouldn't give that great a manicure. Also, if you are on an analytic couch, the nail polish tends to spill.

Unless they make a couch that goes up and down - sort of like a dentist's chair.

Hairball said...

Her fingers look a little weird to me. Maybe she broke her index and pinkie finger and they healed crooked or something?

Alicia aka "Fashiona" said...

Wow that is bright polish!

Lidian said...

Hairball - You must be sensing her magnetic and unusual powers...

Alicia - It lights the way so she can be magnetic in the dark!