Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Brillo Talk

If your groom is a Sloshy Dishrag (and let's not delve too deeply into that, shall we?) then what is the Crusty Old Muffin Tin - the officiant? "I now pronounce you Sludgy and Drudgy."

And then the new guy comes around - perky, full of vim (and Jeweler's Polish) - ready to make everything seem shiny and new. Dishrag - see you later! I'm in love with a Brillo Pad!

At least until it gets old and rusty, and there's no more soap in it. That's why they come in a box of two. It's like a little harem for your sink.

[This 1949 ad is from Graphic Design TJS Labs. And there's some Brillo Haiku over here.]


Barbara said...

Having once been married to a Brillo Pad, I can honestly say that he wasn't worth the rust he left in my sink.

Dish rag and I reconciled and have been happily married for 20 years.

Dr. Julie-Ann said...

I was all set to delve into the sloshy dishrag thing when you wisely admonished me to not go there.

Ah, well, still a fun post anyway!

Bossy Betty said...

Oh, I might go on a date with Mr. Brillo, but a long-term relationship? I don't think so!

Melanie said...

I like that they give us a choice of box color.

But I would really like to delve into that sloshy dishrag thing. Let's go there. :)

Bill said...

That must have been an arranged marriage.

Phyl said...

I think a woman is as entitled to a harem as a man. Though I'm not sure I'd nominate the Brillo Pad Twins to be in mine.

belaglik said...

Even though it's much more accepted now, isn't sloshy dishrag marriage legal in only 6 states?

I didn't marry a sloshy dishrag or a brillo pad, but in college I did briefly date an abrasive sponge.