Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Bizarro Boomer Santa

One of my favorite childhood memories is of a white-bearded fat man dressed all in red. Every December, this fellow would show up and bring great joy to children. If you’re somewhere between 40 and 60, you probably have the same fond memories of this man.

Now, those of you younger than 40 or older than 60 are probably sitting there shaking your heads, saying something like this: “Jim, why do you think I have to be between 40 and 60 to have a fond memory of Santa Claus? Santa Claus was around before you hit the scene, and he’ll be here long after you’re gone, too. What’s the deal?”

My Santa Claus rode an electric razor down a snow-covered hill.

The people younger than 40 just went, “Huh?”

The people older than 60 continue to shake their heads. They know what I’m talking about now, but they find it hard to believe that this memory is as tremendously fond a one as I’m letting on.

Meanwhile, my generation just went, “Oh, yeah! Wow! NORELCO! That was SO cool! I wish I could see that again...”

Your wish is my command! Here you go!

I am part of the most bizarrely warped generation ever. And we thank you.

Soon, with more better stuff.

(Nah, that's a lie. What could be better than this was?)


fuzzbert_1999@yahoo.com said...

This was more better stuff...remember it well, and I'm proud to be old enough to remember that Santa.

Anonymous said...

Wow...cool. I just went WAY back in time for that one!

Rhea said...

I totally remember that commercial! Thanks for the memories.

lime said...

LOL, that was a fun time warp. i had forgotten about that add until you mentioned it. i do remember it though.

Lisa Johnson said...

OMG! I remember that commercial! Funny! : )

endangered coffee said...

Pretty cool.

Merry Christmas.

Melissa said...

I've never seen this commercial before but it's very cute. My older siblings would remember it for sure!

Melinda said...

very cool! thanks for sharing :)