RIP, Mr. vacuum cleaner...

Spike Jones (
Mon, 08 Mar 1999 20:41:46 -0800

Short irrelevant story follows:
When I was a small boy a song came on the radio which went

"Heres to you, Joe DiMaggio,
A nation turns its lonely eyes to you..."

I was baffled, having never heard of him. Not long afterwards, a TV commercial had a guy selling vacuum cleaners:

Hi. Im Joe DiMaggio. Brand x vacuum cleaners yakkity yak and bla bla.

Not understanding celebrity endorsements at the time, I was even more baffled. Why would a lonely nation look to the vacuum cleaner guy? {8^D end irrelevant story. spike