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Good morning to everyone.  Promising day ahead for me.  Looking forward to a nice lunch with some friends.  How much better can it get?  Tomorrow is a paint in for my guild, so I will need to gather all the supplies necessary for the day as well.  The weekend is a performance date...so I will need to gather some stories together for that as well. 
As for today's blog, I had done some reminiscing about old jingles.  It is funny how we seldom use that word today.  But when I think back on them, some of them still resonate with me.  The Alka Seltzer jingle..".Plop, plop, fizz, fizz...oh what a relief if is" was definitely one of the top jingles in my opinion.  Especially the commercial and the little guy"Speedy" with the alka seltzer hat! Originally, his name was "Sparky" but was changed to fit it's description of speedy relief.   I laugh today when I see some of the things they deem as commercials...nothing quite compares. Alka-Seltzer was marketed for relief of headache, heartburn, and hangovers while neutralizing excess stomach acid. It came out in 1931 by Dr. Miles Company and was later sold to Bayer. 
When I was a kid...I remember Alka Seltzer came in a long tube like bottle with a turquoise blue label.  It had a screw on top.  In fact...it was a perfect container to save quarters in.  I just happen to have a couple of them from those days of old!  And they are filled with silver quarters.  Later it came in a foil packet. 
I remember wanting the upset stomach medicine....but not really wanted to drink it.  I enjoyed the fun of watching that effervescent circle fizzing up the half a glass of water...but not enjoying drinking it.  I know that I drank it down very quickly...just to get it over with. 
Later on, they made a cold medicine which worked well...at least for me.  It was the best darn cold med around.  I could always depend on it, especially when I had a sore throat...but then boom!, one day it was gone forever.  It seemed that kids were buying it for some type of high.  Who comes up with these ridiculous ideas  Consequently, I were subjected to medicines that weren't up to helping my cold!
I remember the other commercials that came out for the Alka Seltzer.  One was about "One spicy meatball" and Alka Seltzer gave relief. Another one was "Try it...you'll like it!" and another was "I cannot believe I ate the whole thing".  Whatever came later on in commercial may have been rememberable, but nothing beat the original Speedy!  He was as cute as can be.  Today when I see some of the commercials...I sometime question where the marketing brains are?  I suppose it is because we are so much more "sophisticated" these days...but I sometimes see some of the commercials and think..."How dumb or insulting!"  
If you go to a pharmacy today, you will still find Alka Seltzer...So many that you will probably spend a good amount of time sorting through them all to figure out which one will work the best for your symptoms.  Back in my day, there was just the "plop, plop, fizz, fizz" kind....and the enjoyment of watching it.    

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