- Immediately preceding the show Chernobyl, in all caps were the words “HBO MINISTRIES”. Had the home box office become a religious cult? If so, what is their doctrine all about? Fortunately, it was just my brain substituting a T where an E should be (it actually read HBO MINISERIES).
- Pepto-Bismol has a new product with a misread name that seemed as fitting as it did hilarious. “Pepto diarrhea liquicraps”. Descriptive, graphic and, unfortunately, off by a letter. While the actual form factor is liquicaps, I don’t think I’ll ever again see an ad for this product without cracking a smile.
- Finally, Voodoo Donuts’ slogan is not “Good things come in pink boxers” (although, who’s to say they don’t?). I suppose the pink box should have been a dead giveaway.
Donuts are part of the magic that makes life so sweet. I founded the Level 3 Friday Donut Club in 2004 and ran it until my departure in 2015. It had a three year run at Windstream and is now virtual, but at its peak, we had a rotation of 50+ folks who brought donuts every Friday. We had three simple rules: (1) five dozen (2) boutique shop donuts (3) by 8:00 am. This blog memorializes these e-mails to share my thoughts (and, once upon a time, announce the donut arrival). Have a happy Friday!