Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Mutual of Omaha is people!

Riding back from lunch today, someone mentioned the old Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom television show, which reminded me of their earworm jingle:

Mutual of Omaha is people... you can count on when the going's rough.

I have memories of watching that show on Saturday afternoons when nothing else was on. Marlin Perkins was always in his well-apportioned study, surrounded by books, describing the crazy shitstorm they send Jim Fowler into this week. Jim was the original snake charmer, bear wrestler, antelope tranquilizer and crocodile hunter.

So on the ride back from lunch, I keep singing the jingle about how Mutual of Omaha is people - and that make me giggle, because isn't any Soylant Green reference a good one?

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