Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday Moustache

The tenth post in a recurring segment on moustaches.

Today's moustache:

The Pringles Guy
Growing a moustache is like openning a can of Pringles: once you pop, you can't stop. "Pop", in this case, is the term the kids are using for growing a moustache.
"Hey Billy, have you started shaving yet? It looks like you're popping a weak 'stache."
"Hey Sally. I just robbed a gas station... I think I'm going to pop a moustache until the heat dies down."
As anyone who has been following these posts could tell you, moustaches come in all sorts of varieties-- flavors if you will. Just ask the Pringles guy, who lends his image to all sorts of tastes.
Common flavors include original, salt and vinegar, sour cream and onion, cheddar cheese, and barbecue.
More exciting & limited flavors have included prawn cocktail, curry, ketchup, zesty lime, chili, chili cheese dog, "pizzalicious", paprika, Texas BBQ sauce, cajun, cheesy fries, onion blossom, mozzarella cheese stick, screamin' dill pickle, and Mexican layered dip (No... really).
Pringles is looking forward to releasing its new Extreme Flavors, which will include Carbon Rod, Flounder, Paper Mache, Snow, Snowboard, Laptop Computer, Battleship, and Styrofoam.
These flavors may be too extreme for meek Pringles eaters. How will they be able to move product for such extreme flavors?
That's the power of the moustache: it's marketing gold.
The Pringles guy's moustache is also instructional. Everyone struggles with reaching those delicious last few chips that have hidden in the bottom of the Pringles tube. Growing a moustache is a great way to catch the straggling crumbs that fall towards you after tipping the tube towards your mouth. It's how whales have been catching krill for years.
So here is to the chips' mascot. Without the Pringles Guy, we might never know that chips could even come in a tube. Or that a moustache can also filter out salmonella.


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  2. Whoa! Moustache's filter salmonella! I wish I had known that when I had salmonella. But I was 8. And a girl. I guess that was kind of out of the question. Drat.

    Also, pringles are delish. I'm in love with the new "Loaded Baked Potato" ones. MMM!

  3. @Anonymous, you are absolutely right. He will need to have a Monday post sometime soon-- no question.

    @Kate, glad you're healthy now. Loaded Baked Potato sounds a lot better than "Ketchup Flavored" to me. They make everything!