Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
I like some noise when I'm working, and more often than not I'm tuned to Radio Classics on Sirius. Greg Bell, the curator for the station, progarms a variety of old radio shows and one of my favorites is "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar" ("the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed expense account — America's fabulous freelance insurance investigator"). Can you imagine a show dedicated to the adventures of an insurance agent? If not, try this one from 60 years ago this month.
Today during an episode of "Hopalong Cassidy" Mr. Bell ran an old advertisement from PET Milk with a recipe that (according to the ad) your family will always love: barbecued corn and meatballs. That's right, BARBECUED CORN AND MEATBALLS. Wow!!!
Now imagine that dinner of barbecued corn and meatballs and ask yourself where a PET Milk product comes into the picture (I did). According to the ad, PET's evaporated milk is what makes the meatballs taste so good. Who knew?
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Back next week with another fill...