Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sunday Free Association

Play the free association game every Sunday at Unconscious Mutterings. This week, she said, and I thought:
  1. signature :: official

  2. Olympics :: China (although I confess to an immediate image in my mind's eye of Michael Phelps's pubic bones. So sue me.)

  3. 100% :: all

  4. Damn! :: forgot

  5. Gold :: rush

  6. Fresh and natural :: lies, in advertising

  7. Fraction :: part

  8. Hurry :: up

  9. Summer :: almost over

  10. 29th :: what's happening on the 29th? Did I forget somewhere we're supposed to be on the 29th? Damn!


One thing I've noticed about playing this game is that often what comes first to my mind is a picture, not a word. Michael Phelps's lower torso speaks for itself. For "fresh and natural," what I thought of was a woman with long wavy brown hair wearing a gauzy pale blue dress walking on the beach. I'm pretty sure this at least approximates a 1970s television ad for Massengill douche. And since feminine hygiene product advertising is rife with patronizing insults and outright lies, that's the association.

Yeah, I guess that's pretty twisted.

5 comments:

  1. I went through a phase when I was in my thirties of feeling SO not fresh and natural...

    I got over it.

    Why do we buy this shit? I mean, how many men do you know who sit around worrying that their penis just doesn't smell fresh today?

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  2. uh, unless my girlfriend is en route, not at all. even then, im just looking for clean, not poppourri, lol

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  3. So funny that we both thought of douche commercials for "fresh and natural"! It truly is what popped into my mind when I read that phrase. Scary, since douching leaves one neither fresh nor natural.

    Happy Sunday!

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  4. Really, who doesn't love a good douche commercial? Whenever I'm on my special lady time, I always think to myself, "Man, I wish I could walk on a beach at sunset.I could be comfortable if only I had sand in my crack and a sunburn."

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  5. Mine is up: http://capriceglob.blogspot.com/2008/08/weekly-free-association_19.html

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