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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Charlie Crist reduced to being himself again: Pitchman, just NOT from a pitching mound. At least it's not for Chevy!



SarahRumpfFL video:
Charlie Crist's new TV ad!
http://youtu.be/-rcg_-8hB4E


The title of today's post will be somwhat mystifying to you if you didn't see the video of Charlie crist that appeared in my October 8th, 2010 post titled,
Another reason to vote against Charlie Crist: his pitching is clearly outside of the 'mainstream'


I first discovered this video above uploaded to YouTube by Winter Park blogger Sarah Rumpf this morning at her SunshineStateSarah blog -clever title!- and then a reference over to it later in the morning at the St. Pete Times Florida politics blog, The Buzz, which you all should have bookmarked by now.


http://www.sunshinestatesarah.com/2011/05/it-was-only-matter-of-time.html http://www.sunshinestatesarah.com/

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/content/charlie-crist-back-tv-trial-lawyer-pitchman
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/

On the positive side, though some of you who supported Charlie Crist for the U.S. Senate last year must surely be disheartened to see your man who was going to take on the partisan Washington establishment reduced to the newest lawyer advertising on TV, at least he wasn't singing and dancing his way thru... a rendition of "See the USA in Your Chevrolet."

The iconic advertising song first sung in the early 1950's by Dinah Shore on her eponymous TV show sponsored by Chevy,
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show -how's that for synergy?- and more recently, sung by the cast of Fox-TV's Glee, following the Super Bowl, which I featured here on February 6th in a post titled, Going Old School & New School: 'See the USA in Your Chevrolet' TV ad - Dinah Shore in 1952, 'Glee' cast in 2011http://hallandalebeachblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/going-old-school-new-school-see-usa-in.html


In a word: Brilliant!

See the USA in Your Chevrolet - Dinah Shore, 1952 http://youtu.be/iK43-ERSwwM



The Cast of Glee "See the USA in Your Chevrolet"
2011 TV ad in show following Super Bowl 45 
http://youtu.be/JD7EsyYlqlU


For those of you who had never heard of or seen the original iconic Dinah Shore Madison Avenue classic, you're welcome.


That song was literally trapped in my brain over the weekend, and seemed to keep coming out as I hit one red light after another while traveling thru our local tri-partite ocean-side kingdom of Aventura, Hollywood and Hallandale Beach.

The part that I kept singing at the intersection -alone- waiting for the traffic light to turn green?

Traveling East, Travelling West
Wherever you go Chevy service is best
Southward or North, near place or far
There's a Chevrolet dealer for your Chevrolet car

Ironically, the law offices of popular South Florida lawyer/TV pitchman David W. Singer, so famous for his TV ads during Florida Marlins telecasts, are located down the street from me on U.S.-1, near Hollywood Elementary School.

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Not Breaking News: In this area, we have some east-west crossings of U.S.-1 that seem to last all of three seconds -and not a second longer.

http://www.youtube.com/user/SarahRumpfFL


For some fascinating videos on older cars, please see AutomobileHistoryUSA's YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/AutomobileHistoryUSA

Here's one to give you an idea of what awaits you:



The Highway of Tomorrow: The Pennsylvania Turnpike (1951) sponsored by Chevrolet, in Technicolor

http://youtu.be/ohtUiPZ0xSc

http://www.vintagechevrolet.org/

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#HollywoodFL based photographer/entrepreneur Esther Chuang w/Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy

What a night we had! #HollywoodFL based photographer/entrepreneur Esther Chuang with a very elated Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy at his Victory Party, held at Leo Anato's Atelier3/AT3 on Harrison Street & S. 19th Avenue, Hollywood. AT3's great environment and the amazing variety of food prepared by chef Kevin Dreifuss, former owner/chef of ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016

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Cityline on A1A and the beach
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Before I was a Hoosier, I was an NMB Charger, Class of 1979.

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