He’s fresh-up with Seven-Up. And she – well, she is fresh too – fresh out of luck. No more blind dates for her!
Yes, the problems are certainly piling up, and not just on the table:
I suppose it’s the kind of Bad Date where she’s just sort of given up and starts laughing, with a tinge of hysteria, because she never dreamed that Clyde would turn out to be so – so weird.
He spent the first hour of the date talking and talking – and talking – about his many problems. Did he even think to ask how her algebra final went? Or whether she liked Sinatra’s latest record? I don’t think so!
And now he’s demonstrating what his many, many problems look like, in his head. They look like notebooks and hamburgers and drinking straws and possibly a few cookies. Also, a few earrings on a plastic rod.
It’s best not to ask why he brought all this rigamarole with him. Just smile. And maybe take your hands away from your ears. I’m sure he’ll quiet down once he’s finished building his little Palace of Despair.
The white socks with the all-black ensemble, that’s another problem. But not as big a problem as the spatial ones. Because they’ve managed to find a diner with chairs and tables in three dimensions – but with a counter, a jukebox and presumably the food and drink – in only two.
Except for the shimmering green bottles of 7 Up. Of course. Because they are special and can transform from one dimension of space to another. That’s some high-energy drink, huh? They have been coaxed from the faint and terrified counterman, who is trying to hide behind a menu. And the ad (see link below for the big version) tells us that after a bottle of 7 Up, in 2 to 6 minutes exactly, you will have tons of new energy.
Just what Clyde needs, more energy. How about the counterman make him something to slow him down, like a big glass of milk. And a turkey sandwich, full of tryptophan. He really needs to cool it.
Because they probably are not on planet Earth at this point. Even if they are, and even if she has a whole purseful of Mad Money, the laughing girl is really going to have a hard time getting a cab to take her back to reality.
Many thanks to Tom Cook at Retro Ads and Graphics for this amazing ad. Speaking of amazing, his site is – well, totally amazing! Please go take a look, if you love retro ads (and graphics) you are in for a fabulous treat.