Sunday, April 22, 2012

Scrambled Slogans

My NPR Sunday Puzzle credentials go back just about to the beginning of its run in 1987, but today's was one of the funniest I can remember.

Will Shortz gave the contestant and host Rachel Martin seven classic advertising slogans with the last word scrambled. They were supposed to unscramble and name the brand or product associated with the phrase.

Here are the clues, with a bit of visual assistance from me. Pretend it's one of those matching quizzes, and draw an imaginary line between the phrase and the appropriate visual reference:

Get a piece of the cork.
Obey your tshirt.
I can't believe I ate the whole night.
You've questions, we've got rawness.
The breakfast of nacho imps.
Please don't squeeze the rich man.
There are some things money can't buy, for everything else there's mad craters.

I'll leave you to it. Excuse me while I go obey my tshirt.


Michael Leddy said...

I felt for that guy this morning-- he seemed kinda blissfully free of ad awareness.

As for me, I'm marveling at how you got all those pictures and bits of text to line up so nicely (and with pics so uniform in size).

Daughter Number Three said...

I was proud of that myself. (Made all the photos a uniform width in Photoshop, then manually made an HTML table, since Blogger doesn't give us that option in the WYSIWYG editor.)

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

That contestant must have been young, because who doesn't remember "can't believe I ate the whole thing"? You ate it, Ralph.