Monday, September 27, 2010

Ruby Tuesday - Smart and Clean










Ruby Tuesday arrives for the red we may find. anytime, any place or anywhere. Or even by anybody. Allegra captured this gem, a Smart Car in Paris years ago. With Monsieur Propre on its flanks. 


As an advertising device, the ovoid Smart caught my eye, as did the bald symbol known heretofore to us Americans as the ubiquitous Mr Clean. Allegra though this to be a cool frame - and perfect for RT!







I found this video delight - TV ads seem to follow the same format worldwide


Commercialism can be cute in any language...



16 comments:

Felisol said...

Sure, I'd hire Mr. Clean any day to make my house look that shiny.
The sad thing is, one's gotta scrub and rub the old fashioned way no matter what the commercials say.
At least, that's my experience.

bj said...

Now, Ralph, this is too cool for school. I love it. and I'd love Mr. Clean, too, if he'd come make my house sparkle and shine.
Great Red here...
bj

EG Wow said...

I think these tiny cars are sooo cute...but I'm not sure I'd feel safe riding along a highway in one.

chubskulit said...

I would love to drive smart car, it wouldn't be a problem to park (which I am horrible at lol). Thanks for visiting my Ruby Tuesday Ralph!

DrillerAA09 said...

The car might be smart, the French...now that's another story. Just sayin'.

Stephanie V said...

Definitely smart! That's great advertizing. I've enjoyed watching Mr Clean evolve over the years. And now over cultures.

Marie said...

I´d love to have Mr Clean around ;-) Please have a great tuesday.

Gattina said...

I didn't know that Mr. Propre is also used in the US, lol ! I use it too ! It's very well known in Belgium.

eden said...

I would love to try Mr Clean. We have Mr Muscle here and I am using it to clean our floor.

Thanks for visiting.

Auntie E said...

Mr Clean is prefect in any language is so true. Loved the commercial. Now as to the Car... well I do not like all the advertisements on them. I think it is too distracting to other drivers. the car itself to a cute little thing. Wouldn't want to be in a accident with it though.
Garden Secrets

Dianne said...

that bald guy sure does get around ;)

I love the doors in the photo

Kim, USA said...

Growing up in the Philippines I am used to Mr Clean commercial ^_^. And by the way, the smart car is pretty!
Pop corn

Raven said...

That was just fun.... great Ruby Tuesday post.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Excellent! It looks like a toy.

My Ruby Tuesday Post

Carletta said...

Love the car! However, I don't think big Mr. Clean/Monsieur Propre would fit inside. :)
I have to agree with Felisol - we all have to scrub no matter what we use.
Fun post Ralph!

Gary Orona said...

That's Mr. Clean in the Philippines.

Thanks for sharing this Ralph. And thanks for visiting my blog!