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COMPETITION NO. 41: HISTORICAL PRODUCT ENDORSERS. Please offer a marketing slogan with an unexpected celebrity attached. For example:
Dorothy Parker for Gillette: “When only the sharpest edge will do.”
“This is Keith Richards for Volvo. Because safety is my first priority.”
Jesus of Nazareth: “Hi — I’m the Son of God, but I’m also a carpenter. At the Home Depot … ”
Enter on Twitter with the hashtag #historicalproductendorsers, or in the comments thread below, by February 21.
RESULTS OF COMPETITION NO. 40, “UNEXPECTED GOP CANDIDATES,” in which you were asked to suggest the latest entrants into the fray.
HONORABLE MENTION TO:
Richard Nixon: “Except for Watergate, I’m not looking so bad anymore, am I?”
Brian Williams: “You can believe in me! And find out the truth long after I’m out of office.”
David Copperfield: “I will make the national debt disappear!”
Monica Lewinsky: “Down with Hillary!”
Dan Quayle: He’s learned how to spell “disenfranchisement.”
David and Charles Koch: “Skip the middleman.”
Mark Zuckerberg for president, Sergei Brin for veep: “Because we already know how you are going to vote.”
Michelle Obama: “Not another Clinton or Bush.”