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Do you have writer’s/artist’s block? Don’t forget to check the supermarket tabloid ads for inspiration.

Listening to one of my favorite internet radio stations, Radio Paradise, I found this little gem of inspiration:


Here are some choice excerpts from the lyrics:

Step Right Up — Tom Waits

Step right up
Step right up
Step right up
Everyone’s a winner, bargains galore
That’s right, you too can be the proud owner
Of the quality goes in before the name goes on

That’s right, it fillets, it chops
It dices, slices, never stops
Lasts a lifetime, mows your lawn
And it mows your lawn
And it picks up the kids from school
It gets rid of unwanted facial hair
It gets rid of embarrassing age spots
It delivers a pizza

Please allow thirty days for delivery
Don’t be fooled by cheap imitations
You can live in it, live in it
Laugh in it, love in it
Swim in it, sleep in it
Live in it, swim in it
Laugh in it, love in it
Removes embarrassing stains from contour sheets
That’s right

And it entertains visiting relatives
It turns a sandwich into a banquet
Tired of being the life of the party?
Change your shorts
Change your life, change your life
Change into a nine-year-old Hindu boy
Get rid of your wife

Step right up, step right up, step right up
C’mon, c’mon, c’mon, c’mon, c’mon
Step right up
You can step right up
C’mon and step right up
C’mon and step right up