Sometimes, you stumble across something that reminds you of how simple things used to be.
In a world filled with nourishing, hydrating, volumizing, cleansing, nutrition, resurrection, tear free, reparative, stimulating, revitalizing,therapeutic, silky, moisture rich, anti itch, dandruff preventing, organic, gluten free, bodifying, aloe, all natural, smoothing, deep shine, endurance, sleek, mango-coconut-vanilla infused shampoos out there…I was both shocked (and honestly, more than-a-little pleased) to notice, sticking out like a green thumb, amongst the overwhelming visual menagerie of hair care products, a tube of Prell.
In a world obsessed with new, personalized options for just about everything, how could something as simple as Prell still exist?
I mean Prell? Just Prell. When your hair is dirty, use it, and your hair will get clean. Huh? How about that?
I guess there’s (still) something to be said for doing just one thing and doing it well.
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Attention media (including late night tv hosts, radio personalities and shock-bloggers) – for the sake of our kids, please do all of us a favor let this Elmo nonsense go quietly into “Bolivian” as Iron Mike would say. You’ve done your job and “reported the news.” Now let it go. Making more of this situation because the guy happens to be famous is shallow and a lazy way to get some laughs. Trust me, in the long run, continuing to force this issue into the spotlight is going to do more harm than good. There is simply no way that a child of 2,3,4,5 yrs old will be able to grasp the concept of Elmo as “just a puppet” and really shouldn’t have to anyway. Hell, I can remember getting my license as a teenager and thinking to myself, “Cool, maybe NOW I can finally figure out how to get to Sesame Street. I’m pretty sure it’s somewhere in New York.” As a character “Elmo” lives in the hearts and minds of millions of children and we (cynical adults) have no right to infect that very special, innocent place with the problems and inappropriate choices some people make in the real world.
Where are all the visionaries today? Hopefully not settled into typing and texting like we do today. Interesting to look back to see where we’ve been…and dream of where we can go.