Thursday, August 2, 2012

Drug Store Window



Today's picture shows a Drug Store window display. There is something of a publicity stunt going on. They are trying to sell a patent medicine called "Digestit", which promises all type of curative powers. To promote it, they have a piano player who has been playing non-stop in the window for over 60 hours. I really wonder if a person can play a piano for 60 hours without rest. I suspect that he has a twin brother, and when the man goes for a 2 minute potty break, his brother comes back. I just don't think someone could stay awake that long playing a piano.

7 comments:

  1. And I'll bet they sold a ton of that worthless stuff. Just some more snake oil.
    Now you see why the USDA was invented.

    Love the little guy in the suit and skimmer hat.

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  2. WOW, DIGESTIT is still being sold today. I just GOOGLED it and was very surprised with the sites that came up.
    But I don't understand what using DIGESTIT would have to do with playing a panio.

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  3. I'm amazed at what they got away with back then. Companies could say ANYTHING they wanted with no repercussions. Cracked.com did a top 16 list of some of the worst offenders.

    http://www.cracked.com/article_19311_the-16-most-hilariously-dishonest-old-school-advertisements.html

    This just boggles my mind.

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  4. After reading what DIGESTIT is suppose to do. I would guess that the piano player would need more than a 2 minute "potty" break.

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  5. I wonder if he was playing special Digestit music.

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  6. Yeah, I would TOTALLY argue for a twin brother or a lookalike. Or maybe piano players were supermen back then.

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  7. 60 hours? He's in the junior league! lol!
    http://www.worldrecordsacademy.org/arts/longest_piano_concert_world_record_set_by_Romuald_Koperski_101530.htm

    "Polish pianist Romuald Koperski, 54, got a thunderous ovation after he finished his 103 hours and 8 seconds piano recital at "Alfa Centrum" shopping mall - setting the new world record for the Longest piano concert. *
    His record-breaking recital consisted of classical musical compositions, jazz fragments and famous movie soundtracks.
    The pianist finished his brilliant performance with Fly Me To the Moon, a popular standard song written by Bart Howard in 1954 and frequently performed by Frank Sinatra.
    To get the world record for the Longest piano concert Mr Koperski has to continuously perform generally well known compositions, from classical pieces to jazz numbers and soundtracks from movies and musicals. Improvisation is not allowed.
    * the total lengh of the record is the recital itself (101 hours, 8 minutes and 3 seconds) + allowed breaks

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