Monday, October 13, 2008

Apparently, Not The "Best" Stuff .....

“And the world will be better for this

That one man, scorned and covered with scars
Still strove with his last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star ...”

- exerpt from "The Impossible Dream"

This afternoon, when Rupe got to work, Rupe’s boss’s wife was there.

She’s the actress.

She was dressed in jeans and scrubs.

It looked as if she had been to an audition or somesuch. And Rupe was correct in his assessment.

“I was in a new Snapple commercial”, she explained to Rupe.

“New?” Rupe queried.

There was something new from
Snapple? Whatever could it be?

“My line was
Snapple is now new and improved!’” Rupe’s boss’s wife revealed.

“Oh, no, no, no!” Rupe countered. “You see, Rupe happens to know
Snapple is made from the best stuff on Earth. There can be no ‘new and improved’. That’s absolutely contradictory to what Snapple stands for! This fact has been rote since Wendy The Snapple Lady told us Snapple is ‘Made from the best stuff on Earth®’ back in the ‘70's. The! Best! Stuff! There's no 'new and improved' when you have 'The Best Stuff'!”

She looked at Rupe and shrugged her shoulders.

Rupe stood there for a moment, thinking. “So, now what’s Rupe ‘posed to do? Forget gravity exists, too ... ?!?!?”

Rupe is surrounded by quixotical oxymorons wherever he goes ..... and there’s nothing to do but except it.

........................... ( STOP saying "The Best Stuff On Earth" )


  1. Wow, I forgot Snapple still existed....

  2. A time not so long ago I used to buy SNAPPLE by the case and keep it in my trunk. Then, I always had SNAPPLE for consumption at work. It was the sugar-free stuff, mind you, but it was quite scrumptious. I was quite fond of the sugar-free Peach Iced Tea. Yum.

  3. perhaps in that wonderful brief time that the large hadron collider was operational some new matter was created or something? the good folks at snapple were on the phone in an instant and added some of this new best stuff into their product? just maybe

  4. What were they thinking??? Need I remind them about the failure of the "new and improved" Coke? Everything old is new again....

  5. FOR SHAME! they best not mess m/ my Lemon Iced Tea Snapple...i rely on that stuff!

    -I saw Wendy on tv not too long talkin about how they fired her...

  6. I want to work with you Rupe, though I fear we would get nothing done.....I loves me some Snapple and they best not mess with the formula!


  7. Rupe, thanks for stopping by. Fun page. I'll be back! --jt

  8. I am sure Wendy appreciates you coming to her defense. I hear that Mr. Whipple needs some love, so go squeeze his Charmin!