June 2012

Classic commercials

Remember these?

My wife, my daughter and I were riding in the car a couple of days ago when the subject of Dunkin’ Donuts’ old “Time to go make the donuts” commercial came up.  My daughter of course, had no idea what we were talking about so my wife explained it to her.  That got my old, nostalgic, '80s brain clicking away.

I couldn’t help but recall with fondness some of the great '80s commercials.  I was also sad because my daughter wouldn’t know those commercials except through the magic of YouTube.

Brett Michaels' "Pets Rock"

Brett designs pet clothes.

This week I learned that one of my idols as a teenager, Brett Michaels, will be releasing a line of pet clothing in PetSmart called “Pets Rock.”  Brett Michaels is the lead singer of one of the premier hair metal bands of the 80s, Poison.  In my opinion, this will be Brett’s final step in turning in his “Cool Card.” 

Brett has done other projects in the past besides being the front man of Poison.  He is of course a singer/ songwriter.  He’s done movies before.  He’s been on several reality TV shows including Brett Michaels’ Rock of Love and Celebrity Apprentice.  Even through his several incarnations on TV and the big screen I was somehow able to remember him owning the crowd on stage with Poison.  With this move he seems to be (at least in my mind) separating himself a little bit from his rock icon status.   Pet clothing? Seriously?