Thursday, July 29, 2010

It's the best thing

"It’s the best thing since sliced bread…”

You’ve got to wonder about that statement. Everything that gets applied to it doesn’t seem to stick. Let’s say that comes up about the cell phone. We’ll, if that was true, wouldn’t we then be saying “It’s the best thing since the cell phone.” No…instead we still use the sliced bread analogy. It’s like sliced bread has a lock on “the best” and is going for the record!

What’s the record? Not sure, but before sliced bread they were probably saying “It’s the best thing since the invention of the wheel.” It has to be. People keep trying to invent it!

Before the wheel they said, “It’s the best thing since fire”. Well, people living around the equator probably weren’t that impressed with fire actually but up North they were finally able to thaw out grandpa…boy was he pissed too.



Before fire, who knows? You could say sex…but this was before they invented ladies scented body wash or deodorant or razors or anything so I’m thinking not. Maybe they just didn’t have a best thing back then.

30 comments:

Mrsupole said...

Ha, women are better than bread.

God bless.

aladdinsane12 said...

cave drawings? i'm sure those were pretty radical at the time.

lime said...

it's the greatest thing since the atari system!

naw, that doesn't work at all.

The Incredible Woody said...

Best thing since fancy coffee?

Roy said...

I dunno. I always heard it as "It's the best thing since canned beer."

sharonheg said...

Sliced bread, the wheel, whatever. Chocolate's got them all beat.

Megan said...

Plumbing trumps everything.

Janna said...

If you combine bread AND wheels, you get bagels.

Just thought I'd point that out, for no particular reason.

Subby said...

Megan's trump works for me...um...most times...!

But seriously wi' a' th' commercials touting drugs...jus' sayin'...

monica said...

dish washers - can we survive without?

Roy Scribner said...

Best thing since mammoth drumsticks!

VE said...

Mrsupole – I know, without them there’d be no drama! ;)
Aladdinsane12 – Yes, but the popcorn you got while viewing them was still bad even back then!

Lime – It didn’t work for the crazy straw or the chia pet either…

Incredible woody – You’re toying with me…

Roy – Now I could go with that one. I once had a collection of over 6,000 beer cans…

Sharonheg – You took the words right out of Perpetual Chocoholic’s mouth…

Megan – Until you have to fix it that is…

Janna – Genius…and if you toast it too long…fire! It’s all making sense now…

Subby – Except for that big dump that lodges so it won’t flush and then….oh, never mind…

Monica – Isn’t that why women get married? ;)

Roy – Here, here, I’ll toast to that!

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

I just wasted 5 minutes I could have been standing in a coffee line up somewhere;-)

CatLadyLarew said...

How about the best thing since gnomes?

CatLadyLarew said...

Seriously... figuring out which of your posts I missed would be the best thing since white bread! To be down by one post on your blog roll is just plain shameful...

CatLadyLarew said...

Did I say white bread? I did! Make that sliced bread. Or even better yet, sliced white bread... perfect for making bread balls when we were kids. (But I would never think of making bread balls now that I'm a responsible adult...)

CatLadyLarew said...

I demand a recount! Because I have OCD and because I also have no life (obviously)... I just spent the last hour going back to see which of your posts I missed commenting on so far this year and there was my little picture on each and every comment window. Why, oh, why hath your blog roll counter forsaken the CatLady?

At least it was a fun trip down memory lane, going back through all your old posts, so it was not a wasted effort. Now... I suppose I should get busy cleaning the house or something useful like that. Nah... that would be boring.

Jingle said...

good point,
it is true in many ways!

Subby said...

VE, I won't even start on the construction sites( and th' plumber's rituals on new homes! )

Monkey Man said...

For Ted Bundy wasn't it "This is the best thing since sliced women." Not that he was ever accused of mixed metaphors.

ReformingGeek said...

I'm glad you didn't write about it being "better than sex". I don't know anyone that agrees with that statement when someone says it to them!

Megan said...

Benefits of renting - somebody else has to fix it!

Subby said...

Must...stay...away...from...song...parodies...! Thanks VE, not only do I have th' earworm but the imagery! GAAAAH!

Elizabeth said...

In my life it would be the best thing since disposable diapers!

secret agent woman said...

Hey, wait a minute - ladies scented body wash? You think unwashed men are a slice of heaven?

Just to let you know, I had to change my blog URL. This avatar links to the new site.

Dee said...

dude you gotta admit bread is da bomb! and sliced bread??? come on , no more tearing at a loaf.

gab said...

the best thing since we started blogging? doesnt work? I thought so. lol Bread wheel chocolate whatever its the best thing ever.

VE said...

Perpetual chocoholic – Waiting in line is the best thing since just standing around with no purpose…

Catladylarew – Oh sure, now you’ve got the gnomes thinking they’re high and mighty…and just after I told them they’re not above weeding my back yard…

Catladylarew – I’ve always said that anyone can demand an audit. I was mistaken once before so I’ll do my own check and if I’m wrong, I’ll put you back up at the appropriate spot but if I’m right, I’ll let you know which one you missed.

Jingle – It’s the best post since sliced bread, right?

Subby – Yes, having just had a house built two years ago…I don’t want to know!

Monkey man – I’ve always heard that sliced women are PMS free. Might just be an urban legend though…

Reforminggeek – Being a guy, I certainly wouldn’t say that!

Megan – Then there are the landowners who never respond…

Subby – Don’t know what possessed me to go with that one. I just knew I should add a new one and that jumped out…scary!

Elizabeth – You can use sliced bread for those too!

Secret agent woman – No…I just don’t have to sleep with unwashed men so I had to focus on what I know… Oh, and I’ll update your linky…

Dee – Yes, sandwiches just aren’t the same when you have a big glob of bread at both ends…

Gab – Well yeah…it should be the best thing since we started blogging. Before our blogging the world was without form, void, dark (ok…so I thought about this at night…)

CatLadyLarew said...

Thanks for indulging my little obsessions! Talk about a burning need to be first... God, I'm demented!

VE said...

catladylarew - I've conducted the audit and it looks like you've had perfect comment attendence. I'll correct the blog roll very soon. See...audits can be good!