You, who are on the oats…

December 9, 2008

Blog Guy, I know you’re an authority on 1960s music. What’s David Crosby up to these days? I thought I saw him advertising oatmeal on television!

You’re thinking of Wilford Brimley, the white-haired actor in those ads.

No, I believe you’re confusing Brimley with that Amish guy on the Quaker Oats cartons.

He’s not Amish, he’s Quaker, or else they would be Amish Oats.

Yes, but no Quaker could play the 12-string guitar like Brimley could.

You mean like Crosby, which brings us back to your original question. The musician kind of dropped out of sight, and there are rumors that he moved to Switzerland and ran for political office under the assumed name of Luc Recordon. Clearly that clever name, “record-on,” was a tease to his many fans.

Switzerland? Wow! Cold country like that, I bet he goes through a lot of oatmeal! What was this Recordon guy’s election campaign slogan?

His bumper stickers said, “Teach your children well…”

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Above: David Crosby in 2006 file photo. REUTERS/ Lucas Jackson; Wilford Brimley publicity photo; Quaker Oats guy

Below: Councillor of State Luc Recordon at a Social Democratic Party faction meeting in Bern, Switzerland, December 9, 2008. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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Posted by ReNo | Report as abusive

I have learned to scroll down and look at primary photo before reading the blog, and, no lie, at first look I thought it was David Crosby. Very nice.

Posted by Tim | Report as abusive

Excellent! I love those six degrees-type mis-directions. Miss Direction, wasn’t that a play on Broadway? No, that was Miss Saigon, no that means you don’t like women, no that’s misogynist…

Posted by GoingLikeSixty | Report as abusive

Well, Sixty, the important thing is that this Christmas we all recognize Bing Crosby for his contribution to the supergroup that included him, Beverly Sills, Nash Bridges and Robert Young…

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

Thank you, Robert, now I can begin to truly understand (!) Swiss politics. After two years of living here I had still to make some headway, but your enlightened insights make it all clearer. Thanks a lot!

Posted by M | Report as abusive

Wow Bob… That reply to Sixty right there… You’re my freaking hero…

Posted by Bandage | Report as abusive

You’re way too kind….

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

[…] You, who are on the oats… He’s not Amish, he’s Quaker, or else they would be Amish Oats… […]

Posted by You, who are on the oats… | Bullshit² | Report as abusive

If the oats guy was Amish, his picture wouldn’t be on the box. They don’t do photography, something about it ‘stealing your soul.’

Posted by some other guy named Tim | Report as abusive