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Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Forget

The cool thing about forgetting something, is that unless you are trying to remember it, you have no idea that you forgot it. In many cases, forgetting something is a blessing, because you probably should not have had the piece of information locked in your head anyway.
Case in point: Tuesday night on the way back from a brutal baseball game (18-13 them, although we should have kicked their butts but what are you going to do. They basically stole home about 12 times on passed balls. Not a fun evening.) and Mr. Dump mentioned that he’d brought up a singer to one of the player’s grandfather, who didn’t really remember the singer. And I mentioned “what about that other guy….” and completely blanked.
The funny thing is that I could totally picture him. I had the hair and the mustache burned into my brain, but his name, a name I had used about a billion times in the long ago as my humorous go-to guys, had escaped. Couldn’t remember it. Mr. Dump couldn’t remember it.
This morning, I did a Google search sort of describing him, and I got some false leads, but a name in one of the false leads reminded me of this guy’s name, and now it’s stuck back in my head again.
Can anyone guess the answer? Here are your clues – you’ll have to click this link to get the answer, you buncha cheaters.
1. 70’s television commercial star
2. Elvis hair (not “elvish”, Elvis)
3. kickin’ mustache

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  1. Okay, how many of you cheated before guessing?

  2. I guessed incorrectly, as I found out upon clicking. I was thinking Tony Orlando.

    I have a Slim Whitman album. Can’t remember how I got it, as I certainly didn’t buy it myself. He also shows up on a Christmas music compilation I own. The song he does there “All Through The Night” is actually quite lovely. His yodelly voice complements the lyric.

  3. then there was Box Car Willy, too. I gave my friend Chris a Slim Whitman album for Christmas in 1980. bluuuue eyes cryin’ in the rain….that was a precious song….

  4. Susan McNeill

     /  August 7, 2008

    then there was Box Car Willy, too. I gave my friend Chris a Slim Whitman album for Christmas in 1980. bluuuue eyes cryin’ in the rain….that was a precious song….

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