Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Alien update

Well, The Velvet Blog has now been sent into space!

If any aliens contact me, I'll let you know.

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I sure hope it's the Quisp guy.


Grammarian said...

Quake or bust.

Jim Donahue said...


Grammarian said...


unclewilly said...

One of you is going to leave this table pronto if you don't shut up. Just let me have my coffee in peace!

Jay Jordan said...


something else for jerry falwell to rail against!

Jovianne said...

So TVB is now immortalized in outer space.
Wonder if years from now the feed will be sent back to earth as a cryptic message. . . ?
Freddie should submit his blog to space also.

John said...

What the hell is Quisp?

Jim Donahue said...


In the mid to late 1960s, there were two cereals, Quisp and Quake, that--as I remember, anyway--tasted exactly alike. Cap'n Crunchesqe.

Quisp featured an alien on the box; Quake, a miner.

At some point, the manufacturer decided to kill one of them, and had a "contest" to pick your favorite, with the loser being discontinued. There were lots of TV ads with people shouting out the name of their fave cereal.

(Grammarian, am I remembering this correctly?)

NYPinTA said...

Wow. Before my time. I remember them having a vote as to whether or not Robin should live or die.

Grammarian said...

Pretty much that's how I remember it, although from a history on the web I read that they tried to turn Quake into a cowboy before they killed him off.

By the way, Quisp is back:

John said...

They KILLED OFF a cereal mascot?! Thats...geez. Is there archival footage somewhere?

"As we can see here, Quake's head goes back, and to the left. Back, and to the left..."

I remember there used to be three bakers in the "Cinnamon Toast Crunch" commercials, then two of them mysteriously disappeared.

Grammarian said...

Um, sorry, I got that wrong. What I meant to say was that Quake doesn't exist. Quake never existed. Rumors of Quake's existence were invented by spies to destroy our nation. There is no Quake. We must all join together to ensure that there never again will be a Quake, even though there never was one in the first place.