Monday, February 15, 2010

Weird coincidence?

Richard is spraying weeds and uses a colorant so that he can see where he's sprayed and where he hasn't. Today, he passed me a package of Good and Plenty through the car window when suddenly we noticed the color of his shoes and the color on the package are almost the same!! Is this  meaningful or just some kind of weird coincidence?

Changes the meaning of Good and Plenty somewhat for me! Good and Plenty what??

I was reading recently that the aroma of G & P and the aroma of cucumbers is a combo that turns women on, literally.  Here's a report on the study:

Certain scents somehow stimulate areas of the brain involved in sexual arousal, said Alan Hirsch, famous neurologist.

To arrive at their findings, the researchers measured vaginal blood flow in 30 women after they were exposed via surgical masks to eight different scents or scent combinations: Good and Plenty and cucumber; baby powder; lavender and pumpkin pie; baby powder and chocolate; perfume; men's cologne; charcoal-grilled barbecue meat; and cherry. For comparison, the women also smelled a nonscented surgical mask. 

Overall, the researchers found that women's vaginal blood flow increased by 13 percent for both the Good and Plenty and cucumber combination or the baby powder, 11 percent for the combination of lavender and pumpkin pie, and 4 percent for the combination of baby powder and chocolate.

There was little or no effect for perfume or men's cologne. And both meat and cherries decreased vaginal blood flow, the study showed.

Previous studies in men have found that the smell of lavender and pumpkin pie increased penile  blood flow by 40 percent. 

The studies were done without benefit of the brand name so that didn't influence the participants. The study protocol interested me. They must have paid these gals in the test a pretty penny to submit to vaginal blood flow testing...I wonder how they did it? Clipped something on? They must have recruited a bunch of masochists for the testing.

Nevertheless with little to lose at a buck a box,  guys might try grinding up some G & P and slipping it in the old shirt pocket or sprinkling it around in the car before a hot date. Riding around in a cloud of G & P might improve the final outcome of the evening. Forget about a steak dinner or serving a slice of cherry pie. And throw out the cologne!!

Good and Plenty candy has been around since 1893 - who would guess it's such an old brand. The advertising jingle circa 1950 sums it all up - we know what they meant by "making his train run" and
"really rings my bell"- or have I been watching too much Mad Men?

Once upon a time there was an engineer
Choo Choo Charlie was his name, we hear.
He had an engine and he sure had fun
He used GOOD & PLENTY candy to make his train run.
Charlie says "Love my GOOD & PLENTY!"
Charlie says "Really rings my bell!"
Charlie says "Love my GOOD & PLENTY!"
Don't know any other candy that I love so well! 


  1. Anonymous3:13 PM

    that is too funny. Isn't there some study that said vanilla was a turn on for men. wouldn't you think good and plenties had vanilla. there might be a connection there also. that jingle is hilarious. coincidence? maybe

  2. Better not let Richard out of the house wearing those boots!