Thursday, March 22, 2018


We have a simple theory of relateeveety for this Thursday.....

From Wikipedia:

A tube man, also known as a skydancer, air dancer, or Wacky Inflatable Arm Waving Tube Man and originally called the Tall Boy, is an inflatable moving advertising product comprising a long fabric tube (with two or more outlets), which is attached to and powered by an electrical fan. As the electrical fan blows air through the fabric tube, this causes the tube to move about in a dynamic dancing or flailing motion.

The design of the tube man was invented by Peter Minshall, an artist from Trinidad and Tobago, along with a team that included Israeli artist Doron Gazit, for the 1996 Summer Olympics. Minshall originally called his invention the "Tall Boy". Gazit eventually patented the concept of an inflatable, dancing human-shaped balloon and licensed the patent to various companies that manufacture and sell the devices.

Everything has the capability of being alive in Toobworld - food, appliances, toilets, cars.  And now we know that the Tube Man in this Carvana commercial is a living being as well.  He's not a prop at that car dealership; he's an employee.  he punches a time clock; drives a car; lives in a beautiful house with his beautiful wife; and they have a beautiful child.

I can't speak for Mrs. Tubeman being faithful to their marriage vows all the time, but I'm certain that their child must be the offspring of Mr. Tubeman.  And there is no need for a blood test - even if they had blood!  All you have to do is look at their kid and remember this basic rule:

To create the secondary color green, one evenly mixes the primary colors of yellow and blue.

But the balloon gods help them if Mrs. Tubeman gives birth to a purple baby or a little orange boy runs up to Mr. Tubeman at the mall and shouts "Daddy!"



Jim Peyton said...

Double coffee noser. Your work is done

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if anyone else caught that, I had to point it out to my husband. Such a clever use of colors for the family! Had to reach waaayyy back to elementary school for that one! :) Thanks for posting.