Great Moments in Advertising

1962: Amalgamated Conglomerated Things, Inc., faced with declining sales for its flagship drain opener Bleen, unveils the now-beloved mascot “Cloggie the Doggie.”

Christine B. sends us Min! “Making ladies faint from cute overload where ever she goes. Four pounds of fluff and princess.”


  1. That’s a hair clog I would be happy to remove !
    (wraps cutie pie in warm towel & runs off to a corner )

  2. *peers at Mudbug* whatcha got there Mudbug? huh??

  3. Fird Birfle says:


  4. Another successful drain mission accomplished by Cloggie the Doggie!

  5. I would totally buy a product with a mascot called Cloggie the Doggie! Min is a cute little thing.

  6. Bleen indeed! Such cute little paws…

  7. Four pounds of fluff and princess and WIN!

  8. Jen Deyan says:

    Not too many doggies are cute soaking wet. I’d love to see a picture of Min fluffified!

  9. He does look like he was fished out of a drain

  10. I love chihuahuas, the are the Napoleon of the dog world!
    Of course this is a little girl so I need a terrifying female…hummm…
    Imelda Marcos?
    Catherine de Médicis?
    Lucrezia Borgia?
    Snooki from The Jersey Shore?

  11. phred's mom says:

    Snooki, most definitely Snooki. She beats all the others for the job.

  12. Rachael says:

    I have a huuuuuge soft spot for chihuahuas. Before I adopted one of my own (out of pity for the poor thing), I wondered why on earth anybody would want such a bug-eyed yappy little creature but now I know – they are sweet and loving and the best companions in the whole world. And mine never, ever barks! :)

  13. Theresa says:

    Poor Lucrezia was not a terrible person, she was used as currency. You want a real badass woman, look up Caterina Sforza:

  14. skippymom says:

    Wow, she was almost as formidable as you.

  15. Fird Birfle says:


  16. Fird Birfle says:

    “Conglomerated Things” = :)
    I KNEW that hadda be a “Mike”-ism !!!

    Hey Mike, how’s ya mudda???

  17. Theresa says:


  18. same here…Mike- inquiring minds need to know.

  19. “Amalgamated Conglomerated Things, Inc.” indeed! I, too, was just scrolling along and stopped short at that one. Scrolled back and shure ’nuff, it was a NOMTOM post. Love yer writing, dude! Cloggie the Doggie, love him too! And I want to work for Amalgamated Conglomerated Things, Inc. as a clog wrangler.

  20. skippymom says:

    My bathroom sink is perpetually clogged. I would like to order six cases of Bleen, provided, of course, that the package features a picture of Cloggie Doggie.

  21. Theresa says:

    Pictures? I have real clogs, I want REAL Cloggie Doggies!

  22. victoreia says:

    What she said!

  23. Fird Birfle says:

    wherrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre’s Theo?

    somebody said “bleen” !!

  24. possibly still playing with kitties??

  25. Fird Birfle says:

    that seems possible and also insightful!!!

  26. Theo has been deployed. NOT sure when he will get to post next. Hoping he is keeping Safe.

  27. skippymom says:

    How do you know this, KA? Do you have secret connections??
    Theo has to keep safe because we need him.

  28. Friends on Face book! I am not sure deploy is the right term though as I don’t think he is on the battle field. His Shmoop went to see him right before he shipped out.

  29. skippymom says:

    Hey, I tried to be friends with him on Facebook a long time ago and he politely explained that he used it just for his “real” friends and family. Maybe I’ll try again and see what happens.

  30. sleekityin says:

    Soggy, Cloggie, Doggie.

  31. elfdancer says:



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