I'm a citizen of both worlds. I spend most of the working week in the Other World (as we refer to the people and places outside of our Shangra-La called The Confederacy of Dunces). I spend a smaller portion of my week in Cloverdale. This duel citizenship, so to speak, gives me the opportunity to experience both the truly modern life of The Other World and the simpler, some would say 'backwards', life of Cloverdale. I'd like to share a few examples with you kind readers.
Chef Boy-Ar-Dee still sells his canned good on Cloverdale Weekend Television. Yum Yum for your Tum Tum!
This is what we see on Cloverdale Weekend Television from 11:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M. The famous old fashioned TV test pattern.
I'm ashamed to admit it but you can still see cigarette ads in Cloverdale. Remember, it is called the Confederacy of Dunces. This is for the special Camel Christmas Package.
Mr. Speedy still pushes Alka-Seltzer on Cloverdale Weekend Television. Its Pop Pop Fizz Fizz Oh What a Relief It Is!
In Cloverdale you can still buy 1 cent candy from the Chemist's shops, drive in's, and grocery stores. Can't buy much for a penny in The Other World.
And Yes........ McDonald's Hamburgers still cost 15 cents. Everything else on the menu is more expensive to subsidize the cost of the cheap burgers. The management believes its easier to do it that way than to constantly change the neon sign everytime they have a price increase. That's Cloverdale for you.
You can still purchase Lincoln Logs and Tinker Toys at Donaldson's Department Store in Cloverdale. Be honest, don't they take you back to your childhood?