24 April 2009
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It's been a while since I've been so intrigued by a minor household item.  Today we focus again on packaging.  Unlike the Hershey's Kisses and Sticks whose packaging has been the subject of endless rumination, we have today a product whose package will be shown, but I shall stringently restrain my rumination to keep out of trouble.  The United States Department of Homeland Security and local police forces throughout the country would have it no other way, and I don't want to spend the rest of my life writing in Europe.  Even though I will suppress my inclination to double-space the balance of this blog, you may read, silently, between the lines.

Liquid-PLUMR Foaming Pipe Snake

That is the actual name of the product.  Of course "Foaming Pipe Snake" is also a good name for a rock band.  I wouldn't care to guess if the Clorox Company, owner of the brand, would sue the putative band, or simply pour some of the product, otherwise used to clear clogged drains, into their amplifiers.  I had a clogged drain.  I poured a whole bottle (as recommended) into the drain, waited an hour, and flushed the drain with hot water.  No more clog.  If this were a RIKLReviewTM I would stop there with that ringing endorsement.  For the record, I did have foam around the drain, as sometimes happens, according to the product FAQ.  Of course, I used the product before reading the FAQ, so I didn't expect the dilatory foam.  But it was OK.

Liquid Plumr Foaming Pipe Snake bi-bottle.

None of which has anything to do with this blog, which is about the package, not the product.  The first thing I noticed about the bottle was the line running down the middle.  I looked at it curiously, and moments later determined that it was actually two separate chambers covered by a single lid.

Unfortunately, I have nothing much to say about the package beyond "Look at that!"  Or perhaps "Who knew it would be so easy to find something like that at an ordinary store!"  Or perhaps "My imagination fails me!" 

But that last would be a lie.


Liquid Plumr Foaming Pipe Snake top detail showing separate chambers.

1990 Corvette ZR1 - FOR SALE

Special Advertising Section

Please buy this lovely blue Corvette ZR1

Now, with Collector's Kit

Corvette ZR1 1990 Quasar Blue FOR SALE

 "When I Get My Plane"



The Interex Show was (is?) a trade show dedicated to Hewlett-Packard computers.  When my company made the "Expressway" and the "Cloverleaf" HPIB Buffers (and before Agilent split from HP), I would attend this show.  Different world!

Richard Factor

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