I'm testing a theory that Victor Fleming's masterpiece "The Wizard of Oz" is so woven into popular culture that someone or something makes reference to it at least once every day. It comes up in conversations, songs, TV shows, ads, other films, colloquial saying, etc. For one year I'll be updating this blog each time Oz comes up. Check back daily to see if the theory holds water, or melts in it. (And try it yourself. You'll start to notice Oz everywhere, I promise.)

Monday, July 14, 2008

sad reference

I got an Oz reference today in a catalog I was mindlessly flipping through. But I spent the whole day at a wake and I'm too exhausted to explain the reference. My word will have to be taken at face value today.


C'est Diva said...

I received this today in my "Dare Foods Grab Life By the Tastebuds" email.

I'm tuned into "The Wizard of Oz" right now, because I'm appearing in a spectacular production of it in Long Beach, CA.

Cecily Gish
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The Man Behind the Curtain said...

Nice Oz reference!

Has your Oz show opened? If so, post a link.