Excuse me, sir, is that a fishing rod in your pocket?
Perhaps Ron Popeil had a vision to put a fishing rod in everyone's pocket. After all, he's the inventor of the "Pocket Fisherman", plus many more gadgets and gizmos.
Celebrating his 77th birthday today, Popeil's inventions - all pitched on TV - have included, the "Chop-O-Matic", the "Dial-O-Matic", "Mr. Microphone", the "Inside the Shell Egg Scrambler", "Showtime Rotisserie" and more.
Here's a look at the "Pocket Fisherman" commercial from way back when.

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