Far from being vestigial appendages, our fingers and toes are more important than ever, helping us accomplish vital daily tasks such as flossing and wearing flip-flops. Give the little piggies on your hands and feet a buff, a fluff, and be blown away with today's deal: $30 for a classic manicure and pedicure at Somers Salon & Spa in Clearwater (a $66 value). Your inaugural visit to the spa comes with a new-guest welcome pack, which includes savings for your next few visits as well as insider information on how to successfully tame wild horses (except for Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, who cannot be tamed—he cannot!).
Over the course of approximately 1.5 hours, your opposable knuckle sticks will be equipped with shiny new finger helmets worthy of a Costanza hand model. Put your hands where a member of the skilled staff can see them and you'll be rewarded with a neat nail trimming of finger and toe nails. Perfectly symmetrical tips will take the place of past unruly edges. Cuticles will be gently groomed into a more sightly disposition. The skilled 'curists will massage your feet with their hands and your hands with their feet. Your handle bars and kick stands will be left feeling buttery and spry. A deliberate polishing finishes up your transformation from hand abandon to extreme extremity envy.
The benefits of your mani-pedi last longer than the decadent experience itself. Because your hands are always out in front, the condition of your nails and skin will affect people's impression of your age, hygiene, and the likelihood of you owning a 1996 Dodge Neon. A sophisticated look is never complete without youthful hands and strong nails. Climb the ladder at work and get more helpful attention on your next shopping trip with well-manicured hands. Long for the days of open-toed shoe season as you rub your silky feet together under the covers on a chilly night in order to start a small, controlled ankle fire.
The Continuing Adventures of Manny & Peddy
Older folks and non-nail owners might associate the phrase mani-pedi with the popular 1950s children’s television program The Continuing Adventures of Manny & Peddy, the story of two bumbling friends and the embarrassing, yet educational, situations in which they find themselves. Here’s a transcript from a 1952 episode:
Manny: Peddy, are you done painting that silo yet? President Teddy Roosevelt is going to be here any minute!
Peddy: Sh-sh-sure thing, Manny! Let me just balance my open can of paint on the top of this ladder! (climbs down) Say, Manny, what’s the big deal with Teddy Roosevelt, anyway?
Manny: You featherhead! Teddy Roosevelt was one of our nation’s greatest presidents! By passing the Antiquities Act of 1906, Roosevelt and his successors were able to create numerous national parks and monuments we still enjoy today!
Teddy Roosevelt: (enters) Did someone mention The Antiquities Act?
Manny & Peddy: (in unison) President Roosevelt!
Teddy Roosevelt: Bully!
Peddy: Mister President, don’t lean on that ladder!
Although 750 episodes of Manny & Peddy were produced between 1951 and 1956, the film archives were destroyed in 1991, when the Smithsonian Institute of Television and Radio proclaimed them not very good.
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