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Monday, September 9, 2013

Cal Worthington Dead at 92

The man who I based my 6th grade science project about Uranus is dead at age 92. I'll always remember trying to sell a gas giant in a cowboy hat with a whoopie cushion, which wouldn't be possible without the influence of Cal Worthington.

Cal the car salesman was a iconic local celeb with his ads featuring an animal he would usually call Spot and the memorable jingle of "Go See Cal". His outlandish commercials were the stuff of legend and no doubt made generations of people buy his cars, while catching the attention others with his showmanship.

He died watching football at home on Sunday.