I was rifling through my mother’s cupboards the other day looking for a snack, when I found this:
I was less interested in the tomato soup than the contest advertised on the side where you could win a walk-on role on the TV show American Dreams. If you’re not familiar with American Dreams, that’s probably because IT WAS CANCELED IN 2005.
I’m pretty sure that contest has expired, and looking at the red stamps that say “August 2006” on the bottom of the cans, I’m pretty sure the soup has expired too. This is one American dream that won’t come true.
ETA: I just discovered when spell-checking this entry that both “canceled” and “cancelled” are considered proper spellings. The former is American, whereas the latter is British, but since this post is about American Dreams, I went all American.