We’ll return to our storyline-in-progress on Wednesday. In light of his unexpected passing at his Tampa, Florida home yesterday morning, I wanted to take a moment and pay tribute to legendary television pitchman Billy Mays.

I’ve always found Billy Mays to be fantastically entertaining in his infomercials, but my enjoyment of his work increased ten fold over the last few months with the airing of the new Discovery Channel series ‘Pitchmen’. It was an enjoyable and interesting look at the world of direct response marketing, and it gave you a glimpse at the man behind the persona. It will be sad watching this week’s episode knowing that we’ll have no new products pitched by Billy Mays.

My heart goes out to his family. I didn’t know Billy Mays, but I’ll certainly miss having him on my television.

I’ll be wearing a blue shirt today in his honor.

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