The older things get, the more faded they become. Take these two instances as examples of my fading mindset.
I thought this was funny.
Apparently, there’s a company named this:
Getrag is an automotive supplier that makes transmissions. I never heard of them prior to driving past one of their plants, and I found their name to be humorous in a juvenile way, but if you asked me to explain why, my answer would be fuzzy at best.
I thought this was creepy.
This all might have happened on the same day, but one of these pulled up behind me, and I thought it looked evil:
Hyundai Santa Fe
It’s not like I had seen one before (maybe I haven’t), but the design is intimidating. At least it was in person.
Man, was I off my game that day… or just hung over…
If one day I break down to the point of requiring psychiatric help, please direct my caretakers to these blog posts about my weird dreams. I’m sure the answers to curing my mind can be found somewhere here.
What clues this might provide, I don’t know, but I was boarding a plane and there was a big kerfuffle about someone on board. The rumor had it was a celebrity, but the facts were unclear.
As I made my way to my seat, I was greeted by this:
(Fairly) Artistic Representation
As it turned out, I was seated next to the celebrity – the world’s best Billy Joel impersonator, Guinea Joel.
It seems like a punderferul stretch for my subconscious when this would have been so much easier:
One of the benefits of having my house broken into for the second time in two months (yes – this happened, and yes – there is a benefit) is cleaning up old shit. In this case, it’s food that I should have gotten around to throwing out a while ago.
Sorry that the pictures below are not that clear. This is because my phone is two years old, and in the world of technology, it’s out-dated… just like this food.
It’s a shame about the Sean’s Irish Cream Liqueur… I’ll never know how tasty the 17% alcohol concoction could have been. That is, unless my sibs buy it as a Christmas present for me again. (Me and the booze have the same name!)
The Rice Krispies box made me laugh because of its screaming promotion for Monster’s, Inc. Jigglypuff elicited the same response (that’s the Pokémon on the Kraft’s Mac & Cheese).
And I have to be honest about one thing… provided I have a weekend with no plans, I will probably still try to eat the Campbell’s Soup and the Laffy Taffy.
Halloween is here, and it’s time to test (or bone up on) your candy history. Yummy!
1) Baby Ruth
a) New York Yankee Hall of Famer, Babe Ruth
b) President Grover Cleveland’s daughter in infant form, Ruth
c) inventor Ruth Baby
d) it’s really a) but b) is the cover story
a) The Mars Family’s dog
b) The Mars Family’s cat
c) The Mars Family’s horse
d) The Mars Family’s hamster’s poop
3) Mike and Ike
a) as a result of a company-wide contest
b) after a 1937 song titled “Mike and Ike (The Twins)”
c) after a Vaudeville act “Mike and Ike, We’re Just Alike”
d) after the founder’s family friends named Mike Greene and Ike Johnson
e) who knows?
4) Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
a) a former dairy farmer named Reese
b) a former peanut farmer named Reese
c) a former chocolatier named Reese
d) a former wrestler named Reese
5) Everlasting Gobstoppers
a) the film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”
b) the film “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
c) the book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
d) it’s all a big Coinkydink (or Coinkydonk)
Scream 4 won’t be out until next year, but that hasn’t stopped them from advertising it already. As you can see, the marketers have opted for 2 Fast 2 Furious-style campaign (image in gallery after the jump) that Tron Legacy and The Final Destination abandoned prior to looking, well, fucking idiotic (original images also below).
So if this “stupid trend” finds new life again, I may scream. But imagine the confusion if this method of advertising held true for other previous movies. We would have had:
This was a question brought up by my friend Chris. You see, within one week (six days actually), he encountered not one, not two, not three but three songs by Roger Miller. I was not aware I was aware of him and his music, and neither was Chris, but for some reason, he decided to investigate.
On Tuesday, during an episode of the excellent Raising Hope (which was originally called Keep Hope Alive – a much funnier name), there was a song featured as a recurring joke. It was called, Do Wacka Do and it went a little something like this:
Then on Friday, while he was oot n’ aboot (that’s Canadian for “out on the town”), he heard King of the Road, a tune we were each already familiar with, but did not know the performer:
Then on Sunday, while watching the excellent Jackass 3D (which should have been called Keep Johnny Knoxville Alive), a bit was built around this ditty called You Can’t Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd:
I don't think that house-shaped "A" made the final cut. Also... is this really an effective opening image? It makes me think someone jumped out the window.
The jury’s still out on ABC’s new superhero drama(?) No Ordinary Family, but despite my borderline indifference towards it, I’m still regularly watching it. To me, executive producer Greg Berlanti knows as much about superheroes as Heroes’ executive producer Tim Kring did (I’ve ranted about him once before).
Let’s take a quick peak at their hist-heroes:
Jack & Bobby
Dirty Sexy Money
Brothers & Sisters
Sure, Berlanti is producing next summer’s Green Lantern movie, but an expert that does not him make (did that sentence sense make?)… But that’s neither hero nor there-o in regard to what this post is actually about. What I’ve noticed is that the cast is composed mostly of cable show ex-pats. To begin…
Now: father Jim Powell
Then: Detective Vic Mackey on FX’s The ShieldJulie Benz