12.13.2004

Get your skis shined up, grab a stick of Juicy Fruit...

...the taste is gonna move ya!

This site has to be one of the main reasons God gave us the internet: hundreds of commercials from the 80s.

I particularly enjoyed the above-quoted Juicy Fruit waterskiing commercial, as well as a Speak 'n' Spell commercial featuring Bill Cosby, Fruit Rollups (from FRUIT CORNERS!), and the Corn Pops commercial featuring Wacky Wall Walkers (they're wacky!). One that's particularly timely is the 7Up Christmas '88 commercial.

I could mention a ton more, but I'll let you go rediscover them for yourself... just don't catch the fever for the flavor of a Pringle's!

12.09.2004

Oddly Enough!

Yahoo! News - Famous Atheist Now Believes in God

The AP classified this story under the "Oddly Enough" section. There's not even a religion or philosophy category where it should be filed. James Taranto of Best of the Web is always pointing how ridiculous some the items the y file under "Oddly Enough" are. You should read him every day. I do.

12.06.2004

No wonder Kerry lost... he wasn't a prominent Democratic figure!

You'll remember that a few weeks ago, I wrote about ringtones offered by Modtones that seemed to have a liberal bent. I finally heard back from someone at Modtones (an actual real person, apparently!). Here's what he said:


  • Hi,

    Thanks for your input. I just wanted to let you know that we don't push any particular political agenda here. We license our political ringtones from a 3rd party, and we made selections based on what would have most appeal as a ringtone. There haven’t been that many prominent Democratic figures other than Clinton so our selections were somewhat limited. We also do not have readily licensed clips of other inspirational figures although that is a good idea. We want to offer humorous ringtones that gently poke fun at people from all parties, so we have started the wheel turning on getting the Clinton sound clips as well. We appreciate your feedback and your point was well taken.

    Pete,

    Modtones Customer Support

I think that was pretty reasonable, although there have definitely been prominent Democrat figures besides Clinton (a certain Presidential candidate comes to mind). If they actually do get Clinton clips, esp. "I did not have sexual relations with that woman," I suppose I'll be satisfied. I'm going to sleep on this, and if I decide to write back to Modtones, I'll update.

12.03.2004

I shopped. Now I'm going to drop.

I did a lot of Christmas shopping with a friend today. At dinner we couldn't believe how tired we were. And we realized that there is really no other activity like shopping. You have to walk around for hours, avoiding other people and squeezing through shelves and racks of clothes, all the while making crucial and complicated decisions about what item would bring the most joy to your loved one and how much you're willing to spend for that item. Oh, and you're also carrying awkward, sometimes heavy shopping bags. If you took shoppers out of the mall and put them in a big open field and they still moved about in the same fashion as they did in the mall, they would look ridiculous.

Maybe that's why I like shopping online. Your feet don't hurt when you're done.