Thursday, October 13, 2011

Why not an ejection seat?

Yes, because that's exactly what today's drivers need. Something else to distract them from the road.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Geez Kindle, Work Harder

Apparently there is a raging debate in the world between people who are "pro-book" and those who are "pro-e-reader". Personally I am "pro-anything that gets people to actually read more", but for myself I'll choose a real book every time. I *love* real books. So the new Kindle ads really annoy me. Apparently they are meant to respond to misgivings that people who like real books have. Such as:

Come on now, do we all look like idiots, Amazon? Some of us genuinely do have an attachment to the sensory experience that reading a real book truly is. The size and weight of a particular book; feel, smell, and texture of the pages; being able to see how much of the book you have left at a glance; everything. I don't like the anonymity of e-books. They don't have any personality. The paper isn't yellowed with age, or the cover worn by many re-reads. They don't have someone's name scrawled on the flyleaf, or a personal message in the hand of the person who gave it to you. They aren't pretty to look at, and they most certainly don't wow you like walking into a Beauty and the Beast-esque library does. But our role model in the ad dog ears a page and then suddenly has the epiphany that she doesn't *really* like solid books after all? I think not. Exhibit 2:

Cracka please. I *love* book stores. Also, who starts reading a book they've been looking forward to standing there, uncomfortably holding someone else's Kindle? So let's keep this straight, people who like real books are stupid *and* rude. Moving on.

Because so many people need to carry around 2 books, 2 newspapers, and 3 magazines. Seriously? I can carry around my one book just as easy as someone with a Kindle can carry around a Kindle. And I don't care how many books it can hold, they're only going to be able to read one of them at a go, just like with my real book. I have very rarely (actually never) wished that I had my entire library on my person at a given time.

So really, Kindle, you've got to try harder than that. Advertise as much as you want to get people who like e-readers, or even people who are on the fence to buy, but we all know you can come up with more creative ads than that.

There are always going to be people who treasure real books, and I would think that Amazon, of all companies, would appreciate that fact.

I'm not angry, Amazon. I'm disappointed.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Makin' Up Stuff

*sigh* "Millionize" L'Oreal? Really?

See also: Phenomenally Stupid Product Names/Slogans, L'Oreal's "Magic Smooth Souffle Foundation", and "Somebody help! We're running out of new make-up names!"

Monday, April 25, 2011


It was cute when Mac did it...


It was pretty played out when T-Mobile started doing it...


Oh come on!

I think they've just given up on trying to come up with new ideas...

Saturday, January 22, 2011


I'm loving this Dance Central comercial. This ad makes me want to get the trio of products. Thank you Cascada.

As an aside: check out the body on that dude with the red shirt and black hat.
Second aside: according to the comments on Youtube, the first "girl" on the ad has a penis. Discuss.


I do love me some logistics.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Mother of Invention

Yup. Cause that's totally why most women don't go dancing whilst on their period. Because a full sized tampon won't fit in their pocket. Thank God for Tampax! (Also: Compak? Really?)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


The internet makes you smarter? The comments on just about any given YouTube video say differently.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

always funny...

I can't watch this enough times.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Look at the doggy!!

Some back-to-school commercials that I liked:

Office Max

Famous Footwear


Sunday, August 22, 2010

This Movie Is McCheesy

This is actually about a movie, but it's a movie I don't think I'd ever watch except when it's on TV (and really, nothing else is). And I'm talking about a star who is best known for a TV role, so I'm going to go ahead and say it counts.

I've never been much of a Grey's Anatomy fan, but you don't have to be to know that Patrick Dempsey managed to revive a career by portraying "Dr. McDreamy" on the show.

So as I'm watching Made of Honor, they manage to fit in a scene where McDreamy doesn't have a shirt on. It doesn't surprise me that it's in there- I mean, it's a chick flick that was basically designed for women to come gawk at McDreamy- and casual shirtless scenes are a hallmark of most chick flicks these days. (Either that, or Matthew McConaughey has some weird sensory disorder that makes it impossible for him to wear a shirt through an entire movie.)

So it doesn't surprise me that he's shirtless, but what does surprise me...

Picture credit:
This is McDreamy? This is the guy that countless women swoon over? He's not terrible or anything, just... average. I just would've guessed he'd have pecs that almost rival the size of my boobs, chest skin that looks a little too perfect and Ken-doll-plastic-y, and abs that look like I should take a (weird) crayon rubbing.

None of those are things I find attractive in the slightest, but it seems that a lot of women love that muscled look. And McDreamy was just rather normal, and it wasn't what I would've expected.

Maybe I'm not the only girl cares a lot more about a gorgeous head of hair than a chiseled chest!

Fun Fact That I Found Out While "Researching" This: Patrick Dempsey auditioned for the role of Dr. Chase in House, M.D. but lost the role to Jesse Spencer.

Points of Annoyance

1) Oh, so I guess the Stupid Bumbling Assistant is considered comic gold once again, ey? How delightful. Incompetence and ignorance are always funny.

2) If someone calls me and doesn't leave a message, I almost never call them back. Why should I assume they want a call back? Furthermore, why should I be at the beck of anybody who has my number, when they can't even take the time to tell me what their call was regarding? The reason you leave a message to say "Call me back" is to let that person know you had something important enough to talk about that you would appreciate a return call. Common courtesy. If you knew ahead of time that they weren't going to answer their phone, then fine, text them. Otherwise it is perfectly acceptable to leave a message saying "please call me back".

3) Lance m'dear, these commercials make you look like a giant dick. Ok, bye.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Danger, Will Robinson

I've noticed that on every single Farmers Insurance commercial I've seen, the person giving the surely authentic testimonial says something like "Five days after I talked with my Farmers agent, we had a fire in our house and lost everything." or "Just two weeks after contacting our Farmers representative a devastating flood took every last thing we owned." or "It wasn't a week after I got with my Farmers agent that the hurricane hit."
Seems to me that it's mighty dangerous to talk with these Farmers people...