Wendy's Commercial

"If hamburgers were meant to be frozen, wouldn't they come from Antarctica?"

What!?! No. If commercial writers were meant to be asinine, wouldn't they come from....

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So, about a year ago I realized that songs about hookers/strippers are incredibly prevalent, and I could make a mix cd of hooker songs as a joke to keep in my car. Anyway, just now I signed onto AIM and they sent me this link...

http://www.spinner.com/2008/03/13/love-for-sale-no-20/

I thought it was pretty awesome. The songs we have in common...

Bad Girls-Donna Summer
Sex Farm-Spinal Tap
When the Sun Goes Down-Arctic Monkeys
Money Talk-The Pretenders
Roxanne-The Police
House of the Rising Sun-The Animals
Lady Marmalade-LaBelle

Songs I didn't include because they make me uncomfortable...

Reno-Bruce Springsteen (not actually on their list either, except as an after thought about "Candy's Room")
Walk on the Wild Side-Lou Reed

Songs I can't believe they forgot...

Wrong Way-Sublime
Private Dancer-Tina Turner (I guess their list didn't include strippers)

Songs I can't believe I forgot...

53rd and 3rd-The Ramones
Tenderloin-Rancid

Guilty Pleasure

So, I'm watching Coyote Ugly. Who the heck is this made for? It's a way too sexy for a chick flick, but way too sappy for a sex comedy. I mean, the suggestive nature of the film seems intended for men, but it's way too girly. But for some reason, I like it. I think it's a really fun movie, even though it's plot is weak, the acting is horrible, and the lip-syncing is atrocious. What does that say about me?

American Idol

How come they always make the bottom three sing their songs over again? I mean, if I have to hear a song twice in one week, I'd rather it be a better one instead of the bottom of the barrel.

Second post of the day.

I just had a question real quick.

Okay, so you guys know about the tax stimulus payments, right? So, does any one know if they are for people who had tax liability only?

BTW, this is dumb de dumb dumb, but I won't complain if they send me money. I felt the same way about my college grants.

Which came first...

So I was talking to S/A about television...

(5:09:17 PM) WaterBurnd: There is so much TV that is
actually good these days it is mindblowing.
(5:09:25 PM) WaterBurnd: Like TV has been crap my
whole life.
(5:09:30 PM) WaterBurnd: What happened?
(5:10:35 PM) Crunchyfrogcmd: what happened with what?
(5:10:41 PM) WaterBurnd: TV.
(5:10:46 PM) WaterBurnd: It was crappy forever.
(5:10:49 PM) WaterBurnd: Now it's good.
(5:10:57 PM) WaterBurnd: Well not all.
(5:10:59 PM) WaterBurnd: But a lot.

I've been thinking about this. I agree completely, the quality of television has improved immensely. It used to seem that television was either a medium where movie stars got their start, or where has-been movie actors went to die. It was considered a real shame when someone got so typecast in a role that they could never move to movie star status, like the cast of the X-Files, the first two Star Trek shows, or...well, actually I can't think of a non-sci-fi example, though I'm sure they exist. Now, with some great shows like Heroes or My Name is Earl (a non-sci-fi example), it seems that star status is ensured to much of the cast, and in such a way that it will not destroy their future careers.

So the question is, which came first, decent actors/writers/producers/directors or just better quality television? Did they just pump so much money into tv that it HAD to get better, and decent people just jumped on board, or did the gradual introduction of good people mean they felt like they felt they had a better chance of a good return of their money, so they are more willing to sink lots of money in, thus improving production value? Or some combo of both? Or did the rapid improvement of television technology, and the more commonplace large widescreen high-def televisions in many households dictate the television quality improve to match?

Further Updates.

We bought a new car today. The other one is in bad shape, so we bought a new one. It's pretty sweet. It's a 2008 Nissan Versa. Hatchback, hahaha!! 6-speed manual transmission...did you know they made 'em in 6-speeds? Our last was a 4! It's a very boring, gas efficient, affordable new car. It's silver and shiny. It sort of looks like a ST:TNG shuttle craft. Bet you haven't seen that abbreviation in a while.
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Wow, it's been a while.

Hello, my peeps. Well, Cam is asleep, Sam is asleep, but I can't sleep, and Sam will be waking up in less than an hour to eat, so I don't see much point in going to sleep. It's been such a long time, I thought I would catch everybody up to what's happening in my life. You probably both know all this, but just in case someone new is reading in.

1. I am married.

2. My hubby is in the Army.

3. I have a baby.

4. We live in New York.

5. We just got a Wii.

6. You can't get good coffee in upstate New York.

Okay, nice chatting.