Archive for March, 2011

Why ‘American Idol’ Sucks Now

March 24, 2011

Even More Whatnot…

Advertising’s Most Disgusting Mascots

March 16, 2011

I think we’ve probably discussed this before, but if we haven’t, I’d like to point out that I used to be “The Kid Who Puked” in elementary school. I wasn’t sick or anything, I just had a super weak stomach. The highlight of which was probably when I tossed my cookies from reading the word “Boogers” in a book. That’s right, reading the word was enough to send me sprinting for the bathroom.

Fun Fact: Before I became a whatever-the-crap-it-is-I-do-now (seriously, it seems to change every six months) I went to school for advertising.

Now, do I think my brief flirtation with a career selling goods and services qualifies me to be the ultimate decider on what works and what doesn’t? No. Does something like that ever stop me from speaking my mind? No. Am I a good judge of what turns my stomach? Yes. Do I answer too many of my own questions? Totally.

Anywho, here are my picks for the advertising mascots that have me wanting to relive my days in the bathroom stalls at Hanna Woods Elementary.

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Spoilers and Those Who Spoil

March 2, 2011

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read this blog if you don’t want to know about the ending of “Short Circuit.”

I will never…ever forgive Ryan Davis.

The date: August 14, 1986

The place: The dollar theater in Manchester, Missouri.

The movie: “Short Circuit”

I’m notorious for having a terrible memory, but I will never forget my tenth birthday. I was seated in a movie theater, surrounded by several of my friends enjoying the hilarious robotic antics of Johnny 5. Toward the end of the movie we were led to believe that our new robot friend had been blown to bits (or “disassembled” as he would charmingly yelp). I was mortified.

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