Month: October 2007

Better living through your children

Better living through your children

Funny Stuff
For proud parents of intelligent or athletic children, there seems to be no shortage of bumper sticker options for displaying said pride. By now we've all seen the ubiquitous "Proud Parent of a Blah Blah High School Honor Student" sticker, or witnessed the proliferation of athletic stickers ranging from the common soccer ball to the newest trend (at least in NJ) of silhouette stickers depicting little Cooper or Taylor playing one sport or another. This is all well and good but, sad to say, not every child can be a SUPERSTAR despite the most fervent wishes of their parents. So should their cars go unadorned with festive and boastful decals? Hell no! Mediocrity and underachievement should be celebrated in our children, just like it is in our adults - how else could we explain Sheryl Cro...
Unfrozen Caveman Sitcom

Unfrozen Caveman Sitcom

TV & Radio
More out of morbid curiosity than anything else, I tuned in tonight for the series premiere of Cavemen. I'm already on record as saying this show was a bad idea, but I gave it a shot anyway. And speaking totally objectively it's...well, it's not good. As I feared, they completely failed to capture the vibe of the original Geico commercials, which was as critical to their success as the basic premise. So what went wrong? Well for starters, the makeup was bad. In a puzzling move, the cavemen have perfect white teeth (the ones in the commercials have choppers more like Austin Powers). They looked less like ancestral man and more like twentysomethings with really bad grooming. Then there's the more puzzling change of the cavemens' jobs. Rather than the urban sophisticates the commerc...
This is CNN

This is CNN

Rants
Seriously? This is what is considered "Breaking News" by CNN? Britney "White Trash with a Record Deal" Spears finally losing custody of her children? Really? Can you not tell how indignant I am by all the question marks I'm using??? Public: "Hey CNN, anything going on with those monks being slaughtered over in Myanmar? Or Burma. Or whatever it's called." CNN: "Fuck them. How many hit songs do they have? Yeah, we thought so."