Friday, October 22, 2004

Maybe there's hope yet...

My friend Dan told me about this important election news:
"An unusual opinion poll that has correctly predicted the winner of the last four presidential elections has given Democratic challenger Kerry 57 percent against 43 percent for Bush, according to results released on Wednesday."
And here's another kid poll that picks Kerry, when the kids are picking from real candidates. When given the choice to pick a cartoon character for President, the kids picked Dora the Explorer.

Friday, October 15, 2004

Dear Target

Actual message just sent to Target by Lisa the Spelling Geek:
I was in one of your L.A. area stores last night and saw a set of bright colored handbags with large words embroidered on them. They said stuff like "A is for Adorable." I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw one that said "High Maintenence." That bag contains a spelling error -- the correct spelling is "Maintenance." I was disappointed to see such a low quality product, especially in one of Target's own lines, Exhilaration. I hope that in the future, you'll require your employees/designers to run a quick spell check on text that's going to be featured on a product. Thanks, Lisa
I should've taken a picture of the bag, because it's not available through Target's online store. You'll just have to take my word for it. This might sound like I'm being stupid and picky, but I feel like it's a symbol of the dumbing down of America.

UPDATE: Here is a photo.

Now that's some real genius

I just read on Boing Boing about this guy who watched the movie Real Genius and wanted a T-shirt that said "I ♥ Toxic Waste." He couldn't find one he liked, so he recreated that and two other shirts from the movie. Now you can buy the Real Genius shirts on his pop culture clothing website. There isn't much else on the site for now, but I'm going to bookmark it to see what he comes up with in the future.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Bush's Debate Notes

Watching the first debate, you may have noticed that GWB appeared to be doodling on his notepad. If you've been dying to see the results, check out this exclusive image from The Talent Show. (Meredith forwarded it to me this morning, but I felt like it was worth sharing.)

Friday, October 08, 2004

I'd rather just watch the show

Here's a New York Times article about the new popularity of forensic science, thanks to shows like CSI. I didn't realize just how popular forensics were until I was watching Elimidate yesterday (well, not really watching, more like briefly pausing as I was flipping through the channels). One of the four trashy girls was talking about how she was going to school for forensic dentistry, "so her patients would never bite her or complain." She then described how her work would be useful in identifying victim remains after a mass disaster, creeping the hell out of her competition. And then my finger hit the channel change button, but I have a feeling she was probably the first one to be let go.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

p.s. You've got an STD!

I can't believe this STD e-card website is for real, but here's a news article about it. If I found out I had an STD via an e-card, I doubt I'd ever check my email again.

I'm commandeering this vehicle for police business

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Rodney Dangerfield

Since Meredith's out of town, I'm doing a blog post in her honor. She's a big Rodney Dangerfield fan, and he died today at age 82.

Here's the New York Times article and here's what CNN had to say.

Wow, Ladybugs still isn't available on DVD? C'mon people, show a little respect.

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Jessica and Ashlee and... you?

This New York Times article (registration required) talks about how Joe Simpson, Jessica and Ashlee Simpson's dad, is shopping for a new youngster to make famous:
"After years of struggle, Mr. Simpson, a formerly penniless Baptist minister who these days wears a chunky diamond stud in his left ear, has guided his two daughters, Jessica and Ashlee, to success as MTV reality-show stars and platinum-selling pop singers. But now, just as he's established himself as a pop-culture Midas, Mr. Simpson is fresh out of children.

Not to worry, Mr. Simpson has a plan: he wants to find a new child and turn him or her into a star. Of course, in order to find the right talented youngster, Mr. Simpson would need to hold nationwide auditions. And of course, the entire process would have to be turned into a reality television series, so Mr. Simpson has started pitching television and music executives on the idea. "
The article talks about how he wants to "showcase the approach he and his wife take to child rearing, emphasizing values like honesty and abstinence before marriage." You know, I swear that show is already on TV, and it's called 7th Heaven.

eBay = land of wonders

One of the first articles I ever wrote for Popcrazy was about eBay and pop culture, but it's been a while since I've done an eBay search just for fun. My previous post about the clip-on Alf toy got me feeling a little nostalgic, so I wanted to see a photo of what he looked like before he was scarred in that horrible accident. It turns out someone in the U.K. is selling one. The little guy is cheap, but I have no interest in buying a new Alf toy; I'd rather have him take up space in my memory than my apartment. Anyway, here's what he looked like:

Oh, that lovable alien!

Why didn't anybody tell me that ALF had a new talk show? Or maybe the real question is why does ALF have a new talk show? I used to watch the original ALF TV show all the time when I was younger -- I even had this tiny ALF stuffed animal clipped on the lamp in my bedroom. But then one day I noticed a strange burning smell and investigated to find poor ALF with his synthetic hair all burned into a black, melty mess, because he had fallen on the light bulb. So sad.

Anyway, I heard about ALF's new TV show while I was doing some research online about how to get tickets to the Steve Harvey Show for when my parents visit L.A. next year. You'd think they'd be excited to come see me, but it seems the real thrill the west coast offers is the chance to sit in the audience of a show where people demonstrate skills like snorting liquid in through their nose and squirting it out their eye. (If you'd rather watch an alien chat with celebrity guests, go here to get tickets to the ALF show.)
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