Friday, August 20, 2010

Commercials Of The Day: Coke

Remember Max Headroom? I never watched the show. I remember the Art of Noise music video that had Max, and this commercial, but otherwise he had little effect on me. Me sainted muther bought me a Max Headroom Tee shirt back in the 80s (bless her heart), but I mostly wore it under sweaters doused in Polo.

Never being one to follow foot-a-ma-ball, I never knew much about Mean Joe Greene. I could, however, gather from the commercial that Greene was a player of the sport, AKA a gridiron great. This commercial was redone for many countries starring many different sports figures.

I recall a Mad or Cracked magazine parody with Mean Joe hurling a coke bottle at the kid. This commercial was later expanded into a movie starring Greene and Henry Thomas. They both disavow any knowledge of this film.

This is a pretty recognizable commercial for people of a certain age. It was a demonstration of how people from different cultures could get together as one, under the unifying supervision of a soft drink. We were all so full of shit in the 70s.

Secret shame: I have this song on my iPod. It doesn't sound any better than this version.

Break out the leg warmers, and keep an eye out for Better Off Dead's Monique (Diane Franklin). 'Coke is It' was later replaced in the late 90s by 'Yo Dawg, Coke is the Shizzle' (I think). This commercial comes to mind much lately because my family enjoys watching America's Funniest Home Videos (it's like Tosh.0, but approved for all audiences). It's the best place to catch videos of people getting hit in the nuts. Their theme song ends with sort of a 'Coke is It' musical sting.


14 Inventions You Totally Could've Thought Of

Or not.

From Huffington Post.

You ever see a new product and immediately think "I could have thought of that?" and then repeatedly kick yourself for the rest of the day for not being a gazillionaire? Yes yes, we've all been there. And we're right. We could have been gazillionaires. All of us. Yet for some reason we didn't patent our "pizza scissors" or "remote control bottle opener." Like fools! Anyway, the people behind these products have. And now they're just rubbing it in our faces while we're not sleeping on a pile of money.









(More at Huffington Post)

Weird Product of the Day: The Snazzy Napper

Move over, Snuggies! Introducing the Snazzy Napper, the perfect gift for people who like to nap in public and have very little self-respect.

From The Huffington Post.

- Bev

Craigslist Ad Of The Day: Woodchuck Meat

best of craigslist > grand rapids >

Woodchuck/Groundhog Meat - free

Date: 2009-07-26, 12:25AM EDT

We have a very fat, adult woodchuck/groundhog that has decimated our pole bean crop and consumed, in one 24 hour period, our entire broccoli patch, leaving empty broccoli stems as a stark reminder of what might have been.

The animal has been fed organic garden vegetables all summer to date, so I guess you could say he is "organic", for the sake of those interested in organic foods. Pasture raised too, as he's been grazing on the lawn, and probably helping our pet hen (who lives in the same area) eat her organic feed. Like I said, a well fed groundhog.

We have a live-trap set this evening (Saturday) and considering the bait is watermelon, a woodchuck favorite, I'm sure we will have a woodchuck to give away Sunday morning sometime.

It is illegal to relocate wildlife in Michigan and this woodchuck needs to be dispatched humanely. Per the MA Audubon website ""It is detrimental to the well-being of wildlife as well as the public. Unknowingly, sick animals may be transported and released in other locations, causing the spread of disease. Animals released in unfamiliar territory have a hard time surviving. They must compete with resident animals, and they have difficulty finding food and shelter. Furthermore, relocation is ineffective: each time a territory opens, there is always another animal waiting in the wings.

Not wanting the animal to be wasted, the proposition is this. If you want the animal for food purposes, you are welcome to take it, but you must be prepared to dispatch the animal (without damaging the trap or anyone/anything in the neighborhood) and take the carcass with you (you may field dress it if you'd like).

Please email if you're interested and I'll respond asap on Sunday, July 26th.

Please remember, relocating live wildlife without a permit is not only cruel but ILLEGAL in the state of Michigan.

Should you be worried that this animal may be a female with young, woodchuck young leave the burrow and disperse to find their own new homes in July.

Woodchuck recipes can be located here:

We live in the Ada/Cascade area.


Classic Comedy Clip Of The Day: Security

D minor -- the saddest of all keys.

Dorky Yearbook Photos Of Rockers


Tommy Lee
Nice training 'stache. Give it another year.

James Hetfield
He got two funerals, prom and a senior portrait out of that suit. Not bad for $29.99.

With that afro and polyester, Slash was voted "most likely to become Larry, from Three's Company."

Jon Bon Jovi
OK. Not really. It's Jo from "The Facts of Life"

Axl Rose
Not stoned at all.

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