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Wednesday Newsday

ABC might put a comedy show in place of “Nightline.” Bad.  Move.

You can follow the plows of certain DC Metro districts on the internet.  Cool.

Bye, Isuzu Joe.  Er, the company.

This might be of interest to some.

A good solution to my biggest fear in life.

The new speaker of the Texas House of Representatives is Jewish!

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January 28, 2009 at 11:00 pm Leave a comment

Dancing, White People, Toilets, People Who Should Have Married Liza Minnelli and a Rant on Baby Names

This guy is better than Beyonce.

I’m fairly certain Stuff White People Likes follows me around.

Art museum toilets.

Voter turnout in 2008 highest since 1968!

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist marries, even the Associated Press is skeptical of his sexuality:

“Crist kissed Rome briefly at the end of the ceremony — perhaps too briefly.”

Karly found this awesomely fun website.

Mommy made PCFYM again!

In related news, “All I Want for Christmas is Jews.”  Thanks, Dad.  (Don’t watch the whole thing, it drags on at the end.)

Emily is not the most popular name in America for the first time since 1996!  The girl names sound kind of presidential this year (see #s 5 and 6).  I like that trend.  Alternatively, Aiden, Jayden and Caden are all on the boy top ten list.  In a few years, kindergarten teachers across the country will have rhyming rosters.

I also don’t like the second page of this article that alludes to “the end of Emily” and that “the reign of Emily may be over.”  I’m here to stay.  I’m also disgusted that people are naming their children after Britney Spears’ son, this guy (I liked that character, but STILL), and this lady with her ridiculous eyebrows and over-dramatic television commercials (I’ve never actually watched the program; the commercials are always too much for me).  God help my future husband when we have to pick children’s names.  I’m going to want to name them all after politicians I admire and children’s book characters.  Little Eloise and Wellstone?  Cute.

December 19, 2008 at 12:36 am 2 comments

An Olio of News Items

Today in cool maps, this shows the average distance to the nearest road.  Notable because you can see the Rocky Mountains,  the Everglades and other real things, even though it’s not a topographical map.  The guy who did the research also wrote the book Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us) which I just put on hold at the library to read over break!  (Woohoo! Geek out!)

If you’re worried about universal health coverage turning America into a socialist nation, read this first.  Yeah, we should totally live in a country where a woman induces labor so she can have her baby before her insurance coverage runs out…

My Dad taped hours of fine television from the late 80s to the mid 90s when my favoriteeeeee moiveees everrrrr were on the tube.  I’m really glad I forced him to keep the majority of those VHS tapes, because if this Mental Floss blog is any indication, I’m totally in for a treat when I watch them.

Why does Joe the Plumber get a book deal but thousands of excellent authors fail to find a publisher every year?  (Because you’d give a woman who said the following a $7 million advance too…)

“I had great faith that, you know, perhaps when that voter entered that voting booth and closed that curtain that what would kick in for them was, perhaps, a bold step that would have to be taken in casting a vote for us, but having to put a lot of faith in that commitment we tried to articulate that we were the true change agent that would progress this nation.”

Note: It was not the woman wearing the t-shirt that strung together such a fine, fine sentence.

Emoticons on trial

The ads for the new “Shrek” musical are all inside jokes for theatergoers.  Love.

I am sure you already heard about this:  From the annals of dumb criminals, this is my most recent favorite.  (As far as I know, there is no “Annals of Dumb Criminals.”)

December 8, 2008 at 10:20 pm 1 comment

Video Friday

Thank you friends for sending me entertaining films.

From Herman: Presidential Yiddish (Shannon, you’ll love this one)

From Michele: Vote to cancel out your neighbors (in North Carolina)

From Chris: G.O.P. P.S.A. #1 & #2

A music video in Excel.

My favorite show, 30 Rock is back tonight!

October 30, 2008 at 4:29 pm 1 comment

I Get to Read Two Newspapers a Day!

And I share the fruits of my labor with you.

On the way to work, I read The New York Times:

Underdog Taps YouTube to make Election Close.  The video is great (and below), but the best part is that his  campaign “put out a press release in pirate-speak.”  I’m not even kidding.

College Alumni Magazines Struggle to Compete With Facebook

On my way home from work, I get to read The Washington Post:

A Different State of Race Relations an article about being black and living in Utah.  It’s really interesting, read it to the end if you can.

Their wedding was in the same hotel and at the same time as the Democratic Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting!

This article just made me smile.

A great obit about a great lady who lived a great life.

Finally, from no newspaper, but the source of Wikipedia: I would love for my next vacation to be in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

June 2, 2008 at 11:43 pm Leave a comment

A Clean Subway?

I might only be posting this article: How Dirty is Your Subway Line? –City Room because I took this picture the other night of something I never, ever thought I would see in my lifetime…

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Someone sweeping the subway tracks. Wow.

Also, on a related note, I finally found the elusive (to me, at least) semi-colon advertisement!

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Everyone on my train gave me a really weird look when I popped up to take that photo.

March 25, 2008 at 8:55 pm Leave a comment

Hey Baby, How Do You Like Your Eggs in the Morning?

I think these ads are funny, but really, they just make me wish that bars sold breakfast food:

The Vaguely Lewd New Holiday Inn Express Ads 

Also, I wanted to title this something funnier, but every breakfast food I came up with had sexual connotations.  And my Mom reads this.   But just make your own lame jokes for bacon strip, sausage patty and cinnamon buns.

That’s what she said.

Oh, and just in case you didn’t know, the answer to the title is “unfertilized.”

March 3, 2008 at 10:52 pm Leave a comment

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