Friday, February 22, 2013

February 22, 2013

Okay, I get the tradition of the "Oops, I coulda had a V8" head pop, but, seriously, how much confidence do you have in your product if you have to bang people in the head to get them to try it?

I agree that Alec Baldwin is now being set up by the papparazzi, but he only has himself to blame.

I liked the work producer Dean Hargrove did twenty-five years ago, breathing new life into the careers of mature actors like Andy Griffith, Dick Van Dyke, and Tom Bosley, casting them as amateur detectives. I can't imagine what stars today could continue that trend

I totally agree that the 'n' word is offensive. What I don't get is why some people don't understand that it's more offensive when used by certain people.

It's so ironic that I watch more movies than I do sports, but I make a bigger deal about Super Bowl Sunday and couldn't care less about Oscar Sunday.

Among the items Jesse Jackson Jr. purchased with the $700,000 he admitted to stealing from his campaign funds are a football autographed by two presidents, a guitar once owned by Eddie Van Halen, and a fedora once owned by Michael Jackson. For an embezzler, he sure was a savvy shopper.

I don't know what news item struck me as funnier: Octomom, single mother of 14, being approved for medical marijuana to treat anxiety, or convicted murderer Drew Peterson's disclosure that he took public image advice from the same advisor who worked for convicted ex-governor Rod Blagojevich. It's weird, laughing out loud at newscasts.

Lay's potato chips has selected three proposed new flavors, one of which will become part of its permanent product line in May. The flavors are sriracha, cheesy garlic bread, and chicken and waffles. Finally, a news item I can care about!

Recording artist Rihanna suffered a scraped knee outside a London nightclub when an angry fan threw a bottle at her. The fan was reportedly upset with Rihanna's decision to reconcile with her previous attacker, Chris Brown. How bizarre is it to respond to Rihanna with more violence?

South African spirit runner Oscar Pistorius testified in court that he shot and killed his girlfriend after mistaking her for an intruder after hearing her in the bathroom during the night; it wasn't until he realized she wasn't in bed next to him that he realized his mistake. A judge granted him bail after deciding it was not premeditated murder. However, do you think anyone will ever share a bed with him again?

Agape' -- P

Friday, February 15, 2013

February 15, 2013

Whose idea was it to base restaurant tips on the bill? It seems unfair that the server who was Johnny-on-the-spot with my piping hot coffee and bear claw gets a smaller tip than the one who took down my order wrong, and made me wait for an ice-cold steak.

I despise false advertising; I was hungry one night, sang the State Farm jingle ("Like a good neighbor...")... still had to make my own doggone sandwich.

Some people may be buying that "too-old-to-care-for-my-duties" excuse, but maybe the pope is stepping down to devote more time to that Twitter account he opened a few months ago.

Most bizarre comment I heard this week was from Harvey Levin, who said that a black pope may help the Catholic church with its "public relations problem."

I just found out that Jolly Rancher also makes a fruity soft candy as well as the fruity hard candy I've known of for years. I better not find out that any of my friends knew about this and didn't tell me.

The TV show My Strange Addiction recently featured a woman so addicted to coffee enemas that she often has four of them a day! I know this may come as a surprise, but I consider that a deal-breaker.

It isn't fair; the twitterverse is all, well, atwitter, about film critic Rex Reed's deplorable comments calling Melissa McCarthy a hippo, but Donald Trump is supposed to overlook comedian Bill Maher's suggestion that Trump's father was an orangutan?

Speaking of Maher, he may not be forced to donate the $5 million to charity that he promised after Donald Trump proved his father was not an orangutan, but at the very least, he should send Trump a muffin basket for suing him and keeping his name in the headlines.

I couldn't help laughing at a mean (not obscene) joke I heard this week, when it occurred to me: I bet you, too, have at least once laughed at an inappropriate joke that you still find funny.

It's unwise to assess your brilliance by the collective intelligence of your peers; you may be hanging out with idiots.

Agape' -- P

Friday, February 8, 2013

February 8, 2013

Maybe if more of us thought before we spoke, fewer of us would respond to us with sarcasm. I know it'd give me a break.

Betty White had her 2nd annual 90th birthday on NBC this week. Do you have to be 90 to revisit your age? Because I'd love to see my 20's again.

Enjoyed SuperBowl 47 this week (btw, I know it's tradition, but the roman numerals are getting annoying), from the coin toss to the halftime show to the Destiny's Child reunion to the 49'ers almost comeback from behind to the Ravens' should-not-have-been-so close victory. Can't help wondering what happened during the 30-minute power blackout that either woke up the 49'ers or sedated the Ravens. I figure there'll be a lot of small talk at the next Harbaugh family dinner, huh?

What I would have loved to see: Papa Harbaugh offering 49'ers coach Jim Harbaugh a Lifesaver after the game.

Who I was rooting for: Beyonce. I don't know anyone in either San Francisco or Baltimore. I have loved ones in Cleveland, but I don't know how they feel about the Ravens. But I would have hated it had Beyonce's voice cracked during the halftime show.

Prediction #1: Jacoby Jones will appear on an upcoming Dancing With the Stars. Prediction #2: he won't be there long.

Was it just me, or were most of the SuperBowl commercials this year not very impressive?

Speaking of SuperBowl commercials #1: I find it ironic that all the cries of racism about the VW ad (where the white guy who owns a VW speaks with a Jamaican accent) are coming from people who aren't Jamaican.

Speaking of SuperBowl commercials #2: I could have been in that Calvin Klein underwear commercial, but everybody decided to go a different way.

As soon as the SuperBowl was over, apparel emblazoned with the slogan: Baltimore Ravens, SuperBowl XLVII Champions went on sale. So how do they recoup the money spent making apparel announcing that the 49'ers were SuperBowl 47 Champs? Maybe that's why the Ravens apparel costs twice as much.

Agape' -- P

Friday, February 1, 2013

February 1, 2013

I propose a beer commercial where guys discover that with every beer, the women around them turn into Beyonce. From what I know about beer goggles, that's a lot more realistic than that yogurt that's supposed to turn guys into John Stamos.

A person with character treats his/her loved ones with tenderness, even if they prefer to be mistreated.

Planning snacks for Super Bowl Sunday: I want spinach/sausage stuffed pizza, buffalo wings, Rolling Rock, and frozen chocolate custard. But I'm planning on baby carrots, sesame sticks, hummus, and iced tea. Reality can be a pain in the bottom, can't it?

Who you are now doesn't have to be who you always will be. Have you always been who you are now?

"Garbage in, garbage out" -- not necessarily true in parenting. Sometimes good parents raise rotten adults, and vice versa.

We are all the product of our experiences. When you think about it, we're all really amateurs.

I have absolutely no evidence of this, but it wouldn't surprise me to learn that the first person to ever use profanity was dealing with family.

Are you ready for the Earth-shattering entertainment news headlines of this week? Jim Nabors announced he was gay, and Randy Travis was sentenced to rehab. Please, nobody hit me with a feather, I might fall over.

How ironic is it that this year marks the 20th anniversary of the film Dazed and Confused, and its star, Jason London, does not quite remember the Arizona drunken bar brawl preceding his arrest last week for disorderly conduct and assault, which preceded him purposely soiling himself in the police car as he was being hauled away. It's like method acting in reverse.

The idea of wearing colors to raise awareness for causes sort of defeats itself when the number of causes is bigger than the numbers of colors. Red stands for heart disease as well as Aids and DUI; purple is for animal abuse, Alzheimer's, fibromyalgia, and domestic abuse; pink is for both breast and testicular cancer... why aren't more people just wearing plaid?

Agape' -- P