|So much of life is becoming nothing but an exercise in stupidity. Case in point, advertising. The following is a screen cap of an email I got a few days ago.
This ad from Yahoo showcases the stupidity of marketing having to “brand” something to the point of absurdity. If you read carefully the new service is called “The all-new Yahoo! calendar” and the all-new Yahoo! notepad.” This change supersedes the old name of “Yahoo! calendar beta” and Yahoo! notepad beta.” BIG FUCKING DEAL! So now it’s “All-New?” What the fuck does that mean? It’s so new that it’s no longer even just a calendar? Good, so both of these are out of beta, now I have to tell my friends not to call it Yahoo calendar beta. I must remind them every time they make the mistake to call it that it’s now the ALL-NEW mother-fucking Yahoo bullshit. Damn. As a side note. Why is it that Yahoo doesn’t know that I don’t use either of these services? The one thing I used in the past was Yahoo briefcase, but the shut that down a while back. What a bunch of dopes.* * * * * *
The Superbowl features a lot of commercials. Every year though, there’s always one commercial that deemed “inappropriate” to air on the big game. This year it was a PETA ad that was not accepted. The ad featured bikini clad girls licking and sucking on vegetables with the tagline reminding us that vegetarians have better sex. I think the idea of PETA is WAY better than the execution. Because I just don't get this ad at all. If the ad was meant to get me to eat vegetables then it failed miserably. I think it's sad that PETA has to lower themselves to blatant exploitation in order to get their point over the din. Except for the last card where it says PETA, how is this any different from stuff one would find on YouPorn? Answer? Nothing. Instead of this why not point out that it is a choice. Today we’re fatter than ever, but instead of pointing that out PETA has girls sucking on carrots. They miss the point as well, and it makes any further arguments made by them seem stupid. Bad show PETA.* * * * * *
A couple of weekends ago The Girl took me to Balboa beach. The place is nice, but strange old me found a Laundromat to be, photographically, the most interesting part of Balboa Island (pictured above). Not to say it wasn’t nice to walk around the island, and check out the shops. It was. And I got to try something called a “Balboa bar.” Which is a cube of ice cream dipped in chocolate and then covered in a variety of toppings. I choose peanuts as my topping. Sadly I can’t say that the ice cream was that great. Now if they dipped some Haagen-Dazs that would have been GOOD. Oh well.* * * * * *
Shamrock shakes are back at McDonald’s. The other night I was coming home from work and I was hungry. Instead of heading straight home I decided that I needed some bad food. I ordered my food and it was only after I had ordered my food did I notice that Shamrock shakes are back. I figured I would order one next time I visited.