This Is So Meta

Have you guys seen this new commercial for Facebook/Meta? If not... here it is. If you've got about a minute to waste, give it a look. https://youtu.be/G2W9YVkkn9U Not sure how you can tell it's a commercial for Facebook or Meta until you get to the end when both logos appear on screen. I really have … Continue reading This Is So Meta

Movie Trailers and Campaign Ads

What do these things have in common? Probably not that much and I'm sure I'm reading into things and just formulating my opinions based on sheer annoyance. But I'm annoyed. So that annoyance is giving birth to this blog post. Next Tuesday is an election day in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It's not a huge … Continue reading Movie Trailers and Campaign Ads

Question of the Week #219

What would you do if your 6-year-old daughter's favorite toy, a talking doll, started trying to convince her that she needed a new friend--the next doll in the company's line? One word. Exorcism. Alternatively, we get some wood, some old newspapers, and maybe some lighter fluid. We start a fire. Then we throw that doll … Continue reading Question of the Week #219

Avoid the Noid

I'm not sure if I've mentioned here that I'm a pretty big fan of The Goldbergs. It's not gonna go down in history as my favorite sitcom in history, but at this moment in time, it gets me right in the feels. Did I use that phrase right? Is that what the kids are still saying? … Continue reading Avoid the Noid

Three Local Commercials I Can’t Stand

I have a love/hate relationship with news media. It isn't a hate/hate relationship, like we see with a certain elected official. I actually enjoy watching the news from time to time. Actually, I enjoy watching the local news pretty much all the time. No, it has nothing to do with the crush I have on … Continue reading Three Local Commercials I Can’t Stand

Spam

You know, I can go years without remembering that Spam is a "food" product that actually exists. But then, somehow, it comes up. And I'm bombarded with reminders of its existence everywhere. The other day, I don't know who started talking about it, but it became the topic of discussion for a minute or two. … Continue reading Spam

The Slobstopper

Please, somebody, tell me that this is not a real product... Can I take a minute to make an observation or two? First of all, the dude drinking coffee in the car... How long have you been drinking beverages? Have you always had that much trouble? I could understand spilling that much coffee if you … Continue reading The Slobstopper

Swagger Wagon

Welcome to another easy post. One of those in which I just share a video from the YouTube. This is a classic from our good friends at Toyota (who does not sponsor this blog, but probably should since my current and previous cars are/were both Toyotas). It's basically a long-form commercial for the Sienna. I … Continue reading Swagger Wagon

A Walk in the Park

Originally written in January of 2011... The old man could be found in the same place very day. He could be found sitting on the same park bench feeding pigeons again and again. He used to spend his lunch break throwing bread crumbs to the birds. Now he spent most of his day here. Hank … Continue reading A Walk in the Park

Banking Ads on the White Board

In the world of banking, the people on the front lines of the industry are known as tellers. These are the people who are expected to help customers with all of their day to day banking needs. It is often a thankless and miserable position to hold. These are their stories. These are their legends… … Continue reading Banking Ads on the White Board