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Not mocking you,
But the things you do.
My personal blog has two references to a favourite musician of mine, Brendan Benson. Imagine my surprise when I was loading the dishwasher last night and I hear his song "cold hands, warm heart" on a commercial. I looked up to see an advertisement for a new Ford vehicle. There was also a brief snippet that said "life in d[rive]" which is very close to another song title of his "life in the d." I thought it apropos to have a local Detroit artist doing a Ford commercial. However, I felt that internal tug of war when a beloved musician's music is used in advertisements or television etc. The increased recognition could boost revenues for the struggling, lesser known artists. But then will they be lured away to create more mainstream, less creative music?
Who is the genius that invented the leather backpack? What a brilliant use of a dead cow. Nothing complements my black LA Gear hightops like the leather backpack. Here are the top 5 things I keep in my leather backpack. I choose to keep these things because they seems like the types of things that should be found in a leather backpack.
Tom Cruise just purchased a Sonogram machine for his pregnant girlfriend Katie Holmes. In the linked story, we are told that these machines run from $15,000 to $200,000 US. I am guessing that a man like Tom who is going to buy one of these machines that will be totally useless to his girl, probably dished out for the best one.
I'm no fashionista, but there is one fashion faux pas that really drives me bonkers. I cannot stand to see women wearing nylons with sandals or open toe shoes. Seriously women, your legs may look tanned, but the seam by your toes gives it all away. If you can't part with your nylons then please, please, please wear closed shoes.
"If you are going to make propaganda music, you gotta make it good!" This is probably one of the worst songs I have ever heard. I think these guys need to take some lessons from Ashley Simpson. I wonder, how old was the marketing team that thought this would persuade America's youth in their favor?
The following is a comment I posted on Me Vs. the World. It is a blog with only one posting, which happens to be on a topic I hold close to my heart. I thought I would share my comments and views with everyone, so you know where I stand on this sensitive topic.
Just so Eyun doesn't feel alone in awkward interaction on a Friday night, I'll add on to this. I ventured out to a party with relative strangers last night. I'm getting acquainted with the group that I was meeting up with, when a completely random stranger comes up and begins a conversation with us. I have to give the guy credit for trying but his opening line was "Can I ask you a question?" He then proceeds to tell us his friend's fiancee wants him to throw out all his pictures of ex-girlfriends... and what our opinions are of this... should he do it, not do it etc. However, he tries to drag this out for at least twenty minutes, not picking up on our social cues that we are done with that particular discussion. He even gets offended when one member of the group asks "is this really a friend or is it you?" He turns to me and says "Why is she attacking me?" I retort "She's not... but you really are asking the wrong people about this because we don't really have a need to keep pictures of ex's." Questioning then ensues about whether we really are free of ANY ex-boyfriend pictures. I'm getting the third degree from a guy wearing white socks with black dress shoes. We try in vain to start up other conversations as politely as possible, but he continues to stare at us intently and interrupt in a lame attempt to steer us back to the photo conversation. The awkwardness was piled on when another fellow introduces himself, sits down, stares at us but doesn't say a word. I felt like I had entered the social awkwardness party of the year. The guy eventually leaves only to reappear ten minutes later with yet another "question" for us. At that point we decided that the best way to deal with the situation was to just leave the party.
Last night when I was out for dinner in Banff, I went in to use the restroom before leaving. When I got in there, I saw I guy standing at the middle Urinal. I thought to myself, "Why does he have to pee in the middle? Doesn't everyone enjoy a bit of a buffer between them and the guy peeing next to him?" As I got closer, I noticed that the first urinal was out of order, so his position was fully justified, but this didn't erase the fact that there was no buffer between us.
This little number is over the top. I stumbled onto a link to Prussian Blue today. The perfect little blonde haired blue eyed child musicians, singing the praises of white culture, and fallen heroes from better times long gone. Nothing like a friendly cover to promote your multicultural loathing rants. Read through the lyrics page, I am almost willing to bet mom and dad must be helping out (with the help of other song writers as most of the songs are covers). Down with liberals... they are just trying to filter away your white culture. I found one blog devoted to the band, in which they had to sadly do away with thier comments section because of hate mail. Imagine being "ruthlessly attacked" in the comment section of your very own white supremacist weblog. Tragic...