Thursday, February 23, 2006

Two Short Lists

Two Things That Really Irritate Me

Advertising
Because there’s a commercial for a new mascara and Queen Latifah is all “This mascara won’t clump, dig the brush” and I think oh posh, that’s what they all say, and then I see the brush and I think oooh, that looks pretty good, I should get that. This in less than the time of the 30 second ad. Keep in mind that I have barely touched the last mascara I bought three years ago, as it is a pain in the ass and more than doubles my makeup time which I do not enjoy and which is currently down to about 4.3 minutes. But the fact remains that I have the weakest eyelashes ever, and the idea of the perfect mascara appeals to me. So I curse you, advertisers, for making me want things I can do perfectly well without.

Attack Ad Season

I hate the ads I hate the season when they’re on one after another and I simply have never understood why these ads persist because what ends up happening for me is that they cancel each other out and I do not want to vote for anyone. I don’t care if it’s what you do. I don’t care if you agree with me on every last political issue. They make you look like mean kids on the playground.

Two Things I Love

Art
Arrested Development (RIP)

6 comments:

Daniel Ridges said...

I love Arrested Development. Isn't Comedy Central supposed to pick it up or something?

.25 life crisis kid said...

i love art too.

carolyn said...

i watched about 6 episodes of AD (from season 1) last night. tooooo funny. how about the one where michael and gob don't know that 'hermano' means 'brother'. or when julia louis dreyfus is the supposedly blind lawyer who actually can see but has a blind dog pretending to be her seeing eye dog.

bookfraud said...

"if i hadn't been born, somebody would have discovered the theory of relativity, but if beethoven had not been born, there would have never been his 9th symphony." --einstein

i don't know why i felt like writing this. i can't live without art, in all its forms. or maybe i felt like being pretentious.

i hate attack ads, too. sometimes, sadly, i think they work...

smussyolay said...

i once watched a commercial for ... shit, what was that crazy ice cream dessert with the wafer that was supposed to be all high class? with the people trying to get the last piece with their spoons all in a clashing clink?

bruschetta? vendetta? fruschetta? ...?? you know what i'm talking about.

anyway, i'm sure i was stoned at the time, but i was watching that commercial once (it used to be on all the time), and just was nearly compelled to go to jewel and get one.

eventually i think we did get one, and it was NOT commercial worthy.

Dean said...

I don't watch much TV, but I liked Arrested Development. The sad thing is that I only watched about four episodes before it was cancelled. I kept tuning in at the Appointed Hour and looking for it, vainly, like an old dog snuffling for scraps.

Oh, and how could you NOT buy something shilled by Queen Latifah? Hell, if I'd seen that ad I would have bought mascara.