Thursday, April 30, 2009

wish i was somewhere like that right now...

hang time

Nothing like the sitcom where the girl is the star of the boy's high school basketball team. So realistic.

Such a catchy song though! And I saw Anthony Anderson in American Eagle in Soho. Bang it.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Panda Fall


Thursday, April 23, 2009

NBA Playoff Ads

Am I weird because when I watched this commercial yesterday I almost started crying? Probably. But it's so good...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Letter to Trojan - UPDATE!


Thank you for contacting us recently regarding Trojan Condoms and your dissatisfaction with the product's packaging.

We appreciate your bringing this matter to our attention and are concerned that our product did not meet the usual standard of quality you have come to expect from us. Your comments are important to us and provide valuable information that helps us maintain the high level of quality associated with our products.

At Church & Dwight, Co., Inc. we guarantee your satisfaction and have enclosed a refunds check for the product you purchased.

Again, thank you for taking the time and having the interest to contact us. We value your patronage and trust you will continue to purchase Church & Dwight Co., Inc. products with confidence. If you have any questions or concerns in the future, please call us.

Cordially, Thomas B. McCann
Consumer Relations Specialist

I am a little disappointed... okay, a refund is cool, but I was hoping for free condoms for life.

Oh well... lesson learned - if your condoms aren't up to par, you'll get your $ back. I bet a lot of young mothers will get their pens and envelopes out right now...

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sloths and laziness.

We have a new goal at work - to try and work a 3-toed sloth into an ad/direct mail package/anything we produce. Every time we have to pitch concepts from now on, a sloth must be used until we succeed. Look at them, come on- they are so funny:

And we even found a place where we can rent animatronic sloths for around $1,000 a week. Perfect. They also have an array of other animals, if anyone else has a similar dream of incorporating animals into your work.

Pirate Show - UPDATE

Several days ago, I posted about pirates. If you read it, you will remember that at the end of my ramblings I predicted a reality tv show featuring pirate hunters... imagine my surprise whilst reading Entertainment Weekly yesterday when I caught sight of THIS:

A new Spike TV pilot will document the U.S. Navy's efforts to combat pirates -- like those making news in the five-day standoff that culminated in Sunday's rescue of American sea captain Richard Phillips -- Variety reports. Pirate Hunters: USN, from 44 Blue Prods. (The True Story of Black Hawk Down), will focus on anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden, where Phillips was taken captive by a band of Somalians. The producers will have cameras aboard warships the USS Boxer, which was on the scene for this week's standoff, and the USS San Antonio.

I would like to take this time to congratulate myself on "calling it."

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Why I'm glad I don't work in a hospital...

Becca: ughhh ive had to deal with so much poop the last 2 days.
me: like actual poop?
Becca: yes.
me: hahhaha

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Mad Men Desktop Icons

These are cool.

I can't figure out how to get them to replace my desktop icons though! Maybe it's cause my work computer won't let me... I'll have to try again at home. I just want my hard drive to be a Peggy icon! Is that too much to ask?!

this post is rated arggggg

Sunday, the American government rescued one of its servicemen from pirates. We shot 3 pirates down in the process. What? Pirates? Is this a movie, or have we gone back in time about 500 years?

But really, pirates are making a comeback. I mean obviously some bootlegger got a hold of all the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, screened them to some sailors in Somalia, and bam! Pirates galore. Except in real life Pirate hostages/attacks/etc aren’t as cute as Johnny Depp makes them seem. Especially in this era, they don’t really fit in well with the whole international laws trend that countries and most people have been following lately.

But America will not take these Pirates lying down. It's much easier to best them while standing up. This graph, courtesy of the big.crush. tumblr, gives us an idea of how President Obama is going to deal with Pirates:

(click on graph to see full image)

Obama confirmed his position in a press conference my day dream today, saying that the United States "will not negotiate with Pirates." He might have said more, but his remarks were interrupted when a pirate in the audience stood up, removed his peg leg and hurled it at our Executive in Chief.

But in real life, the Pirates pledged to get even and have hijacked 4 more ships since Sunday's rescue. They attacked a fifth ship today with rifles and hand grenades, but failed to capture it. Meanwhile the United States is "reviewing it's options, including whether to go into pirate villages." (courtesy of ABC News). Why does this seem like it's more and more like a video game and/or summer blockbuster?

I guess only time will tell what will happen next with these Pirate hooligans and their bounties, but one thing's definite—there is going to be a Pirate reality show coming out within the next year. And it's gonna be awesome...

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Letter to Trojan

You know those people who send ridiculous letters to companies and then those letters get posted to the Internet because they are absurd and funny? Well today one of my friends sent me a message that said:

Want to see what I'm doing at work?

To which I replied:

Then I was sent this fine specimen of complaint letter:

To Whom It May Concern:

I recently purchased a box of 12 Trojan Brand Latex Condoms – Ultra Ribbed with Spermicidal Lubricant. Shortly thereafter, I realized that one of the condom wrappers inside did not actually contain a condom. The wrapper is sealed with nothing inside. I was very disappointed to learn that, although I paid for 12 condoms, I only received 11.

I am enclosing this empty, sealed wrapper for you to understand what I mean and the flap from the box in which it was enclosed. Anything you can do to remedy this situation would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration to this matter.

Best regards,
my friend (who will remain anonymous.)

There are several reasons why I love this complaint letter. One, it involves condoms which is always funny, right?? Two, I think it's funny that since one of the condoms was missing from this twelve pack, my friend felt the need to take time out of her day to write a formal complaint to Trojan. Most people would just say "oh well," and move onto the other 11 condoms. But not my friend. She wants her money's worth. And is determined to get it.

Kudos to her.

And kudos to America. I will keep you posted on the outcome of her missing condom debacle.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

World's Smallest Horse!

Ha so I read an article online about the tiniest animals in the world... My favorite was the world's tiniest horse, Thumbelina. She's so small it makes me laugh! She is only seventeen inches tall. Toddlers couldn't even ride her probably. She isn't very functional at all. But she sure is cute!

Things I would do if Thumbelina the tiny horse belonged to me:

1. Dress her up
2. Let people take photos with her for one dollar.
3. Make movies starring her.
4. Teach her how to maneuver through obstacle courses.
5. Use her as a foot rest when I am sitting in a chair

Monday, April 06, 2009