“Hey doc, it burns when I pee, should I get Crestor?”
“Well, are your arteries clogged also?”
My roommate has the same problem (not VD, I mean he doesn't understand drug ads). I think he was watching an ad for some herpes medicine and thought it was for sinuses, so he said he needed that. I guess you had to be there. And I mean, my roommate and I are fairly intelligent dudes and we don’t understand these ads. Are they supposed to be brain teasers? There must be some kind of law against saying “take this to cure your herpes, ok?” or something. Seriously, these companies could have a kindergarten poster contest and get better ads. What are these meetings like? “No, we don’t need to mention what the drug actually does, I’d rather just have more drawings of sad blobs or a movie of people sitting in bathtubs at the top of a mountain.”
Boondocks has been running a series about this sort of thing too, which is pretty funny: check it out. (click “previous” for the next strip on the topic).
And now, the prime example. Jessica Simpson, looking bad in these stupid sunglasses
And now the Tom Cruise Top Gun sunglasses appear to be popular, which I don't understand. What's next, those 1980s octagonal middle-aged women glasses?
well ben kweller and the darkness sold out, so that sucks
x TUES MAR 23- THE DECEMBERISTS, CLEARLAKE, TOM HEINL $10 mainstage 8:30
n SUN MAR 28- THE SLEEPY JACKSON, ON THE SPEAKERS (ex-Creeper Lagoon), ROBBERS ON HIGH STREET $10 mainstage 8:30
n WED. MAR. 31 Phantom Planet w/ Adam Green
7pm Doors @ Recher Theatre • Baltimore, MD $15.00
n THU. APR. 8 Air $35.00
n FRI. APR. 9 Air $35.00
n MON. APR. 12 N.E.R.D. & Black Eyed Peas $25.00
x MON APR 12- PINBACK, AMERICAN ANALOG SET, EL GUAPO $12 mainstage 8:30
n WED. APR. 14 Southern Culture on the Skids $15.00
x FRI APR 16- LIARS, GET HUSTLE, YOUNG PEOPLE $10 mainstage 9:30
x SAT. APR. 17 Snow Patrol Late Show! 10pm Doors $10.00
n TUE. APR. 20 Stereolab w/ Mice Parade $17.00
SUN APR 25- I AM THE WORLD TRADE CENTER, PAPER LIONS $5 backstage 9:00
FRI MAY 7- RAVEONETTES $12 mainstage 8:30
THU MAY 13 - SLOAN mainstage 8:30
FRI May 14 - The Bigger Lovers (at DC9)
Mon., May 17th- Bonepont (at IOTA)
SAT MAY 22 - THE THRILLS mainstage 9:30
I also found this article about military families against the war.
So in it's place I recommend "Family Business" on Showtime, it follows a real-life pornstar named Seymour Butts (real name: Adam) who now directs and markets his videos and toys and things of that nature. His mom is his accountant and his weird old cousin is his assistant (or something). It’s a pretty funny show, Adam is a likable guy and the cousin is pretty hilarious, he reminds me of Kramer from Seinfeld, he’s always getting into weird adventures. There is some nudity, but, and I never though I’d say this, it’s not gratuitous. It’s sort of cool because it’s an interesting show, and the nudity is rare enough to make it an event when it happens, the show isn’t just an excuse to show boobies. Plus it’s funny to hear Adam talk with his mom about how they need to order 200 more copies of Tushie Attack Volume 3. Check it out! (I hope that link works, I posted it at work and so obviously could not check it.)
First, there's always some kind of stupid pun, like this one I found in the Washington Post:
Ever noticed," my friend the English professor said, "that 'ept,' 'ane,' 'mune' and 'ruly' aren't words, yet we have 'inept,' 'inane,' 'immune,' and 'unruly'?" The play by today's declarer wasn't too ept.
Ooh, how delightfully clever! And occasionally, there's a lame extended metaphor like Adam and Eve playing against the snake in the garden of eden, or something.
Bridge by Andrew Wiseman
When driving down the highway with my bridge partner to a game at the VFW, my companion remarked that bridge was like a road trip that never ended. I thought this was true, especially since driving is also really fucking boring. Then I was reminded of the time I went to New Orleans and had a voodoo of a game!
(Then after the clever remark, there's a jumble of numbers and letters that don't seem to correspond with actual cards or cardinal directions)
You hold H 6 N J 8 Q A T A R 6 P O O P 1 2 3 4 5
After acclimatizing to the humidity of our low-lying bridge table, North leads with his high queen, countered by East who trumped a dummy jack, trying to finesse a strain out of Lake Pontchartrain by bidding up West's taco. After holding a suit at the dry cleaners because it was still stained and using a singleton diamond to sort out the bric-a-brac and cueing a trick or treat in your weak hand, probably weak because you spent too much time passed out in the gutter and not enough time throwing beads to girls, North ruff-sluffed. Then East ga-ron-tees that his queen would beat an alligator in a fight and slams interest through a mangrove swamp in a hurricane. South Vulnerable.
And most of those are real terms. Bridge columns suck. It's like reading a dictionary with irritable bowel syndrome.