Monday, November 10, 2008

Lots o'Randomness

Another weekend full of football, and little else.
With the TV on all weekend, I saw alot of commercials.
  • Crayolas - I've blogged about this in the past. Remember when Crayolas meant the 16-pack of crayons? Unless you were one of the rich kids whose parents got you the 64-pack. With the built-in sharpener. We heard rumors of a 128-pack, but we knew that wasn't true, because there couldn't possibly be that many colors. Anyhow, Crayolas have branched out to all sorts of things. The latest thing I saw was a watercolor-type brush that lights up and doesn't smear if used off the page. How do they do that? And what happened to the concept of staying inside the lines??
  • Billy Mays - How does one get his gig? The beard is absolutely flawless. Fake-ish, even! And his enthusiasm--where do we get THOSE pills??
  • 2 for 1 commercials - Sort of along the same lines. I'm glad I don't have an unlimited supply of money, or else I'd be buying all sorts of stuff. What's amazing about these offers, is that, once they've slashed the price down to $19.95, they'll send you TWO of the same offer!! Can we take this same concept down to the grocery store?
  • Bob from Enzyte - What can I say? These commercials are SO ridiculous. But through it all, there's Bob. With his all-knowing smile!

Haloscan is apparently in a transition phase. You might have noticed that if you left me a comment. It was bought out by another company and transferring stuff to newer/better servers. Unfortunately, many of the features that were standard were discarded. As far as I can tell, there's been a bit of an uproar, so things will eventually go back to "normal". We'll have to see.
We had a very weird day here today. We very rarely get fog around here. Sometimes out by the lake and river, but not too much in town. And when we do, it's usually burned off by midday. Well, that didn't happen today. These are from about 3 this afternoon. Ignore the thing that looks like a tornado. I'm hoping that's not a scratch on the lens...
(click 'em to big 'em!)

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