OSCARS: So Many Complaints… So Little Time

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Okay…  I admit it.  I am one of those people that kind of get in to the Academy Awards.  I watched the entire thing tonight – without interruption.  Mostly because my husband is out of town, so he couldn’t get bored and therefore interrupt me.  I actually took some illegible notes as I sipped some of my favorite Pinot Noirs.   Here is what I could make of it all after the fact:

 

  1.  C –  List Presenters:  Well, I originally wrote Z List, but now I realize I am being a little mean.  (i.e. George Clooney + Cameron Diaz = C-)  Was it the Strike?  Was it writer laziness?  Was it no one fucking cares?  Why were we subjected to such an overall lame group? Patrick Dempsey? Miley Cyrus? Come on.
  2. International Flair: Enjoyed the fact that there were many winners tonight that did not have english as a first language.  Again, our laziness and dropping the ball due the strike may have had something to do with people from other countries winning the big prize.  Yay!  It’s finally a real award, unlike the Miss Universe Contest.
  3. Jon Stewart was Lame.  I’m sorry – I really love him on The Daily Show, but he really was no good tonight.  I felt like they had a pre-strike show already written, and then after the strike ended, they didn’t really fix it.  No smart jokes, extreme lameness, and overall mediocre effort from someone I usually equate with excellence.  Boo.
  4. No One was There.  Okay, I admit – I didn’t watch the red carpet coverage because I hate that shit.  But, watching just the telecast – it seemed that no one was there.  All I saw were the same 10 people over and over on camera.  Thank God for George Clooney.  He is hot.
  5. George Clooney is Fucking Hot.  He is.  End of story.

That’s all I got for tonight – thanks for playin’
 
 

Bud Light: Sausages! Please, Sausages! Sausage!

 

I don’t know what it is about this ad… I have watched it a zillion times and I laugh every time. This is such a fabulous ad in an otherwise mediocre campaign.  What is it that makes it so fucking hilarious? I think it’s the dog’s accent (and the change-up from sausages to sausage) and incredible timing. Brilliant in that regard.

Too bad Bud Light tastes like warm piss in a rusty bucket, however.

QVC vs Quicktime Logo

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As a Graphic Designer, I can tell you that –  at least in my opinion – creating logos is one of the hardest and most time consuming of projects.  They look simple, but that simplicity is murder to do.  I can also tell you that when creating logos, I have browsed through other logos for inspiration and ideas.  But taking a look at the above new QVC logo that I noticed in an ad on BBC America, this seems a little over the line as far as “inspiration” goes.
 
The very least that the designer could have done is use a different color, no?  I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but when I saw this I thought of Quicktime right off the bat.  A little lazy in my book – but then again, I don’t have multi billion dollar corporations as clients. 
 
Update:
Looks like I am not the only one thinking about this.  Click here for a really in-depth discussion from dorks who actually find this stuff really interesting, like me. 

I’ll Take the “Suck My *ick” – Hold the “*uck Face.”

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I have to admit, I chuckled a little when I ran across this story in The Consumerist.   It seems that a party in the UK didn’t appreciate the special appetizer they found on their receipt – specifically the “Suck My Dick Fuck Face”.  Hey, at least they didn’t charge them for it!

All I can say is that if we had this capability back in my days at the Olive Garden, there would have been more than a little trouble. 

Thanks to The Consumerist. 

In Honor of President’s Day (a few days late…)

 

This little ditty really shines a light on the man we know as George Washington.  Very interesting and informative video cartoon set to music you can’t get out of your head.  I promise you’ll learn things you never knew about General Washington, such as that he was 12 stories tall, fucked the shit out of bears, invented cocaine and made of radiation – among other things. 

Oh, someone mentioned I should post when these things aren’t safe for work, but I figured that if you’re reading my blog, you know chances are it may not be safe for work anyway.  But, I’ll comply.

NSFW!

Thanks to wonkette.com