Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Nike corporate

There is a little icon at the bottom of this page that will monitor traffic to this site and what people are searching for. Someone from Nike corporate found us by typing in Nike Gridion Commercials. I'm not sure what they were looking for but if they could just confirm that is Jill Arrington in their Briscoe High commercial, that would just be fantastic.

My own Freakonomics study

One of these days I'm going to do my own Freakonomics study.

I run around the hospital where I work a lot and I walk pretty quickly... I like to get a move on. Inevitably at some point I'm stuck behind someone walking slow. It really is a lot like traffic. And almost always that slow person is fat. I'm talking the type of fat where it hangs over the elbows and drapes around the lower arm. Fat that shuffles... slowly down the hall. So not only are they slow... but because they are fat they take up a greater percentage of the hallway. So this leads me to start thinking, and here is where my sociologic study comes in.

I'm willing to bet that there is a direct inverse correlation between how fat someone is and there income level. It's a straight line pointing downward... where the fat goes up, the income goes down. It also got me thinking that there is also probably a direct positive correlation between the speed at which someone walks and their income level. I bet the faster someone walks, the more likely it is that they have a higher income level. So knowing this and being quite positive of it, I've decided to start dieting and running everywhere.

Monday, August 28, 2006

MNF

Carson Palmer was sick tonight. I know it's the preseason and I know he was playing the Packers, but he was lights out. Three touchdowns in the first half. I can't believe he's seven or so months removed from having his ACL popped like a hymen. It gives me hope for Greg Jones.

I remember his senior year at USC when he went absolutely crazy and I thought the Bengals were nuts for drafting him. I thought he was the biggest one year wonder since Ryan Leaf...
Not the greatest call ever.

Myspace is Awesome!

Myspace is just awesome... I don't have a myspace profile. I only don't have one because I'm just not cool enough. It's true. Just click this link.
You have to see it to believe it.
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=8264909
there are many others like it, but I really do think that my attention span just shortened after looking at this page. I'm also pretty sure I had about eighteen seizures.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Nike has great commercials. Their new gridiron commercial features a smorgasbord of football stars from Deion Sanders to Don Shula... not to mention Urban Meyer. Not as kickass as their tribal masks commercial from a couple of years ago...



or their Mars Blackmon commercials



But awesome nonetheless. It's not like it takes a whole lot to get me excited about the upcoming football season and this does it. It also shows how far Under Armour has to go with their advertising campaign... a little more effective than Ralph Friedgen's

"WE MUST PROTECT THIS HOUSE!"

Thursday, August 17, 2006

It's almost football season



Can you feel the love?

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Whudafxup?!

There isn't a lot on TV more obnoxious than the "Truth" campaign against tobacco companies. Now don't get me wrong... I'm not a big smoking fan. I find it just as annoying as the next person. In fact the inherent smell of people who regularly smoke is pretty revolting. But if there is something out there that would make me want to light up a Marlboro and inhale deeply it would be Derrick Beckles, the doughy slovenly spokesman for the new Truth campain whudafxup. The campaign revolves around this mildly retarded individual as he goes around and asks a physician it's possible that he has a "zephyr". When he gets a blank stare from the physician he informs us that "zephyr" was used as a euphamism for cancer by tobacco executives. Hilarity ensues. Other commercials involve him asking about surgeon general warnings on mattresses and trying to find treatment clinics that will help him break the habit of jogging and eating M&Ms.
The really sad part of this whole endeavor is that it's not like it's that hard to come up with an advertising campaign against smoking. Just show some 50 year old lady who's been smoking her whole life and looks like a catcher's mitt and have her read off a spiel in her raspy smoker's voice about the dangers of inhaling and voila! You've got a commercial that's infinitely more informative and infinitely cooler than this pseudo documentary footage.
It's been a long time since I've posted, but I felt that this really did deserve commentary.

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