Great Commercials: State Farm Robot

I appreciate mass destruction, but nothing beats the commentary by the two guys in this. Everything about them works. The people around them are running away panicked and terrified, but they’re cool and calm, making light of the situation without seeming to intentionally make light of it. Cracks me up every time.

Wow: Gillian Anderson

Unlike with Natalie Martinez, I know who Gillian Anderson is. I’ve known since I first watched The X-Files and fell in love with her. A love I know now will last the rest of my life. Because as I see pictures of her now and see that she just continues to get better looking as she ages (hopefully it’s all natural, but I won’t hold my breath), I know that she’ll be a bombshell for decades to come.

The X-Files had all the sexy people.

The X-Files had all the sexy people.

And now that The X-Files is coming back, I decided to do a little looking around for one of my favorite ladies to see just how hot she can get. I found it, now I share it.

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Great Commercials: Pizza Hut/Visa Checkout

I used to do a blog called Awesome Commercials where I posted TV commercials I thought were funny (or otherwise awesome), if you couldn’t tell from the genius name of the blog. I ran it for a long time, a good one or two weeks, and gave up on it. But there are still good commercials out there that make watching all of the terrible ones worth it, kind of. And when I see them I kind of wished I still ran that site. So maybe I’ll just post them here and be done with it. Here’s one I just saw today.

This site is not affiliated with the business(s) in the above commercial. This commercial is not advertising on this site, nor is this site promoting the business(s). Use Visa Checkout and/or eat Pizza Hut at your own risk. Personal discretion advised. Void where prohibited. Prohibited where void. Void and prohibited where not allowed. Open to all US and Guatemala citizens, and a few people in Canada. For a limited time only. Not sold in stores.

Daily Post: Papa Loves Mambo

What sort of music was played in your house when you were growing up? What effect, (if any) did it have on your musical tastes?

I don’t remember much of the music played when I was a kid, before my parents got divorced. I’m not sure if that’s because not much was played, or I just don’t remember it. My mom used to listen to a record (yeah, records) when she cleaned the house, and that’s the only thing I really remember from then. It was usually Kenny Rogers/Dolly Parton, or another, which I’m thinking was Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

That was mom’s music. Dad’s was more classic rock/rock n roll. He listened to WEBN, which was the local rock station. We have a few now including WEBN, but back then that was it. And they only had great stuff to play because up until then, the mid ’80s, rock was doing pretty well.

One of my dad’s favorite things to do was drive around, and he’d almost always take me with him. We would drive way out into the country, all over, for hours, just listening to music, and it was always rock with him. That’s when I learned who Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and all the other greats were. The first song I ever learned the lyrics to was when I was out driving around with dad, and it was a Doors song.

Because I had to drive around with mom a lot, I had to also listen to country, usually B-105, one of the local country stations. I didn’t mind it, because country back then was pretty good too. As I got older I drifted more away from country and towards rock, and that had to do with my parents divorcing and me living with my dad.

He was a garbage man and always brought home things that were still awesome, like big screen TVs and such. He usually picked up in nice neighborhoods where they would get rid of stuff if it were just slightly new because they got a brand new one.

One day he came home with a cassette of AC/DC’s High Voltage album and was listening to it loudly out of a little radio/cassette player while he cut the back yard. I went back there for whatever reason, started listening to that album, and that was the moment I became hooked on AC/DC. I’m not sure what age I was, or what song was playing, but that was the moment I fell in love with the greatest rock band ever.

At that time I had 3 step-sisters and they pretty much all listened to whatever Teen Beat told them to. New Kids On The Block and Def Leppard are the two I remember, so I heard a lot of that. They also listened to a lot of Motown, so I listened to a lot of that as well. And their favorite movie was Dirty Dancing, so I had to see that all the time as well, while falling in love with it and the soundtrack.

As they got older they started listening to rap, so I had to listen to that too, and enjoyed some of it. Basically, I was introduced to a lot of different kinds of music, and I grew up in a time when music was at its best for every genre. The late 80s and into the 90s were an amazing time to be a fan of music.

It wasn’t until I became a teen when I started listening to other stuff that my parents hadn’t introduced me to, but of course I think that most of the stuff I started listening to on my own was heavily influenced by what my parents listened to.

Radioactive Animals

Making headlines now is a story about a glowing turtle that was just discovered in the water of the Solomon Islands.

We just now discovered this bright bastard. Good job, science. Source

We just now discovered this bright bastard. Good job, science. Source

The turtle, a biofluorescent reptile, is the first reptile found that glows. Other things glow, such as coral, fish, sharks, and ooze. So far no humans are capable of glowing. Well, shit.

What gets me is, we’re just now discovering this turtle. And it fucking glows. How hard is it to find something that literally broadcasts that it is there? Never mind finding new and exciting creatures at the bottom of the sea, we’re still finding shit floating around near the surface that we didn’t know existed.

Amazing. We know more about outer space than we do our own oceans. I think this has to do with all of the pollution bullshit going into our waters. Remember that nuclear reactor in Japan that lost its shit back in 2011? Yeah, well Fukushima (roughly translated “fucking your shit up”) is still causing issues. And quite possibly making sea life glow in the dark.
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