September 29, 2007

congratulations to boston

Posted in deportes tagged , , at 1:01 pm by squishy

With the Yankees’ loss yesterday, Boston clinched the AL East (mini-woot!).


Goggles for their champagne/beer showers? They must have been great boy scouts.


life is more interesting with cats

Posted in miscellany tagged at 12:06 pm by squishy


I’ve never had a fluffy pet, so I’m not partial to cats or dogs; they’re both adorable, and have endearing and annoying characteristics. But I am a firm believer that you can use a cat to describe any feeling or situation. Cats are in a constant state of perimenopause, but not so for dogs. Dogs are too damn happy all the time. Hence, fewer dog macros.

More evidence to support my argument after the jump.
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September 28, 2007

perrier: not your mama’s seltzer

Posted in wtf? tagged , at 12:46 am by squishy


Perrier: sexier, riskier, crazier, sassier, manlier. This ad campaign implies that Perrier was sexy, risky, crazy, sassy and fricking manly to begin with. I think they’re hallucinating; a Volvo is sexier than Perrier. You can only assume that they’re trying to tap into the Red Bull market. Because, you know, overpriced club soda is FIERCE.

I guess Perrier: snobbier, blander, irrelevant-er didn’t test as well. If they can convince people that this is somehow manly and sassy, we’re a bunch of lemmings that deserve to be swindled by the fine folks at Perrier. Props for trying.

More print ads from the Ogilvy and Mather campaign after the jump.
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this warms my geeky heart

Posted in miscellany tagged at 12:14 am by squishy


Aww! But… er… “On our fourth date, I knew I had found the kind of dork I could love” …? On my list of romantic sweet nothings, this ranks somewhere between “Your pit hair is so silky” and “I love the way you make moist chewing sounds.”

A marriage proposal inside a crossword puzzle yields the correct answer: Yes!

The clue for 111 across in yesterday’s Boston Globe Sunday magazine crossword puzzle was “Generic Proposal.” The answer (spoiler alert, for those still working on it!) was “Will you marry me?”

Photo of the lucky couple after the jump.

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September 27, 2007

it’s been waaay too long

Posted in sufficiently entertaining tagged at 5:06 pm by squishy

November 14th, 10:00pm. There are only so many PR ripoffs I can handle, and you, Bravo, are testing my patience.

hotel chevalier!

Posted in sufficiently entertaining tagged , , , at 2:46 pm by squishy


Like Quentin Tarantino and unlike the unremarkable Brett Ratner, Wes Anderson is a polarizing director: either you love his work, or you hate it. I fall under the former category, so when Hotel Chevalier, the preview short of The Darjeeling Limited was released on iTunes, I was psyched. See for yourself here. There’s some strategic nudity, so watching at work may not be the best idea.

those are some good mushrooms

Posted in sufficiently entertaining at 10:12 am by squishy


Today’s kids have Spongebob and Dora. As a product of the late 80s and early 90s, I grew up with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I loved TMNT. I saved up for the action figures, I had the TMNT lunchbox and thermos, I ate the TMNT cereal, I had the TMNT sleeping bag, and I drove my family crazy with a countdown for the (godawful) movie release. I was a strange kid then. I still know the theme song. I’m an even stranger person now.

In retrospect, describing the premise of this cartoon as ‘bizarre’ would be a gross understatement. Who in their right mind would think to combine teenagers, mutants, ninjas and turtles? Mutagenic ooze –> anthropomorphic Japanese rat? Biped turtles named after Renaissance artists? Why ninjas and not professional wrestlers? What about that pizza obsession? It makes NO sense whatsoever. I guess you could say that about the Smurfs. Pants but no shirt? Why Medieval Europe?  For that matter, why blue? My poor mom had to watch these shows with us, and I can only imagine what she was thinking: “Those mofos were stoned off their asses.”

Trying to apply logic to kiddie cartoons is a lost cause, but I’d like to meet the creators and writers of these shows. I’m sure my mom would like to as well.

September 26, 2007

confederacy of @#$&*es

Posted in los dodgers tagged , , at 8:00 pm by squishy


I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t FRICKING PISSED after reading that recent Plaschke gem. But many, many, many, many, many people have articulated my feelings more eloquently and less profanely than I can. But I just want to reiterate what utter and complete dipshits Plaschke and Simers are. I can only hope that the sheer volume of pissed-offness on the Internet can prevent Colletti from doing something stupid (Kemp for Bobby Abreu, anyone?).

The only good thing about being eliminated? Those pesky LA Times columnists will stop paying attention to the Dodgers. [/mother hen]

fashion doesn’t get a bad rap for no reason

Posted in wtf? at 10:44 am by squishy


Fashion chain Zara withdraws swastika handbag

I couldn’t make this up even if I TRIED.
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people who can do no wrong

Posted in compulsive listmaking at 10:23 am by squishy

For no particular reason, and in no particular order:

Tim Gunn
Mike Rowe
Allison Janney
Vin Scully et Russell Martin
Natalie Portman
Brad Bird
Peter Sagal
Enya (don’t ask)

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