Monday, November 26, 2007

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

Does this picture tell a story or what!? Hilarious. Here's the real story.

The picture came from Wonkette, which mocks this whole thing much better than I could ever do.

Doom and Gloom: Your Economic Forecast

"We haven't faced a downturn like this since the Depression."

That's the quote that stuck with me in all of today's depressing news about the state of the economy, housing market, etc. I'm convinced that buying my house, regardless of how cute it is, was a bad idea. I'm becoming seriously concerned that it has actually decreased in value, even if I see houses similar to mine listed at pretty nice prices. I'm so glad I don't have to relocate and sell my house right now. That just sounds like a miserable experience all around.

Another sign of the times: Even Harley-Davidson has had to cut production and put 5400 workers out of work this week because of falling sales. Seriously, things must be bad if people don't want a Harley.

All this bad news, and my local news station still has the time to discuss whether or not Big Foot exists. When I saw that, I think I died a little inside. Seriously.

It's all enough to make you want to flee to Canada (if you can sell your house, of course). And why not, the American dollar is at an all time low.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Giving Thanks...

I'm really not big on Thanksgiving... turkey is one of the few foods I don't care for, and it always seems like the day just drags on and on and on. So the last couple of years Rob and I have decided to take advantage of the built-in vacation days that come with the holiday and travel instead of doing the traditional family dinner. This year, we're headed to London to hang out with Rob's brother Matt and see the sights for a week. As I'm sitting here in Dallas/Fort Worth airport waiting for our connecting flight, I thought it might be nice to do just one thing to celebrate the holiday--give thanks. Here are a few of the things I'm thankful for:

My husband
Family and friends
My house
That I don't live in Texas anymore
Super Mario Galaxy
Colby-Jack Cheese
Kristen Bell
Friday Night Lights
Keri Russell
How I Met Your Mother
The Office
30 Rock
Banana Republic
Sam Waterston’s eyebrows
The Wire
Alpha-Hydrox AHA Souffle
My Garmin GPS
Laura Mercier
Converse shoes
High-Speed Wireless Internet
Entertainment Weekly
World’s Best Burger and my co-blogger. And actual burgers, because they’re tasty.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Right Said Fred Takes on Illegal Aliens

Oh Arthur.... let's stick to setting Jack McCoy straight. The direct plea for money seems a little desparate, but natural considering it took you FOR-EV-ER to enter the race.

And seriously dude, is that background music from Jurassic Park or Armageddon? A sign of the future? Likely.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Chuckabee for President

Have you seen this ad for Mike Huckabee... featuring Chuck Norris!? Shock and awe my friends. Shock and awe!

In other news, Larry Flynt is a big Dennis Kucinich supporter. It's a good day in the political world.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Grading WBB

I saw this listed on Mommy Bits and decided to grade our blog for readability. Apparently, we're as nerdy as I thought:

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You can get your own at Critic's Rant.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Post Debate Comments

How many of you watched the CNN debate last night featuring all of our hopefuls from the Democratic Party? If not, you can download the entire debate here. Well, I did, and in case you haven't formed opinions about the roster of options, I'm going to share mine with you:
  1. Joe Biden: Wack job.
  2. Bill Richardson: Thoughtful... and cuddly even. I think he's way up on the list for likability.
  3. Chris Dodd: Speaks amazing Spanish. I just wish I knew what his Spanish-language rant was about during the debate. Otherwise, a more intelligent sounding wack job.
  4. John Edwards: I'm sorry, I just think he's such a sleazy douche bag. I started getting so irritated with him. I wanted to scream at the screen.
  5. Dennis Kucinich: He brought me joy. There was a point in the debate where he was talking about how half the people on stage supported the war and now are against it, supported the Patriot Act and now are against it, supported free and open trade with China and now are questioning it. He was the only one to be against it all from the start, so he said (and this is an approximate quote): "America is ready for a President that gets it right the first time."
  6. Barack Obama: I was looking for a lot more from him. He's on my "to watch" list. I feel pretty good about him, but I'm not sold. I thought he spent too much time floundering around. He came off as inexperienced next to Hillary, which seems to be the chief complaint against him anyway. I'm not counting him out though.
  7. Hillary Clinton: What can I say? I thought she was polished, confident and intelligent in all of her responses. She comes of as the most authoritative person on the stage. I would feel good about her being my representative to the rest of the world. I still have a minor ick factor about her, probably because she seems so calculated... the extreme opposite of what appears to be naivete on Barack's part.
The point here. I haven't made a decision yet. If it was based on performance last night, I swear I'd vote Kucinich. No joke.

There's a GOP debate on Nov. 28. I can't wait to turn in and see my L&O boy Freddy Fred take on the big dogs.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Real Love

So, the song “Real Love” seems to be resurfacing, which I find totally nutty. It first came out in 1996, when I was at the ripe old age of 15, as part of the Beatles’ Anthology 2 album. Which I totally owned, by the way, because my brother and I were Beatles’ geeks even as teenagers. I’m pretty sure I even had a shirt with the Beatles’ Apple logo on it at the time. I also had a shirt with “The Kramer” on it, but that’s neither here nor there.

Anyway, even at 15 I was not so impressed by “Real Love.” It was a neat idea and everything, for the gang to get together and record with an old track featuring Lennon’s voice, but… enh. It kind of weirded me out. Like that recording/video of “Unforgettable” where Natalie Cole sings with her very much deceased father. Sweet, I guess, but still kind of creepy.

Back to the point. So recently, Rob and I went to see Regina Spektor in concert, and she performed a cover of “Real Love,” and it was pretty amazing, but that was probably mostly because she has an insanely gorgeous voice.

But then the song popped up again on, of all things, a JCPenney commercial. Anyway, I don’t know if it’s nostalgia for my teenage years or because this little girl is ostensibly building a rocket ship out of discount cookware and Arizona jeans—cause that’s the only tie I can possibly find to JCPenney’s in the commercial—but I am really digging this song. Like really digging it. I downloaded the Regina version and listen to it several times a day. I hum it in the car. I see the Apple logo in my sleep.

Here’s the commercial—one, for your enjoyment and two, because I think answering Laura’s yearnings for serious-ness on WBB by posting another commercial is the only response that makes any sense.

Love this site

Found Magazine is a fun collection of random notes people find. I love it.

Blogging Mid-Life Crisis

So, today I had my midlife blogging crisis. After doing significant research on blogging for work, I decided I need to be serious. Write about politics, education, the media, business, etc. etc. Keep in mind that my last three blog posts have been about a Jeep Liberty commercial, a cow falling on a car from a cliff and the monkey problem in India. Clearly I'm so serious.

I tell my blogging partner of nearly 3 years (on and off again relationship, since 2005) and she wants to break up with me. Like I'm trading her in for a more serious, richer blog. Seriously, can't she just understand that people question things... even blogging relationships from time to time. She was going to "do her own thing" if I didn't want her any more. Oh the guilt. I think to humor me (and she did), we're going to do a little redesign to "liven things up."

Well, I've come back down to earth, realized I'm not a serious blogger, and am content with WBB's three regular readers: Brenner, ShannanB aka Mommybits, and Rob (who uses this as a forum to try and convince his wife to cook and clean). Maybe I'll write about something serious on occasion, but I'll probably just keep on writing about stepping in human feces and ferocious monkeys. Of course, we're open to other content suggestions.

Viva WBB.

UPDATE: I forgot one of our best readers, Emily. Please forgive me Emily. We really appreciate your regular insights and contributions to WBB.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Rock Me Gently

This commercial for Jeep Liberty is my favorite commercial EVER. Or at least for the time being. I just can't get enough of the wolf belting out "Baby! Baby!" after he drops through the sun roof and spits out the bird.

Just watch. It makes sense, I swear!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

WGA On Strike

Long time no blog.

My current obsession: The WGA strike. It’s probably no shock that I’m pro-writer and pro-union in this situation. I could get into the nitty gritty now, but WBB’s 2-4 member readership is typically well-read and the type that keeps abreast of the news, so I’ll just put in a plug for this handy video that the WGA created to describe why they’re striking, which you can see here:

I’ve been getting most of my updates on the strike from these sites/blogs:

Anyway, it looks like this thing might go on for a while, which obviously sucks for someone—like myself—who considers TV equivalent to a major food group. By January, most of my favorite primetime scripted shows will be out of episodes, and I’ll have to find something else to do to fill my time. Any suggestions for a new hobby?

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Cows from the heavens

I was having a really bad day, and then I read this and realized it could be much, much worse.

Walk of Shame

Today is election day, which means I go through a very special yearly ritual.

I wake up.
Leave my house.
Go to work.

And then... I spend the rest of my day shaming the friends and family members who neglected their civic duties. And, they deserve it. That is all.

Monday, November 5, 2007

This is creepy

Thank you random gmail link! This is just bizarre.

Have I mentioned that I'm intrigued by how Googzilla chooses these stories for me? Anyone know?
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