Saturday, October 27, 2007

Fly Delta - Join the CIA
In case I haven't mentioned it before: I travel for a living. Which means I'm on a plane at least twice a week.

Normally I sleep on the plane- or put in my earplugs and read the paper. And, generally, I have a few drinks before- and during the flight.

Anyway... about a month ago- while flying home- I looked up and I SWEAR I saw a CIA commerical on the TV during my flight.

Yes. That's what I said. A COMMERCIAL FOR THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY- on my Delta flight.

Strange- if true. But I wasn't sure if it was real- or if it was the bourbon...

But I needed to find out.

So, for the past few weeks, I payed close attention to the television on the plane- waiting to see the same commercial again.

Finally, this week, I DID!

AND I took a picture of it to prove it was true...

Does ANYONE have any idea why the CIA is advertising on Delta?

Monday, August 06, 2007

Dog and the Design Star
I was flipping through the channels and came across Larry King interviewing someone I initially thought was the really, uh, flamboyant guy from HGTV's Design Star.

On closer inspection, it turned out to be "Dog" from AETV's Dog the Bounty Hunter.

This is "Sparkle" Josh from HGTV's Design Star.

And this is Dog the Bounty Hunter on Larry King Live:

See what I mean?

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Worst Slogan Ever



Friday, July 27, 2007

Cheap(er) Gas: Thanks Giant Eagle
Personally, I'm in favor of higher gas prices as a tool for driving down consumption.

But I'm NOT one to pass up a great deal- and today I got one on gasoline.

This afternoon I finally used all of the points I earned from buying groceries at Giant Eagle to save myself $2.20/gallon on a full tank of gas.

As a result, I was able to fill up my truck's 18 gallon tank for $8.44!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Fish Considered Second-Class Pets?
Have you heard about the fish food recall?

I didn't think so.

It wasn't on the news. I just found out about it from this sign at the grocery store.

I checked the Sergeants website and, sure enough, the recalled fish food has the same problem as the cat and dog food that was recalled with such a big fuss last month:

Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc. has announced it is voluntarily removing ornamental fish food products from retail store shelves. A portion of the production lots of Atlantis® Goldfish Flake Food and Atlantis® Tropical Fish Flake Food have been found to contain the contaminant, melamine.

Friday, July 06, 2007

No Thinking During National Emergency

Funny stuff!

Someone posted this sign on High St. in front of the Cup O' Joe.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

There Are Alternatives
I saw this huge billboard along the highway the other night...

This got me thinking about the signs that SHOULD have been there.
Signs like...


Sunday, May 20, 2007

Blacks, Jews and Babies?
I saw this ridiculous bumper sticker on a car at the grocery store that attempts to equate Slavery and Genocide with Abortion:

Enough said.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Truth Booth?
I was in Cleveland last weekend- at the Tower City Mall- when I came across this crazy thing called the "Truth Booth".

Sitting between the cell phone booth and the jewelry booth, this cheesy, mall-based display of unborn baby pictures was a serious embarrassment to the 'pro-life' campaign.

According to the signage, the "truth boof" claimed to have "4D ultrasound" images. (I assume the 4th 'D' is time- which is hardly something to brag about. I would have TOTALLY been impressed by a 5D display- assuming the 5th 'D' was, of course, the TWIGHLIGHT ZONE.)

Anyway... I REALLY wanted to stop and 'talk' with the group of old dudes sitting around the display - but I was carrying a bunch of luggage and decided to come back later- but no one was there when I came back.

So, anyway, I just checked out their website and found even MORE ridiculous info:

* State the facts scientifically by referring to the brochures. (I MUST get one of those brochures ... ha!)
* Withhold from discussing any issues. The images of the baby speak for themselves. (ha HA!)
* Locate in area malls to better reach the youth. (HA HA HA!)

Sunday, April 15, 2007

I'm Kevin Kurgis and I'm a Lawyer...

People are confused by, and deathly afraid of, legal stuff. Lawyers know this- and often create advertisements that exploit these fears.

This Ad for Kevin Kurgis- a personal injury lawyer in Ohio- is a great example of ads that use fear to gain new customers. It's really funny- and completely over the top- even though it totally follows the personal injury lawyer ad format.

The Kurgis ad starts off with a cheesy accident reenactment (sorry, I left cut this part off of the youtube video)- followed a fast-paced message from Kevin Kurgis, Lawyer, delivered while he walks quickly through a dark courtrooom accompanied by spooky lighting and scary music.

Just watch it and you'll see what I mean...