Archive for ‘Haha’

May 18, 2008

Life Father, Like…Oh My God!!!

Last week, Montastic’s gift to the world (or me, one of her many dedicated readers) was, so of course I must pass it on to you (many of which are the same readers).

In case you’re hesitant, here’s a preview:

April 26, 2008

Unnecessary Censorship of Elmo

This is the funniest thing I’ve seen in quite some time. I saw it while watching an episode of Lost online. It’s part of a promo for the Jimmy Kimmel Show, which features a segment titled “Unnecessary Censorship.” They often feature scenes from Sesame Street, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Barney & Friends, Blues Clues and others. I hope you enjoy it, and if you’ve got some time to kill, watch the others that have been archived on , href=””>YouTube.

March 5, 2008

a pot of gold at the end of a reading rainbow

I’ve never been much of a reader, but the other day I went to Powell’s, and I actually bought a book without any recommendation or previous knowledge of it…an impluse buy. Sure, I had an encounter with a girl there, but that’s not something I should blog about, in the name of not being creepy.

Uggh, me, me, me. The book. It’s called Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy. He actually autographed this copy.

Anyway, it’s his story about landing a job in the music industry at a record label in NYC. It’s just an everyday story told in an everyday voice. I’m only 40 pages in, but so far this is why I like it:

1. The narrator/author used to be a copywriter in the ad industry.
2. He mentioned Oregon.
3. He mentioned Genesis, the band, not the bible thing.
4. He makes list.
5. He talks about giving women nicknames based on first impressions or encounters.

I laughed out loud when he mentioned something about people with glasses looking smart no matter what they’re doing, and I’ve totally been thinking about getting glasses.

March 2, 2008

Tennis Lookalikes

I always find myself comparing everyday people to celebrities, and usually I’m right on. So it should be no surprise that I’m fascinated with other people point out lookalikes.I’ve been compared to Finch from American Pie and Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage) from The Wonder Years. I’m so flattered…

I just saw this slideshow of Tennis stars and their lookalikes on the tennis community website Tennisopolis.

My favorite was Kim Clijsters being compared to Fiona from Shrek.

February 24, 2008

Ad Crush: Trigon Regence BlueCross BlueShield


I believe this is a real commercial. I also believe I dampened my pants with a few drops of happy pee whilst watching it. This entire campaign is great!

February 23, 2008

Steve Nash pollutes Craig Seger’s hanky, promotes green sneakers

Steve Nash is slowly becoming one of my favorite professional athletes, and the Phoenix Suns have become one of the most exciting teams to watch in the NBA. I caught this interview between he and Craig Seger during the 2008 NBA All-Star game.

So basically Steve borrows Craig’s flashy handkerchief, then calls him “Bro” and then promotes his recycled sneaker called Trash Talk, made by Nike, and jokes about his new teammate Shaq. Is there a better made-for-TV moment?

February 18, 2008

Blog Browsing on a Sunday Night

Technically it’s very early on Monday morning, and the only reason I’m not in bed is because I get President’s Day off. So, instead of streaming illegal copies of new movies I decided to surf the net for other entertainment…legal entertainment.

First I found this Baby Care Primer (courtesy of FiveJs), which I plan on passing on to my boss, who is expecting her first child in a few weeks. Then I found The Lego Master blog belonging to the son of the FiveJs blogger. A cool blog, especially for a 10 year-old. Back when I played with Legos, I didn’t have worldwide forums that I could display my creations on.

But the thing I was most impressed with was a “lost in translation” project/assignment that I found on Addison Road. The example they provided is called A Wicked Deception, produced by Blame Society Productions. Here’s how you make a video like the one above:

Step 1: Write a short script
Step 2: Translate that script from English to French, using Babelfish
Step 3: Then into German
Step 4: Then back into French
Step 5: Then back into English
Step 6: Then film it.

February 6, 2008

Why Deutschland Loves David Hasselhoff

Mario put together an awesome presentation for Ignite Portland 2, which I was able to see at the Baghdad Theater last night along with 749 other local peeps. The event was also streamed on the Web.

This was all his idea, and I applaud him for pulling it off. I’d be nervous as hell, as I’m sure he was, but after seeing him kill it, I’m considering being a presenter in the future.

If I can say one thing about his presentation, he kind of fumbled toward the end. We had brainstormed a great conclusion involving Chuck Norris, but he ran out of time. Still, it was probably the funniest, and most memorable 5-minutes for everyone that night.

February 4, 2008

My Favorite Super Bowl XLII Ads

Ok, so I just want to get these out there. I didn’t really see a lot of amazing spots this year. The ones that really stuck with me were the E*Trade spots with the baby. The funny dialogue really made these work, and the little extras woven in, such as the spitting up and the creepy clown.

I also enjoyed the Planters ad and the spot for the Toyota Corolla, although I thought it it could have been executed better. But the ones I really liked were not new for the Super Bowl. They were the Doritos ad and the Tide ad (a previous Ad Crush).

January 19, 2008

Ad Crush:


I caught a great spot for that aired during American Idol. It featured a tall man with extremely large legs walking around town. The commercial told a story. It reminded me of a Super Bowl ad. Someone finally posted it online, so here it is, and here is the Ad Week article.

Agency: BBDO
Director: Rupert Sanders.