Jan 29th 2009 6:22PM Seems to me that an HBO exec could probably get their hands on a tape of the speech. TV in first class doesn't work? Boo Hoo. Try spending six bucks for cheezy headphones in coach (or as I like to call it, STEERAGE), and then finding out that the crap back there doesn't work either. Better yet, try getting your six bucks back after you've opened the plastic bag they came in.
Jan 29th 2009 6:00PM Hey Geoff, if I wanted your life story, I'd go to your Myspace page. After reading this article, I know as much about you as the USPS story. The thing is, I want to know what's going on at the Post Office, not at your house.
Jan 11th 2009 11:00AM I would gladly sacrifice ten Whoppers to gain one true friend.
Jan 7th 2009 6:40PM My wife bought a rug that has monkeys on it. (don't ask!) Should I be expecting problems from PETA?
Dec 13th 2008 12:37PM Wrink, where did you get the idea that the people who write these articles are 'professional journalists'? Good luck finding a real 'writer' anywhere on the 'net.
Burger King's Whopper Virgins campaign -- some video's out now, you can judge for yourself (WalletPop)
Dec 1st 2008 7:51PM It sounds to me like a stupid ad, but not having seen it, I couldn't really say if it's offensive. What's really offensive is the tabloid journalism, poor grammar, and adolescent spelling mistakes that AOL seems bent on perpetuating. Maybe they should consider hiring real journalists, or at least professional writers.
Nov 7th 2008 5:54PM These fleeting expletives are even creeping into TV advertising. I've caught them on a Chrysler ad, and one for Domino's pizza. To me, this seems a desperate attempt to portray their products as 'hip'. Along with gratuitous sex scenes in mainstream programming, it's a lame attempt to attract viewers (or in the case of advertising, consumers) by appealing to their prurient or childish interests. In the past, a couple walking into a bedroom and closing the door behind them was enough to let the viewer know what was to happen next, and our imaginations were enough to convey the action that was to follow. The world was shocked when Clark Gable said 'damn', and reflecting on that now, rightly so. Mr. Gable opened the door, a door that has been kicked off the hinges in recent times. The recent decline of imagination, morality, and literacy in the people who write this garbage is reflected in their work. We're in a world where we can find frequent spelling and grammatical mistakes in the graphic 'crawls' at the bottom of our most widely respected and viewed news programs. When a professional news writer can't spell, can't construct an intelligent sentence, can't even use spell check, we can't expect the writers of 'entertainment' programs to do much better. In view of all this, it's ironic that just this week, the results of a study were released that makes a connection between teen pregnancy and viewing habits of our kids. We seem to forget that regardless of the excuse that most explicit programming is broadcast at night, allegedly when kids are asleep, most kids these days have a TV set in their bedrooms. Regardless of the parents' wishes, I'm sure (if my grandchildren are any example) that many kids watch all sorts of things when they should be sleeping. It's analogous to the old fashioned habit of my generation of reading comic books under the covers with a flashlight when we were supposed to be asleep. And when my grandkids (7 and 5 years old) utter expletives at school, their excuse will be that they heard it on TV, so it must be okay. I guess this also makes it okay to not know how to spell. So who do we blame? Parents? Writers? The networks? For a while, we've tried to blame our teachers and school systems on our country's intellectual decline. But it's all of us who are responsible. The slow erosion of moral values in this world is finally coming home to roost. Sometimes, it's perfectly fine to be a little old fashioned. If you can't express yourself without using expletives, maybe you don't really have anything to say.
Nov 3rd 2008 7:28PM So it's still okay to foster if you're an alcoholic, adulterer, or undiscovered child molester?
Feb 6th 2008 5:07PM Does anybody remember "TV" Tommy Ivo? He usually played the neighborhood 'motorhead' in '50's sitcoms, and was usually shown driving a hotrod. He later went into drag racing professionally. I don't think he won too many races, but he did have some pretty wild exhibition cars.
Nov 7th 2007 1:19PM Also noticed that you changed the word 'oven' to 'can'. Too little to late. Evan, why don't you goose-step back into oblivion where you belong.