Tuesday, July 21, 2009


I bought a 4-pack Mike's Harder Lemonade tonight. The side of the box says, "WARNING Contains 8% alcohol." Warning? Why would they warn me that it contained 8% alcohol? The warning would be, "WARNING: Contains 3% alcohol." Then, you'd know you were paying 7 bucks for lite beer. Otherwise, it should say, "HEY! Contains 8% alcohol - Cool." Marketing. They think they should warn us for something that we want.
I love the people who stand on line at the market for ten minutes, throw all thier junk on the conveyor, watch the cashier ring it up, bag the junk and then fish around for two minutes for the money to pay for it. Did they think that, at the end of the line, the cashier would say, "Hey, it's free!" Get your money out, dumbass.
Now I'm reading stuff on the Internet that Barack Obama is apologizing for his "mom jeans" that he wore when he threw out the first pitch at the All-Star game on Tuesday. Jeez. In an interview on NBC's "Today Show" that mostly covered serious topics, President Obama acknowledged that he "looked a little frumpy" in his baggy jeans. In his defense, Mr. Obama said that he hates to shop and that "those jeans are comfortable." The President went on to say: "For people who want a president to look great in tight jeans, I'm sorry."
This is what we've come to - picking apart the attire of a guy who is at a baseball game to perform a ceremony. Let's keep our eye on the ball, OK?


Handsome B. Wonderful said...

I'm so with you on both points. I have my debit card/credit card out well before they ask for payment. It's only logical and polite.

The Obama pants "thing" is so absurd. Who cares? The media will spend hours talking about that but only briefly discuss the merits of legalizing marijuana.

Usually they have to make some wise crack about the issue. It's a very serious issue and many intelligent, non-stoner people agree and/or smoke pot.

Anthony said...

As I've said, if they legalized marijuana, I'd never drink again.