The world is upside down

Up is down.  Black is white.  I just don’t know what to think.  The Big Game has come and gone and it was actually a good game.  That almost never happens.  Never.  But wait, there’s more.  Not only was The Big Game an entertaining football game, the commercials, sucked.  Sucked.  (sorry mom)  Yes, that’s right.  The commercials are usually the best part.  But not this year.

This was the only good one in the bunch

However, I did learn that there are many excellent movies coming up:

  • Fast & Furious 6 – I love the Fast & Furious movies.  I.  Love.  Them.  I already can’t wait for this.
  • Iron Man 3 – Robert Downey Jr.  Need I say more?
  • Oz the Great and Powerful – oooohhh
  • Star Trek into the Darkness – Chris Pines.  Hello Chris Pines.

Apparently, I am going to be busy this spring/summer.


What’s wrong with this picture

I like this commercial, but it is deeply flawed:

Can you figure out what the problem is?  I will tell you.

When the first kid starts singing “bum bum, bum bum” to himself the other passengers in the car would not normally chime in with an impromptu rendition of an Ozzie Osbourne song.  No. If this ad was showing what life is really like in a crowded car on a long road trip one of the other passengers would have shoved that blond kid and said:

“Stop it”

Let’s get it started

The NFL Championship game is this weekend.  And you know what that means.  It means you cannot use the word “super” and the word “bowl” next to each other to refer to it without shelling out for a licensing fee.  Since I am not about to do that, we shall say NFL Championship game.

So that game is best known for two things:  A lot of great commercials during what is usually just an alright game, and a really big food coma.

Really bad food will follow tomorrow.  Tonight I leave you with some of my favorite commercials of all time.  I presented the first set last year and now here’s the sequel.  Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Bud Bowl II.  Enjoy.

I really wish they would bring these back.

Groundhog day

Well, it’s Groundhog Day, but who really cares about that?  Frankly, I am pretty sure we are in for six more weeks of winter no matter what the groundhog says.  Stupid groundhog.

It is also the day after the Super Bowl.  A game that Super Kurt Warner could not win, even with the help of the rest of the Cardinals, much to the dismay of the Iowa press.


The commercial crop this year was a bit disappointing.  Here were our favorites.  I had to link to them on the Hulu site instead of embedding them.  Sorry.


The Doritos crystal ball ad and this Pepsi Max ad had my children howling with laughter.


Tom and I were partial to this Career Builders ad.

But, sadly we did not get the one second Miller High Life ad.  Here it is:

 Here are some that didn’t quite make the cut.  I think Miller definitely wins the prize this year.  (My favorite is “One Mississippi)

Happy Super Bowl

So later today fine Iowa Boy Kurt Warner will don his super hero cape and single-handedly defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl.  Or at least that is what the local papers would have you believe.  It’s getting old.

I don’t really care much about the Super Bowl.  It’s a good excuse to eat pizza and chips with guacamole, but it’s usually not a good game, and since neither of the Manning Boys are playing, I really don’t care about the outcome.  The commercials are the best part, and the old Bud Bowl ads were the best.  So here, in it’s entirety is Bud Bowl I from 1988: