Monday, September 29, 2008

Change Of Subject

All I hear these days is talk about:

The Bail-Out

The Election

Sarah Palin


My Living Situation

Granted, I do have an interest in all of these things. But I'd really like to talk with people about something OTHER than those things every now and then. So here is a list of things that I would like to talk about with anyone.

Burger King Commercials. You know what I'm talking about- the ones with "The King". I laugh loudly at the newest one with reverse pick-pocketing. If you haven't seen it yet, you definately need to watch more TV just so you can experience that pleasure. Let's talk about "The King".

The 80's style. Hypo-color T-shirts, fluorescent colors, big hair, Reeboks, stretch pants, parachute pants, sweaters with animals on them, side ponytails, pegged pants, tie-dye..... I could go on and on and on. Oh, the horror of it all. Let's talk about the 80's style.

Books. Books on philosophy, books on religious matters, fictional suspense books, true crime books, Oprah's Book Club books, made-into-movie books, romance books, sci-fi books, biographies, etc. Let's talk about books.

Halloween costumes. The one time a year I allow myself to dress like a prostitute and it's 100% socially acceptable. What's everyone dressing up as this year? What are your kids going to be dressed up as? Are these costumes being bought at a store? Online? Homemade? Let's talk about Halloween costumes.

Planet Earth. Either the show, or the planet itself. I bought Michael the BBC series called "Planet Earth" for his birthday. It's pretty awesome and explains SO much about how climates affect the animals that live there and things like that. Desserts, caves, the Arctic, oceans. Pretty much everything about the planet. It's really fascinating and now I have some new useless but interesting facts in my head. Let's talk about Planet Earth. Or the planet.

High school mascots. My high school mascot was a Colt. That's dumb. I always hated being a Cottonwood Colt. Was that the only mascot left that started with a "C"? I guess it could have been worse- I could have been a Cottonwood Cow. What was your mascot? Let's talk about high school mascots.

Value menus at fast food places. I hardly order from the value menus (I'm talking about things like that dollar menu at McDonald's and the like). But realistically, is the value menu food much worse than the rest of the menu? Like you can get a spicy chicken sandwich on the dollar menu, OR you can get a grilled chicken sandwich for full price. A little bit of a size difference and taste difference, but enough to spend an extra $3 on? I will, from now on, chastize myself for not ordering from the slightly less blase value menu food. Thoughts? Let's talk about value menus.

I'll stop for now as the above should give us plenty to talk about. For now, let's have a change of subject.

Much Love!


Emily Maher said...

1. I love the Burger King commercials. I think they're unbelievably clever. I also love the Stride gum commercial with the goat.. if you haven't seen that one, please watch for it. It never ceases to make me laugh out loud and choke on whatever food I'm eating at the time.

2. I was only 3 when the 80's ended, but I did get a lot of your old clothes, and I felt fantastic about them. Plus I love looking at old slides. You were so cute.

3. I'm not even going to start with you.. there's not enough room in the whole world to type about books.

4. My friends and I are planning on being the band from- you guessed it- the Jesus is my friend video. We're gonna play the song over and over and either walk around with fake instruments, or have my friend's dad pull us around in a trailer.

5. I love earth.

6. I was a miner. Lame. I'd rather be a colt any day. Truly.

7. I ALWAYS order from the dollar menu. Jr. Bacon Cheeseburgers from Wendys are the staple food of my life. And they're only a dollar. I'd buy them if they were more though. Delicious.

Brent Festge said...

Burger King makes me constipated...and Halloween costumes give me diarrhea. I judge everything in life based on the consistency of my stool.

Just Me said...

Emily, I adore you. Even though you wore my 80's clothes until mid-2000.

Festige- Maybe it would work out if you ate Burger King while wearing a Halloween costume. What'd ya think?

Cameron's Corner said...

I hate that they stopped calling them the "Dollar Menu" and they changed it to "Value Menu". That way they can sneak an extra 20 or 30 cents into the price.


Brent: I've heard if you eat/drink your own diarrhea, eventually (like the third of fourth digestion) it will thicken up and solidify.

Katie M. said...

OK, I was first going to comment on the Burger King commercials because the pick pocketing one makes me laugh everytime!

But then I read the comment from Festige about poo and then Cameron's comment about feces and laughed out loud. HAHAHAHA!!

LT said...

I was reading an article a while ago on about a guy that got arrested for a felony for stealing soda from a Burger King. The manager lost his mind on the guy and a fight ensued.

Reading the comments following the article there was a lot of talk of who was in the right and who wasn't. Some genius then inserted the thought 'Wait a minute. Where was the the Burger King when all this happened.' For some reason that struck me as hilarious and I still laugh thinking about the Burger King jumping out and separating the homeless guy and the Burger King manager. What an awesome mascot. Cottonwood should be the Cottonwood Burger Kings.

Saule Cogneur said...

"The King" sort of disturbs me. BK commercials are a lot better than that of their competition, but the plastic, ever smiling face seems like something to come out of a Stephen King novel. Have you seen the BK sponsored Seth McFarlan skits on youtube?

Just Me said...

Cameron- I think you should try this experiment you suggested. Let us know if it works!

Katie- Poop!

Troy- Gotta love those KSL comments! Funny stuff! And if we were the Cottonwood Burger Kings, do you think we'd get free school lunch?

Saule- I must agree that waking up to that face staring at me through the window would be a little... unverving. I just like his playing football. :)