Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Don't Have a Grandson with a Dog Collar

Another ridiculous and funny string of events that can result when you have regular old cable TV.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Word of Bumper

As far as I'm concerned, barbecue is barbecue. You can argue about Memphis, Kansas City, Chicago and any other city that lays claim to barbecue expertise, but I'll eat any of it and like most of it. I have no ties to any of the great barbecue cities nor is my palate sophisticated enough to judge one over the other.

Lately I've been seeing this bumper sticker all over town. It's for a place that opened just over two years ago and only has three locations. I've not seen or heard a commercial for 4 Rivers Smokehouse, no banner ads, no print media or outdoor boards. I just keep seeing these bumper stickers. I don't follow them on Twitter nor they me. I'm not a fan of theirs on Facebook. (1,042 followers and 8,642 fans. Impressive numbers, really.) Apparently they've been reviewed positively plenty of times.

People think enough of this place to ruin the paint jobs on their cars. I have also heard a few people expressing a desire to try 4 Rivers, saying they've heard it's excellent.

That is some seriously effective, low budget advertising, especially in the hard-to-stay-alive-let-alone-compete restaurant category.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Don't Wake Up In a Roadside Ditch

I like the far-fetchedness of it. Ludicrous, ridiculous, but entertaining. Using that overused announcer who is always called on for "tongue-in-cheek seriousness."

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Monday, January 09, 2012

A Commercial Too Far

Comes a time when you have to get out while the getting's good, otherwise you look like Joe Montana with the Chiefs, or Michael Jordan in his second comeback. Same holds here with the Geico Caveman concept. The "Words with Friends" episode with Brian Orakpo was nominally passable, but in this one we've taken the hipster, sardonic caveman, whose specialty was acting insulted in a resigned, shoulder-shrugging way, and turned him into a silly, shrill character. Didn't they learn anything from the failed sitcom they tried to turn this into?

I observed a few 14-year old boys watching this over the weekend. They all said (in unison) words to this effect: "That was stupid."

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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

No One In Denver Has a Smart Phone

This shoddy piece of sports journalism jumped out at me in yesterday's paper. Mile High Stadium officials apparently were able to keep Broncos fans in the dark as to the outcome of the Chargers/Raiders game.

Stupid assumption. Filler. Nonsense.

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