Adland Gives Eulogy to the Pillsbury Dough Boy

Jane Goldman, otherwise know and the Caffeine Goddes on Adland writes a humorous eulogy for the Pillsbury Doughboy.

Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, Califfornia Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, and Captain Crunch. The gravesite was piled high with flours. Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded. Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but in later life was filled with turnovers.

by Steve Hall    Dec-23-03    

ABC Attempts to Duplicate 'Full House' Success

With Mary-Kate and Ashley too old and too hot to be cute little television girl-stars, ABC is out searching for twin girls hoping it can recapture the long running success of the former Olsen Twin's "Full House."

The network has announced a casting call for girls who are "adorable, outgoing and fun-loving twin girls to play the roles of Hallie and Annie in the Parent Trap television series." Tollin/Robbins is producing the show and wants girls between the ages of 11 and 15 for the call.

by Steve Hall    Dec-23-03    

Overhead Bin Advertising Joins Airline Tray Table Advertising

The addition of tray table advertising on America West reported here earlier is now to be joined by overhead bin advertising. So now when you are wrestling your way to your seat and trying to stuff your oversized bag into the overhead bin, you will be presented with a "binboard." One wonders what sort of brand association will be achieved with this form of advertising due to the questionable mood travelers are in at that particular moment of travel. Perhaps, weeks after your "binboard" exposure, when anger and frustration strikes as you get fingered while driving somewhere, you will remember that advertised brand with "fondness."

Advent Advertising is the company behind this move and has plans to roll the service out over the next several months.

by Steve Hall    Dec-23-03    

Fly Guy Finds His Monkey

Here's an amusing Holiday greeting in which you can control how "fly guy" flies. The flight ends with the guy finding nirvana in the form on a dancing monkey and a booty shaking hula girl.

by Steve Hall    Dec-23-03    

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Tony Pierce Says Time Magazine Got the Wrong Person of the Year

Saying "fuck you" to Time Magazine, blogger Tony Pierce disagrees with the magazine's choice of the American soldier as person of the year. While he respects the American soldier, he also wonders what is was they did that was so deserving of a Time cover writing, "they did their fucking jobs. just like school teachers and firemen and cops and bloggers."

Tony claims terrorist Osama Bin Laden should have been named Person of the Year stating:

the terrorists have won. and you told us he was terrorist number one, and the president told us, and the vice president told us, as did colin and donald and candy and everyone.

and im sorry if i look at the scoreboard and on one side i see the fucking terror alert at nearly the top of the scale, airports not allowing me to kiss a cheerleader goodbye at the gate any more, and her not allowed to pack a fucking nail file in her coach bag.

and on the other side i don't see osama getting found for the second full year in a row, but i do see george bush's approval rating creeping up only six points after he "got" saddam.

osama is the phantom menace and he is the golden ticket and whoever finds him wins and im sorry aol time warner but your person of the year did not find the real person of the year and you know it and they know it and its fucked up but that's what time it really is.

While he does have a point, I'm not sure I completely agree with Tony. I'm sure it has something to do with the fact that my neighbor's son is over there in the Marines and has been there off and on since 9/11. While he may have "just been doing his job," watching the faces of his parents, always wondering where and how he is, made me wonder if there wasn't just a little something special about what he was doing in Iraq and Afghanistan. And perhaps we might want to show a little appreciation of that effort.

by Steve Hall    Dec-23-03