Today will have some highlights and some lowlights. First the highlights. Winners of the Vero Profumo samples (and I decided to give away two): HikerChickNH and Minette. Just click on the Contact Us link over on the left and send me your address.
This is a Super Bowl commercial from Pepsi that I think is hysterical. I’ve worked tangentially with Deaf groups for a couple of decades, and they had a lot of input into this commercial, and it totally gets Deaf humor. I applaud Pepsi for, first, making a commercial that is funny and also making one that tells us more about others without being patronizing.
Lowlights — anyone seen that Moment of Truth thing on Fox? When it comes to TrashyTV, almost nothing can scare me off my Moral Pedestal. My thinking is if some idiot signed up to be tortured emotionally for money, then I’m happy to be entertained by that. Moment of Truth asks the contestant questions ahead of time while they are hooked to a lie detector… so ….they already know how bad these questions will get — along the lines of “Do you think you will still be married to your husband in five years?” “Do you hesitate having children because you’re not sure your wife is The One?” and “Have you ever made a pass at your girlfriend’s friends?” and far, far worse. The contestant answers the question, and if they answer it truthfully, according to the lie detector, they advance on and can win more money, up to a million. The queasy looks on the faces of the wives, husbands, moms, children of the contestant are what I can’t watch. Despite the fact everyone agrees to be on this show and knows what will happen, and it should fall into the “morally okay” category I reserve for Voluntary Emotional Torture Victims For My Entertainment… but it just ain’t working this time. I feel
vaguely overtly sleazy when watching.
But what am I gonna do? The writers are on strike, my staples like Friday Night Lights, Gossip Girl, Brother and Sisters, and October Road are going on hiatus shortly as they run out of episodes. American Idol is just boring so far this year. Bruno and Carrie Ann make me sleepy. I only have three more seasons of The Wire to run through – and I’m trying to go slow and savor them – Dexter is being cleaned up for regular TV. I ask you, what in the world would you do?
Oh, perfume? I’m also feeling vaguely sleazy about all the J. Lo Perfumes that I just bought. Look for us to work all of that into a perfume review in the future.
For those of you that watch teevee, what are you going to watch while we move into re-runs early? For those of you that don’t watch teevee, we need a list of trashy books to help us over the habit!