I don’t know why I bother with this, but sometimes it can be fun. These commercials have my goat this week.
Bud Light. The best thing they can say about it is it’s DRINKABLE? Hey, so is hemlock! I guess if Miller Lite has the claims of awards, taste, fewest calories, there’s not much left… but they don’t even try to sell it as being comparable in any way to Bud. Coors made that mistake, and created a beer that was close enough in taste to their regular beer that, with the other reasons for drinking a light beer, they hardly sell any of their regular beer anymore. (They also made a really decent low-price beer, Keystone, that only sells in Light… I like regular Keystone better, but since I can’t buy it anymore, who cares?)
Lexus has us comparing the best Christmas present ever with getting a new Lexus… would be nice, except we didn’t have to pay for the present, and we’re paying for the Lexus for the next 6 years…
Hardees (Carl’s Jr. if you’re in the West): “Guys don’t make biscuits.” Why the hell not? I heard this enough times that I tried my hand at it. Granted, I would have done better with the help of someone who knew what they were doing, not to mention having more tools… the first batch looked good, but I had the wrong flour and didn’t know it, so they were inedible. I just finished my second batch. Still taste a bit too salty, maybe I’ll try general purpose flour and cut back on the salt next time. But they’re biscuits. Do they look or taste as good as Starrah’s? Well, no, but they’re made and I’m eating them. Besides, Starrah has been making biscuits since she was 3.
I have a tendency to react to statements like “Guys don’t …” I’ve been knitting since I was 12, although not serious about it until the past 4 or 5 years. I remember my mom teaching me to iron, and her best friend tried to tell me that I didn’t need to know how to do that. Face it, if I didn’t know how to do a lot of things that “women are supposed to do”, where would I be now? Someone find me a decent woman to do them, and I might fade back a little, but I’m not going to sit still and be told that I can’t do something because I don’t have a pair of X chromosomes. (Besides, men created knitting as an outgrowth of net-making, so we have more in our genes for that… we also created the whole clerical trade — remember that for many centuries, only men – clerics – were taught to write, and damned few of them.)
Well, there was another one, but I’m not remembering it and it has not shown in the past 3 hours… must have just been advertising on Fox during the football game. Ah well, keep your eyes open.