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Dead birds drop from the sky in Arkansas; clearly Stephen King has moved into the neighborhood. (Video)

RUN!!!

Ummm…Happy New Year? Arkansas was cursed with flooding last year at this time–and now DEAD red-wing blackbirds have covered yards and roads in Beebe, Arkansas. Take a second to listen to the Mayor of Beebe tell reporters how it’s “like living in an Albert [sic] Hitchcock movie“, y’all.  (Yes, I’m making fun of the Mayor. Durrr.)

I remember thinking that Stephen King (damn, I wish I uttered said Albert Hitchcock line back then!) bought a house down the road from us when our neighbors’ cat was found dead in their yard, and our whippet, Oliver (RIP, Ollie) ran and leaped into the air–not once, but twice in one week–catching and MURDERING two blue jays. That’ll teach ’em.

Queue up the clip from The Birds, please.

What the gotdamnhell did these people DO to deserve this??

Nike Ad – “Write the Future” World Cup

Watch. This. Now.

Photo: Nike

Ho. Lee. Crap. I’m not even a huge soccer football fan; in fact, all I know about the sport is David Beckham in his Armani briefs.  HOWEVER.  My mouth hung open and I got a case of the shivers watching this Nike advertisement (I said “ad-VER-tizment”, like a nice British bird.)

via www.slate.com

“The Spot: Soccer stars imagine the alternate universes they might create with their play—good or bad—in the upcoming World Cup. Will they be winners or losers? Heroes or goats? Adored celebrities or shunned trailer park shut-ins? It can all hang on a single kick of the ball. As the spot closes, the words “Write the Future” appear above the familiar Nike swoosh.”

If only Becks were able to play this time around, I think this would have been the definition of perfection in advertising. Still, it’s bloody close.