Peeves

The Worst [and Greatest] Product Name Ever

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Bite My Slice Pizza

Don't you wish you could have been at the meeting where the marketing group came up with this name?

It's kinda rude. It's vaguely obscene. The pizza itself looked disgusting. I was compelled to buy it.

And therein lies the peeve... those marketers are genius.

The Back of the New $20

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twenty dollar note
Have you seen the new "Series 2004 $20 Notes"? The ones they're advertising on T.V.? The U.S. Treasury has rolled out yet another revamp of the U.S. twenty dollar bill in an effort to stop those pesky counterfeiters once and for all. It features high-tech fake-busting elements like a watermark, a security thread, and color-shifting ink. It also features crappy design.

Too much damn snow

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beetle covered in show

We got walloped with almost 2 feet of snow on Monday. There's a Beetle under there somewhere. Crazy!

jeff snow angel

[ok, I confess that there is a little "pleasure" in this "peeve."]

The Dangers of Commuting

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highspeedtrains.jpg WATCH OUT!!!

livewire.jpg Don't touch!!!

notresspassing.jpg Don't go there!!

stayback.jpg Gladly!

The "NO BAGS" Policy at the Movies

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This is one that has been irking Jeff and me for nearly a year now.

Just after the terrorist attacks of last year, our nearby Hoyts Cinema 16 posted the sign you see above. It reads:

ATTENTION PATRONS

TO ENSURE YOUR SAFETY AND THAT OF OUR
EMPLOYEES, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, NO
BACKPACKS, SHOPPING BAGS, OVERSIZED PURSES,
OR OTHER PACKAGES WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE
THEATRE.

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR COOPERATION AND
UNDERSTANDING.

Patriotic Housewares

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Am I to understand that we, as Americans, have had a sudden shift in taste and now want our entire houses to be bathed in red-white-and-blue, from the kitchen table to the bed? Our nation's brave retailers seem to think so, and they've wasted no time in answering the call for patriotic housewares!

5 people I wouldn't want to meet, and why

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Michael Jackson | I wouldn't be able to stop staring at his nose


Snoop Doggy Dog | He scares the *@!? out of me


Owen Wilson | I wouldn't be able to stop staring at his nose (otherwise, he's cool)

The Tell-tale Belt

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belt.gif

I must put an end to this trend.

"Antiqued" Jeans: the OCD* look

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What amount of compulsive, maniacal, thigh-rubbing would it take to create white patches on the lap of otherwise new-looking jeans? And woudn't you be more likely to start a fire first?

I can't stand this new "old" look that seems to be ubiquitous in jeans these days. I don't care if they are the latest fashion, or on whose runway they were first spotted. I don't care if this view makes me unhip...out of touch... old!

Thumbnail Let-down

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This seems to be happening to me a lot lately.

I find an item on an online catalog that looks fairly groovy, but the photo isn't large enough to show all the detail I crave. I point at the picture, and yippee, the pointer turns to a little hand, which communicates to me that a larger view is just one click away.

But no! Clicking on the image loads a new page featuring the same image! What good is that?

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