Thursday, February 26, 2009

Those Damn Rush-Hour Semis

Trucks on the Highways (or Freeways for us Angelinos)... are a menace during rush hour. If I ruled the world (which... come on, who wouldn't want), Trucks and Semis would be BANNED from the Highways during Rush Hour (6AM-9AM and 4PM-7PM). Where does Anheuser-Busch have to go at 6:30 in the morning anyway?

Trucks are the cause of many accidents - albeit indirectly a lot of the time, as cars try to zip around them. But let's keep them off the roads during times when sooo many drivers are out. Let's try it. See if it cuts down on accidents.

And while we're on the topic of Trucks, let's leave the commercial trucking industry alone and talk about those over-bloated Pick-Ups and SUVs. For my money, I've noticed that as the size of vehicles goes up, IQ points go down - "Hello you Monster Truck fans!" Not a triple digit IQ score among them. Giant Fords and Dodge trucks do not belong in Metropolitan areas. And yes, I am sure the stereotype of the drivers 'compensating for something else' is true.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Over-Thinking Jackasses

I cannot tolerate people who just don't get it. There are sooo many people incapable of taking a step back and seeing the big picture. Jokes or quips fall flat on them and every response they make is on the defensive.

A great example of this is happening today at work (full disclosure - I work for DreamWorks Animation). The Monday Morning Pundits are all out in force tossing in their two cents over a harmless quip by Jack Black on the 81st Academy Awards last night.

Introducing the Best Animated Feature award, Jack Black (who voiced the title role in our "Kung Fu Panda"), cracked a joke: "Each year I do one DreamWorks project, then I take all the money to the Oscars and bet it on Pixar." Moments later, KFP lost to Pixar's unwatchable and boring "Wall-E" (I hated it!).

So, at work, everyone is crying foul and how could he and blah-blah-blah... really people. IT WAS A JOKE! He's not slamming our films. Get over it.

But no, some people go on and on about the how rude and how bad and then debate the minutia of the supposed slur. Get a life! Step back! See the Big Picture! Most people just don't have a clue how to do this.

It's sad and it's what keeps most people down and causes society to crumble and will ultimately doom mankind and the planet. I see the Big Picture. I get it.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

"General Hospital" Product Placement

Ok, so I guess February is Heart-Health Month. How do I know? How about MASSIVE product placement during "General Hospital".

I googled to find that ABC has paired with Campbell Foods to 'promote' February as Heart-Health Month, but OMG - the product placements were flying higher than a late-night infomercial. Prego, Healthy Choice, blah, blah, blah... it was so annoying. Just give me a PSA at the end of the episode. I guess they have to find ways to counteract my DVR habits. Afterall, I watch 0% live television - it is all on the DVR and therefore, I skip ALL commercials. Every friggin' one of the them. I hate them, always have and will continue to avoid them.