Monday, August 12, 2013

Donuts go nuts

We don't have any Dunkin Donuts by us, so I won't be trying these -- they're international offerings anyway. But I love reading about weird flavors. Mango pudding! Pistachio! Date!And tons o' chocolate on top of chocolate iced with chocolate.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Did you have Intellivision, or just Atari? I always felt that Intellivision was Atari for hardcore sports fans. That said, love these comic-book ads, esp the one for the D&D game.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Come aboard, we're expecting you

Love this: Captain Stubing (Gavin McLeod, also Murray Slaughter) has a perfectly named book coming out in October: "This Is Your Captain Speaking."

Monday, July 29, 2013

Most disgusting new food ever?

Is this the most disgusting new food ever? Can we even call it a food? Admittedly, I was an American kid, I ate my share of Spaghetti-Os, even the grossest ones with hot dogs and meatballs.

But CHEESEBURGER-FLAVORED Spaghetti-Os? What marketing genius got that one past the focus groups?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Na na na na ... lie la lie ... mahna mahna!

CDZA, aka Collective Cadenza, does great musical experiment videos.

In this one, from 2011, they take on lyrics that aren't really lyrics -- that is famous bits from famous songs where the words aren't really words, they're songs or syllables, or made-up somethings.

Mmm bop!Ma ma se, ma ma sa, ma ma ma coo sa! 

Ann Rule suing Seattle Weekly

So Ann Rule is suing one of our city's local alt weeklies over an article written by the fiance of one of the killers she wrote about. This is such an odd story. I read the book and the fiance's defensive article and come on! He's her FIANCE. What is he going to say? Hardly an objective opinion.

I will always love Ann Rule -- no one has mastered the tricky true-crime genre like she has. And that is one bloody awful caricature of her.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Bowling for dollars

I perhaps too much would like to scoop up all the stuff this closing Minnesota bowling alley is selling. Who wouldn't want a birthday bowling pin, or an M&M machine?