Which brings to mind past advertising gaffes. Like McDonald’s memorable “I’d hit it” banners, part of their “I’m lovin’ it” campaign, that depicted some schmo eyeing a double cheeseburger and the words “I’d hit it” – which is essentially slang for “I’d like to have sex with him/her” (note: Feel free to insert your own “special sauce” joke here). Or the Snickers commercial in which two auto mechanics are so overcome with a desire for the chocolate bar that they eat it from opposite ends and unwittingly end up kissing, a spot that managed to offend gay, lesbian and conservative groups alike. No easy feat. And, of course, New Coke. ’Nuff said about that one.
On the other hand, people seem to think they know better. Which, of course, they don’t. There was this guy I went to high school who used to fancy himself a comedian. Whenever I’d show up at a party with bottled water, he’d feel the need to point out “You realize you’re paying for water.” I’d have to point out that I was paying for a certain quality of water. Specifically, water that didn’t taste like it had been gathered from a public swimming pool. The other day, my writing partner scoffed at the very notion that someone could actually tell the difference between tap and bottled water and challenged me to a taste test. He went to the kitchen, filled two cups with tap water, two with bottled water, brought them back to his office and had them sit on his desk for another until they were both room temperature before letting me at ’em. Marty G. videotaped the challenge for your viewing pleasure. Check out the exciting results below.
Went in today and watched Rob’s partial director’s cut of Vegas. Rob did a terrific job on this one and, once completed, it’ll be a truly cinematic out-of-the-box episode. A Day 1 Mix of The Prodigal is on tap tomorrow after which we all scatter to the four winds for a week or so. Rob, Paul, and Brad head to Vegas. Marty G. is off to Toronto. Carl returns home to California. And I retire to my home office to continue work on my pilots, catch up on my reading and t.v./dvd-viewing, and spend some quality time with the dogs.
P.S. Last day to get your questions in for actor and occasional wraith Tyler McClendon.