Meanwhile, in the Grammar Crisis room....

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Good Lord, I'm Lazy, or Godzilla:Redux's been quite a while since my last post.
Anyway, recently I had a commentor mention a campaign against the whole "new Godzilla in the Doritos ads" things. That got me thinking: think of what that horrible Godzilla movie robbed us of. Looking at it from a 2006 perspective, the Godzilla flop cost us a chance at "Peter Jackson's King Kong vs. Godzilla." It would've been a 9-hour-long epic, with 3 intermissions and a musical number. The climax would have been Kong fighting 300 Godzilla hatchlings at the same time in Madison Square Garden(with Kong winning, of course!).
Such a shame.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Post Smorg

Multiple topics to cover, and not much time to get to it.
  • New "Snakes on a Plane" teaser out. If you like snakes, planes, Samuel L. Jackson and movie teasers with a hell of a lot more words than footage, click here.
  • Does Sprite's new ad campaign make anyone actually want to buy a Sprite? Sure, sure, I get it - it's "subliminal." Sublime is great (if a little played out), but I never really want sublime and food products to go together. When I'm eating an apple, I want to be reasonably sure my universe won't go all Dali on me. Do sumo wrestlers get you thirsty? How about mouths in someone's eye sockets? Frankly, if you're an ad exec, and your entire ad campaign is based on a horribly bad pun ("sublymonal"), it might be time to rethink career choices. Something went wrong there.
  • Addendum to the previous bullet point: does "lymon" work on anyone else either? If I see "lymon," I'm thinking my citrus has been untruthful with me.
  • I think Disney's entire business is based on the concept of "things that shouldn't talk, but do." Cars? Shouldn't talk. Toys? Shouldn't talk. Anthropomorphic animals? Shouldn't talk. That business model might be getting a little played out, so I suggest they diversify. Where, you might ask? I think they should invest in the concept of "things that should talk, but don't." Think about it, an entirely new market, thus far only tapped by mimes. There's a fortune to be made here, Disney.