17 February 2009

Some things to share

First of all, it's officially official and, indeed I'm going:

BlogHer '09 In Real Life

Will I see you there? Hopefully yes. Let me know.

Has anyone else seen this Bizarro ad campaign from the makers of high fructose corn syrup??

I feel like I've hopped onto a time machine, and here I am, in the 60's watching ads for cigarettes. They're not bad for you! They're really super cool! Have some! Only in this case, we're serving up a tall, frosty glass of Type II Diabetes. Seriously people? WHAT THE FUCK??

Also. I was watching the NBA All-Star game this weekend, and I STILL can't figure out why I was the only one expressing shock/confusion/wtf is going on for Shaq's "dance" intro.


  1. Am officially cringing (and am NOT the one froofing it up on stage looking like a big, giant baby wearing a gender neutral romper in an Andrew Lloyd Webber NIGHTMARE)

  2. High fructose corn syrup is good in moderation, just like shot of vodka during the first trimester. Hey, Miss Grace--if memory serves you're a single mama? There is never enough time or money, by definition. The Matron was raised by one and calls many her friend. And she might go to BlogHer!!!!

  3. hmm i want to go. how are you organizing yourself? like where are you staying/who with?

  4. I did see that commercial, and I had to laugh. I've been avoiding that crap for years!

    As for a trip to Chicago, I don't know. Linda over at Random Memorandum asked me if I was going, and I never thought of it. She's going, has her room and everything. I hate conventions, so I can't picture it. Didn't you go last year? If so, what's it like?

    It could be interesting if a lot of my blog friends were going.

  5. Ha! Love the comparison of HFCS to Tobacco. Never drew the connection, but boy it fits! Forgive my ignorance, but I keep reading about "going to BlogHer". Does that mean, moving one's blog to a new host through BlogHer, or is there a convention or something? Very confused!

  6. Those corn syrup commercials are so baffling to me. It's such an unnatural and unnecessary substance, in my mind.

    Corn is only adding many dozens of more uses and markets-- can't they just let this one go? Maybe then the price of corn would begin to approach normal.

    We should all demand they choose-- corn syrup or ethanol, not both.

  7. Can you put my Type II on the rocks?

    I like my diabetes served cold.

  8. I think those commercials are kind of funny. I mean, who makes a commercial about corn syrup?

    I live not to far from Chicago, and some of the bloggers I've met over the past year have made me want to meet them, but I shy away from the big commercial group thingy's like that. I'll just randomly show up at some of ya'lls houses some day.

  9. You know, some of that High Fructose Corn Syrup might have made that vodka drinkable.

  10. Woo hoo!!! You're going to BlogHer in my hood. Get ready for some fun.

  11. see, when I first heard about those ads, what I thought of were those ads a couple years ago saying:

    "Co2. It's what life is made of"