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.

12 comments:

  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)

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  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!!!!

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

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  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.

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  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!

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  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.

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

    I like my diabetes served cold.

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  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.

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

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

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  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"

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