"Pros Cons and Neutrals"

2006
Jul
24

comiccon.gifSorry I haven’t been updating the old blog, but you know what happens every year when Comic-Con comes to San Diego… that’s right, this year, I once again did not make it to Comic-Con and I have been so busy this last week doing all those things that you have to do when you are not at Comic-Con.

At least I’m not the author of a webcomic whose characters went there without me.

In order to un-FUBAR the formatting here, I guess I have to throw in some more text without graphics. Funny, usually, you just can’t shut me up…

Anyway, two things I saw in the Sunday papers (or more specifically, the big shiny ads that fall out of the Sunday papers) that I can’t find on the Web: First, Toys R Us has started selling “Fear Factor” branded bicycles. Try telling your kid to ride safely after you buy them one of those… “But I didn’t do anything they didn’t do on the show…” If I had the licensing rights to “Jackass”, I would see an opening right here. (And if the Fear Factor bikes are in their Sunday ad, why aren’t they on their website?)

And then there are the new boys’ t-shirt styles in the Kmart ad (yes, I read the Kmart ad in the Sunday paper; you can drop your respect for me one more notch). A street sign design that instead of “DO NOT ENTER” says “DO NOT CARE”. And two more based on warning signs: “WARNING: I’M NOT LISTENING” and “WARNING: MIND CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE”. (come to think of it, I may be able to recreate those designs using a web sign generator… Stay tuned…) Usually, it’s the girls’ shirt messages that display the worst attitude (they do have a girls’ T that says “WARNING: MAY CAUSE TROUBLE”), but do I really want to deal with a 12-year-old who has already shut down his mind? Or, you might consider it fair warning…

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