[The hunt for pink October]
[Buttoned up]
[All those simple things are simply too complicated...]
[Hey Andy, are you goofing on Elvis?]
[Think...pink!]
[We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming...]
[header]


And fish in the sky, and a big monkey pie...

[melts in your mouth]
copyrighted all rights reserved

The above photo was taken on January 30th. It made it as high as page 6 of Flickr Interestingness for that date. And then, like any good photographer, I ate the props.


This morning I was watching analysis of the 2006 crop of Super Bowl ads on Today. The experts agreed in unison that this year was (quote) "a bust". Seriously, has there really been a good year for Super Bowl ads since the first year of the dot-com boom? We could pretty much save the time and energy of the experts and just go ahead and chalk it up in the negative column the day before the big game... There are always a few cute ads here and there. But you'll find that ratio just about every sweeps month and awards show anyway, without the 1.5 million per milisecond pricetag.

Two campaigns that really bothered me this year:

1. Diet Pepsi (and not just because I wouldn't touch the stuff if it was the last aspartame-infused product on the market) — is "brown and bubbly" HONESTLY the best slogan your ad agency could come up with? Seriously? Let's see...it's either toxic sludge or a byproduct of your septic tank overflowing. Either way - not good. Why not just go ahead and say, "Diet Pepsi - brain cancer link still not proven since 1963!"

2. Pizza Hut's "Cheesy Bites" — Jessica Simpson. Strike one. Slogan? "One of these days these bites are gonna pop..." Immediately think of pimples here. Pizza face. Bubble-zits. Greasy pepperoni. White goo popping out. Ummm, ewww. No thank you, strike two. Hello, Papa John's!

Dishonorable mention goes out to Burger King for the Whopperettes. The king is creepy enough in his own right. But now I'll think of "human mayo" every time I see one of your sammiches. And that's...just...wrong.


Somehow we managed to plan a mini-Disney vacation during the only two days of bad weather in Florida since 2006 began. Even so, the party still went on! Check out Flickr for photos if you are so inclined.

I can't believe I have a two year old now. How did that happen?


Well at least with two weeks of Olympic coverage coming up, there should be no lack of topics to snark on... Ciao!


posted on 02.06.2006 @ 5:55 PM :: mail a comment  
next entry  ::  all  ::  home  ::  previous entry  


Original images and works ©2001-2007 to Todd and Robyn
Orlando and Tampa area newborn and maternity photographer

Visit this Tampa blog : http://www.justanotherjen.com

Buy a New Port Richey house / home in Tampa Bay : http://www.newportricheyhome.com : for sale

Ask me about custom-made photography session information
packets, referral program packets, or any promotional piece

[ Buttons and Bows Photography - Orlando Florida - newborn photographer maternity pregnancy photography ]
Orlando newborn photography


[vote for best photography blog]





[Nikon D300]
Meet my Nikon D300
plus MB-D10 grip!

[Nikon D200]
Love my Nikon D200!

[Nikon D70]
Loved my Nikon D70!

[Jill-e Large Rolling Camera Bag]
[Jill-e Small Camera Bag]
[Crumpler 15 Love]
It is my bag, baby!



[flickr princess]
Flickr collection

1991-2001 pics
2001-2002 pics
2002-2003 pics
wedding photos
holiday photos
lomo-motion
old gallery
old blog photos


Strengthen the Good
?Tampa Blogs#
Movable Type
Photoblog Help
5-Step Photolog


[not rich enough for a tax break]

shop naturally water bottle
safe BPA-free water bottles


[mommy musts]
Combi Cosmo EX (x2)
Baby B'Air flight vest
Mickey popsicle molds
baby's 1st year frame
Britax Marathon
Britax Regent
public highchair cover


[girlie musts]
LUSH Ne Worry Pas
pink Japonesque case
Kate Spade handbags
Bite Me body cream
NARS blush in
Longo's Water Canvas
Avon Re-Fine Smooth






Baby

Who Links Here













get update notifications


[footer]

[This is not the blog you are looking for...]
[We've known each other for so long]
[That's a wrap!]
[If I could make days last forever...]
[Say 'click' - take a pic]
[Joyeux Noël]