Musical sellouts in advertising

What the devil is going on in advertising these days?!? I've been seeing some of the most unusual combinations of products and music in commercials lately. The two most glaring examples are Cadillac using Led Zeppelin's Rock & Roll and the B-52s' Roam hawking Clarinex of all things. (Granted - this was from their album Cosmic Thing, which was hardly as cutting-edge-out-of-the-mainstream-and-loving-it as their older stuff -- but still, it's the B-52s!) It should be noted, also, that Clarinex previously used the Overture from The Who's rock opera, Tommy.

Next thing you know we'll have Peter Gabriel [……]

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We're gonna have a baby!

It's official - and it's been proven by an ultrasound! We're gonna have a baby in the spring!

OK - so it's a horse...

But it's gonna be our first miniature horse foal. Should arrive somewhere at the end of April or the beginning of May 2004.

Worship styles

I've been hashing this out in my head for a while now, prompted mostly by some posts by my friends Moose, Sockmonk and Bishop. [Ed. note - The specific posts are linked below.] So, since I have a little time at the moment, I'm going to try to make some sense of my otherwise random thoughts. I'll likely tick some people off, but...

When a number of my friends and associates, all historically Protestant, started investigating the Orthodox Church one of them came to me and asked what I thought about it. My answer then was, and [……]

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A little light housekeeping...

Just some minor items that don't really belong anywhere...

I've been just horrible about not writing anything for the last few days and even then, nothing of any substance. But I am making a vow to myself (and anyone else who might actually read this thing) that I will be posting more regularly starting Monday. [This weekend doesn't allow time as SWMBO, Thing 1 & Thing 2 are involved in a horse show and the vast majority of waking moments will be spent at the Horse Park.] I have a few posts that I've been formulating in my head for [……]

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Lousy - just lousy

Well - I'm quite disappointed in the absolute lack of response to the first poll. I figured, given the general dementia that runs as a common thread among my friends, that I'd at least get a hit or three on it. Oh well...

More stuff added

This thing is getting out of control! :-)

Yesterday I added a Random Quote block on the right and I just finished setting up my Office Cam. I'm not sure I'm pleased with the placement of it, but it'll do for now.

It's a LEGO Vision Command that my sister gave me. (OK - it's actually a Logitech QuickCam that's been repackaged into a LEGO framework - but it's still cool looking.) She originally got it for my nephew but the software wasn't compatible with XP so she asked if I wanted it. You can combine it [……]

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Poll added

I've turned on the poll feature of the system. Polls may appear from time to time when I have stupid stuff to ask about.

This first one is about a comedy line I read on the TopFive list. I immediately understood it because I am the product of a misspent youth but I realized that others with a different background may not get the joke. So I was just curious.

Please take a moment to vote by going to the Home Page.

New block and topic

I've added a Currently Reading block to the left side. I'll be putting the titles and author information of any books that I'm reading at a given time along with a link to it on Amazon.com. I'm hoping that this will serve as a bit of self-accountability to make me read more. I've been slacking recently in that regard.

Along with that comes a new Book Reviews topic heading where I will post my thoughts on the books once I'm done with them. Again, this is mostly self serving but, then again, so is the rest of [……]

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Private lives in a public place

I got a kick out of this post by Moose but only because I've been thinking about creating a pseudo-private area on my site.

The initial idea was that I would have an area or three that would hold my rambling, cathartic posts about whatever but that wouldn't be accessible by the general public. Not that there's a huge glut of readership here, but the principle remains.

I would, however, like certain people to be able to see some or all of those areas. These are people whom I trust implicitly. These are people with whom I have no [……]

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Missing person alert

There was a boy who had the faith to move a mountain
     And like a child he would believe without a reason
Without a trace he disappeared into the void and
     I've been searchin' for that missing person

He used to want to try to walk the straight and narrow
     He had a fire and he could feel it in the marrow
It's been a long time and I haven't seen him lately
     but I've been searchin' for that missing person

That is the chorus to a song I heard this morning on my way to [……]

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