Archive for February 6th, 2012

The above line from the Jack-in-the-Box bacon cheeseburger ad was a good one.

On the whole, there weren’t that many good ads last night.  The best was the Clint Eastwood Chrysler “Detroit” ad that probably p_ssed off GOPers across the U.S. of A.

The Seinfeld-Leno ad was good.

The HEB “ET” ad was cute.

Ditto for the “Here We Go Bud Light” to Help Rescue Dogs.

Good job on resurrecting Ferris Bueller.

The Coke Salesman winning the Pepsi contest was nice. 

I liked the head butt Oikos Yogurt ad.

The Chevy truck 2012 survivor calling out Ford was good.

The Doritos missing cat ad was A-Okay but it probably got a few cat owners upset.

Audi wasted their time with those dumb exploding vampires ad.

Budweiser/Bud Light threw away a ton of money on those “Prohibition” and “Platinum” ads.

The Elton John Pepsi ad was dumb.

I still can’t figure out those polar bears drinking Coke.  What was that all about?

The Giants won their fourth Super Bowl last night.  How many World Serious championships did the MLB New York Giants win?

Bonus:  Name the two past Super Bowl National Anthem performers that are also Oscar winners?

Bonus 2:  Name the three past Super Bowl Halftime Performers that are also Oscar winners?

The Chron has a good story on “food deserts” in H-Town that you need to check out.  The story comes with a chart by zip codes on areas served by grocery stores.  A bunch of zip codes are without grocery stores.  Commentary feels guilty because my zip code is served by five grocery stores.
Check it out here.

My pal Bill King, or the fella that a lot of folks would like to see go away, keeps pushing folks to pay attention to public pensions.   Bill wants folks to quit kicking the can down the road.  Some folks think he is like the fella crying “wolf”.  Here is how he starts off his column yesterday:

Many of you may have heard that I and some other concerned Texans formed an organization seeking to reform Texas public pensions. This effort has been characterized by some as a Wisconsin-style, union-bashing, anti-public-worker initiative. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The truth is that we have significant problems and a looming crisis with most of Texas’ public pension plans. Each pension plan is unique. The benefits paid by each plan and their funding status vary widely, so it is dangerous to generalize. However, a large majority of public pension plans in Texas are significantly underfunded at this time.

Here is Bill’s column.

Sooner or later Bill is going to get his debate or he is going to tire out.  Stay tuned for sure!

Today is February 6 and we still don’t have a primary election date.

I thought the Madonna show started off with low energy but ended strong.   I am glad she didn’t fall off the set when she stumbled a bit.  I watched the entire halftime show but I missed the lady’s one finger salute. 

It was good to see Tom Brady and Tom Coughlin singing the National Anthem.

The two most interesting Super Bowl proposition bets were the over-under for Kelly Clarkson’s time it would take to singer the National Anthem – a minute and thirty four seconds – and who gets more mug time on TV during the game – Gisele or Peyton Manning.  Clarkson got it in at 1:33 and Gisele 1, Peyton nada.

Speaking of taking up for your hubby, here is what Gisele said after the game:

"My husband cannot f****ing throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can’t believe they dropped the ball so many times."

She has a point!

The MLB New York Giants won five World Serious Championships (1905, 1922, 1923, 1933, and 1954) of course.

Cher (SB 33) and Jennifer Hudson (SB 43) of course sang Super Bowl National Anthems and also are Oscar winners.

Stevie Wonder (SB 33), Prince (SB 41), and The Boss (SB 43) of course have been Super Bowl Halftime performers and also Oscar winners in the song or song score category.

I don’t have anything from The Yard.


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