Friday, June 22, 2007

Acronym Update: PSA = Publicly Satirical Ad

When I stopped at the local convenient store today, I couldn't help but notice a poster in the front window. In an effort to raise public awareness about remembering to wear a seat belt, somebody left a public service ad (endorsed by the Governor of PA ... obviously a DOT PR campaign) that had a driver's view of a smashed windshield and off to the right there was a picture of an older couple. In large writing it stated, "Who feels the impact when you don't wear a seat belt?" By design, I guess I'm supposed to relate to the picture and realize the hardship my family may face in the event of my early expiration. But honestly, I couldn't help but bust out laughing. Although I still have yet to get my major in rocket science, common sense prevails here ... me ... I feel the impact you putz ... I'm the one not wearing the seat belt ... remember???

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Useless Trivia Fact #12

Experts say that 46% of all violence on television occurs in cartoons.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Underdog To Wonderdog In 7.6

I'm not going to get on my soapbox about Americans over usage of prescription pills for just about any illness one can possibly have ... or fabricate for that matter, I've already hammered the point home on several occasions that Americans are pill popping junkies that think (and in some cases expect) that a doctor's prescription is the immediate cure for anything and everything. That's bad enough. But now, many have taken this lifestyle of "instant cures" and enforced that logic on their children ... even worse. Apparently having a couple dozen script bottles laying around the house wasn't enough, so now pet medications seems to be the new fad. Don't get me wrong here, medications have their place. But if Fido takes a pill that causes fleas to abandon ship, what other microscopic chemical and biological changes are taking place ... I mean fleas have been around for millions of years. Whether your dog is a pharmaceutical addict like yourself or wears fancy knit apparel, the fact remains that a dog is a dog ... they still roll in poo, eat garbage and prefer the rear end identification over a handshake. I'm pretty sure Rex will be alright without the restless paw syndrome medicine.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Getting The Pants Sued Off You

Topping the charts in the history of frivolous lawsuits, Roy L. Pearson (an administrative judge for the District of Columbia) is trying to take the cleaners ... well ... uh ... to the cleaners. In a 54 million dollar lawsuit, the judge is suing the small business for losing his pants. Apparently, the bulk of the case is hinging on the fact that signs that are posted on the premises of the cleaners that state "satisfaction guaranteed", and he feels as though his experience was less than satisfying. This could really open the flood gates nationally if this one goes through, I for one am now patiently waiting for any store than claims to be open 24/7 to close ... no matter what the reason. I can claim personal hardship and emotional trauma (oh, worth about 10 million ... I'm not greedy like some people) because I couldn't get my paws on a Red Bull at 3:52 a.m. due to the store being unexpectedly closed and not sending an amber alert to the public notifying them of this immediate yet temporary closure ... how dare they not notify the masses.