Thursday, September 14, 2006

Random Thoughts # 39

--I took my car in for service today and got a loaner car, a bright-red Volvo S40. Already, I like several things about it better than my XC90: All four windows are auto up/down; the door lock/unlock is fast (mine pauses for 2 seconds to unlock the passenger and back doors--annoying); and the radio display is better (no glare). Of course, you can't haul 30 bags of mulch in it.

--Is it so terribly wrong that I want to see what Debra LaFave's victim looks like? I understand he's a minor and all, but a part of me thinks I'd be less judgmental if he was six foot tall with hair on his chest. I mean, isn't that nature's way of saying he's ready for the dirty deed? This country is so fucking ridiculous when it comes to "protecting our children's innocence." I bet 95% of the world's 14 year-olds would do what he did in a heartbeat--and have no long-term emotional scars to show for it.

--Meredith Vieira. She's growing on me, but she's not quite there yet. I'll get there I think. It's just going to take some time. Really. I'm gonna make it. Deep breaths.

--Yesterday I was at a stop light and our local weatherman, Brett Anthony, drove up next to me in a little Chevy Malibu with a baby seat in the back. I almost honked at him for a Peek Pic opportunity, but I wasn't sure he'd be able to handle all the added fame, so I let him off the hook. I expected him to drive a nicer car.

--Why do so many food establishments give senior citizen discounts? Is it a marketing ploy to lure in that huge, high-margin, over-65 crowd? A way to give back some "respect" for, um, not dying? And why wouldn't other industries do this, like a discount on a new car, or a house? I'm thinking this is blatant age discrimination. I want 10% off my fries, dammit.

--I wonder if the kids on MTV's Two-A-Days realize they're just objectified eye candy to satisfy America's voyeuristic appetite for pretty teenagers? I mean, those poor things, I bet they think people are actually interested in high school football practice. MTV producers are laughing all the way to the bank. Can't you just hear the producer: "Hey guys, it's really HOT out here, let's take off out shirts!"

--I'm pretty set in my ways. I've been using a Gillette Sensor razor for years, and I've really never had a reason to change. But I got a Gillette "Fusion" razor in the mail this week and I gave it a shot. All I can say is DAMN. No really, DAMN.


At 3:02 PM, Blogger KipEsquire said...

Random Headline Typo #1

At 3:27 PM, Blogger Sorted Lives said...

I had a red 2006 S40 while they got my car. I liked it, but the 2007 is awesome. Love the Sirius radio and all the toys. And, those that thing move!

At 5:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you are old, tired and bitter what else you gotta look forward to other then AARP/senior citizen discounts? Market segregation is the oldest trick in marketing book.

At 10:27 PM, Anonymous Jake said...

Wait - tell me more about the Gillette Fusion. And how did you get one for free? I currently use the Mach 3 (not the Mach 3 turbo, incidentally; Gillette has about 20 different razors out right now).

My face is so sensitive that I have to shave with the caution of defusing a bomb.

At 1:49 PM, Blogger Kevin said...

Did you get the battery-operated one or the standard one? I had the Mach 3 Turbo, but just switched to the Fusion (with batteries). And I LOVE the single blade for those hard to reach places.

Love it.

At 4:12 AM, Blogger The Persian said...

Seriously that Debra is super Hot wow!!
As a father I would be pretty upset if that was my kid but still!! What was she then 23 anyway? A baby herself (well from my perspective).


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