Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Friday.
You’re probably at work, aren’t you? I thank you. Someone’s got to do it. Me? I’d be working, too, if we were back to 100% time. We’re not, but why should that keep you from knowing what the weekend may (or may not) have in store for you?
That’s right. My iPod playlist, during Friday’s commute, predicts the future. And now, not only am I applying my iPod playlist to your life, but I’m pretending that I was on the bus going to work this morning…
Hit It and Quit It by Funkadelic
Electric Feel by MGMT
So Fresh and So Clean by Outkast
Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix
Come Together by The Beatles
Red Hot by Jurassic 5
I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night) by The Electric Prunes
There you are. Go forth and funkify. And then tell me about it. I need more excitement in my life.
In other news...
Marketing’s been on my mind a lot lately, particularly in terms of movies. For cryin’ out loud, we may have run out of ideas, people. Based on TV shows? I know it's old, but Bewitched?! That still gets me. Two incredibly awful Incredible Hulks? And re-makes of movies! The Omen? Another Halloween II?
Like the first "II" wasn’t bad enough.
So what’s next? I’ve got an idea, and I want you all in on the ground floor. I think I’m on to a winner here, and I want you next to me so that we can enjoy fur-lined bus passes and purses full of tea-cup Saint Bernards together.
Frosted Mini-Wheats: The Movie.
I can see it now. Of course, there will be roles for Minnie Driver. And we’ll need to create a role for Verne Troyer (Mini-Me).
The actual story, as we've been shown over and over, is unimportant.
But think of it! Think of the untapped marketing potential! Mini-Wheat “autographed” bowls! Mini-Wheat mustache cups! Mini-Wheat backpacks!
Mini-Wheat McThongs in your Happy Meal.
And you know there will be a follow-up, more movies to be made.
It is, after all, perfect serial fodder.
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