Mars

Hi, The point (if there is a point) of this blog is to post liner notes and playlists of mix CDs originating from moi and hopefully fanning out into a chain of mix CDs. If you get a CD from me, make me and a friend one, and email me some liner notes and I'll post them. Then your friend should make you and someone else a mix CD etc etc. Maybe it will work PS If you want to be on my knit list, let me know what you want and I'll see what I can do!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Storm in a Coffee Cup

I like these rejects from the controversial The Way I See It Starbucks campaign. Mine would be something like:

"The Way I See It #666
It's way too early in the fucking morning to read a coffee cup and tilt my head at an unnatural angle and potentially pour scalding coffee all over myself and I can't believe I paid $3 for a cup of coffee even if I do have a crush on the barista (or should it be baristo if it's a boy?). I'm such a corporate sheep. Mehhhh".
but guess what - they didn't ask me.

I have been knitting like crazy but I can't post pictures because the results are going to be birthday/Christmas presents. Who will the lucky, lucky recipients be? Right now, I'm knitting with this yarn I dyed with Kool-Aid. It is amazingly indelible; a lesson to mothers everywhere. I want to try some more ambitious dying sometime - it's really a lot of fun, and if you screw up, you can just dunk it in a shitload of grape Kool-Aid and get a nice dark gothy purple.

This news skeeves me out. Ever since Magnolia, my mental image of Tom Cruise involves tighty-whities and a huge fake erection, and makes me want to join AVEN immediately. Anyway, here's my haiku written in honor of the proud parents:

TomKat with kitten
Scientology cures all
Results fool no-one

This is sort of interesting: a map of relative values in different cultures. I'm surprised the USA isn't further down on the traditional/secular-rational scale than it is. I'm sure if this survey was split into blue and red states, the red states would be hovering near the bottom. I want to live in a yellow country! A houseboat in Amsterdam would do nicely, thank you.

I thought the two-day stubble thing was low maintenance. But apparently not. Laser beard sculpturing is de riguer. Try telling that to the lovely scruffy men I work with. There's something exceedingly off-putting about that amount of grooming. Like let's pretend we're not human but malleable Ken dolls. Bleaugh.

Have you noticed the 'kid brother' in the current Olive Garden ads is strangely like a junior Carrot Top? Note: please do not click this link if you have any kind of sexuality or clown issues. Where's that link to AVEN again?

7 Comments:

At 10:23 PM, Blogger minty said...

Oh, the burning, the burning! My eyes! Curses upon you, Marianne, for linking to the odious Carrot Top.

Can the Tom Cruise news get any weirder? On second thought, I have no doubt that it will.

 
At 10:30 PM, Blogger mykull said...

i hear carrot top is really a carrot bottom.

 
At 10:37 PM, Blogger Marianne said...

Please don't make me think about Carrot Top's bottom so close to bedtime.

 
At 2:50 AM, Blogger b1-66er said...

carrot top and tom
red seems a little too drunk
cruise? no longer hunk

 
At 8:00 AM, Blogger pinky pinkerson said...

Carrot Top makes me want to join a nunnery. He is appalling for so many reasons, and apparently quite the hound.

Shudder. How can those people (women, reportedly) look at themselves in the morning? He's a beast!

 
At 1:07 PM, Blogger christa said...

it's carrot top's eyebrows that weird me out the most. the second most irritating thing about him is everything else.

i have yarn, and am ready to start a new knitting project, but i don't know what to make. i can barely do anything more than a straight knit stitch, so i've pretty much been limited to scarves and hats so far. whee.

 
At 3:00 PM, Blogger Marianne said...

Honey, let me teach you to purl, and the world of needlecrafts will expand exponentially!

 

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