another misAdventure

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Friday, July 21, 2006

A Few Odd Things

Appropos of nothing, here are a few little things that I've meant to mention, just because blogs are for random stuff like this:

If you've seen the T-Mobile ad with the talkative tween cheerleader (and it's probably around most everywhere, I just saw it a bit ago here in Phoenix), then you've seen our high school's cheerleader uniform. I do wonder if it's because someone from our area works for the ad agency (seems likely), if the high school sold some old unifoms as props, or if the cheerleaders buy their own uniforms and one was donated to Goodwill and then discovered for a prop. The girl can't be a high schooler, though, she looks like she's about 10 or 11. By the way, the first letter, always obscured by the girl's arm, is 'W'. WVHS -- Waubonsie Valley High School.

Even if it's not, the colors and design are the same, as are the "..VHS". It's gotta be.

I miss Tivo when I'm not home, mainly for the replay feature, to just spin the TV back a few seconds. For example, on the local news a bit ago they were talking about the national weather and mentioned Champaign, IL (as it, "the front extends from Kansas City to near Champaign, Illinois". Except I swear the guy mispronounced it, something like "cam-peen". I wish I could have rolled back to check.

Hey, Letterman's Top Ten list just re-used a joke from "Arrested Development" -- the "Inner Beauty Pageant".

They're replaying "Pee-Wee's Playhouse" on Cartoon Network (well, it is basically a cartoon), but they aren't playing the full theme song!?! Just the little instrumental intro. That ... that's just wrong!

OK, that's enough randomness. This is just to keep fresh stuff on the blog, so folks don't feel that checking for an update is waste of time. Now it's your turn!

Sorry for wasting your time.


  • You didn't waste my time....

    I used to LOVE "Pee Wee's Playhouse"...I still love the movie.

    Have a good weekend.

    By Blogger HoosierGirl5, at 7/21/2006 10:01 AM  

  • Wouldn't be the first time that I've heard someone mispronounce "Champaign" (as though it were really that hard). What's worse though is when they say Champaign when they mean Urbana, as though they are the same city (which they kind of are, but it is annoying since they both share alot of street names that aren't anywhere near the same named street in the other town).

    By Blogger Matt, at 7/21/2006 1:11 PM  

  • Yeah, and even I still think of you being in Champaign when you've never lived in Champaign, only in Urbana. The association of UofI to Champaign is too strong, mainly because of football/basketball broadcasts ("Today in Champaign, the Fighting Illini lost to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 28-3").

    By Blogger Tim Tjarks, at 7/21/2006 2:25 PM  

  • I'm used to thinking of it as Champaign over Urbana ... maybe because the former sounds better. Eh, sucks to be Matt.

    And to save someone else the time of googling the commercial, here's one hosted at YouTube.

    I don't entirely know how to make it a link, lemme try this:

    T-Mobile Cheerleader

    By Anonymous narf, at 7/22/2006 6:23 PM  

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