“Catchy Marketing Win,” (said in my BEST bad French accent)

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Image from AdWeek.com and if you click the link you’ll be taken to Ad Week’s article about the music and marketing behind these ads. You know… if that’s your thing.

Ever see that goofy “Got Milk” commercial with all the tempting, delicious looking sweet treats swirling around on the screen? Are you, like me, then stuck with the equally goofy music banging about the inside of your skull? Especially niggling is the blip of lyric that sounds like French: “maintenant bla bla bla bla…”

Fourteen seconds of seraching, and the Power of the Almighty Google turned up this (click through to the You Tube link that will appear in the middle of the viewing window to view):

This video is hilarious. Now I’m going to have to search for New Zealand’s comedy/music group “Flight of the Conchords” on iTunes and buy some of their stuff. And, after my music downloading is finished, I will need to go pour me a tall, cold one of milk to go with the cinnamon roll I am suddenly craving… you win, California Milk Processor Board, THIS time.

 

Now and Then, We Can Use a Reminder…

I’m betting on the human race.

Why?

Because there are more kind people in the world like the ones that moved this pizza delivery guy to tears than there are despicable ones bringing us to tears by their plum-loco inhumanity.

http://aplus.com/a/pizza-delivery-driver-gets-huge-tip

Call me an optimist.

 

 

Thanks VidCon for the Winning Weekend…

We won 4th place in the Mental Floss Trivia Challange on Friday night-

We’re Number 4!

I won a coloring book at the same event-   The Girl won VIP seating at tonight’s Vidcon concert-

note the “Jack’s Films”  tat

Friend of The Girl won a poster signed by Hank Green of Crash Course and Vlog Bros. Fame- And The Hisband was the big winner, he bagged an Epiphone guitar at the Gibson Vidcon raffle!

Let Your Kids Show You Their Favorite You Tuber’s Channels…

…because you just might get a good laugh for your day.

The Girl’s friend showed me one of her more favorite You Tube channels this evening, and guess what- it seems safe for the whole family!

Wheezy Waiter has not only a video that will make most kids and adult crack up- “Bad Parkour,” but also has the sweetest proposal video to melt the women’s hearts (“1000th Video”).

Sit down with your kids and watch their videos online with them- you get to see what junk and what great stuff is out there online. Maybe you’ll find something to enjoy with them!

“1000th Video”

“Bad Parkour”

“Twenty-Six Different Ways to Scream

Comedy Outing with Your Teen- Big Laugh or Big Mistake…

It was a hit, whew!

A couple months ago, I took The Boy to an R rated movie that I thought would be all right… That was kind of not a smart thing to do.

Clearly, I have not learned my lesson- we took The Girl to see a bunch of comedians downtown since the headliner is a friend of The Husband. This is a first for us… The Mad House Comedy Club downtown in Horton Plaza is an 18 and up and some of the comedy can be pretty crass and off-colored.

What saved us was missing a few of the acts since one of us forgot her ID and we had to drive all the heck the way back home to get it (insert epic eye roll and long suffering parental sigh here). We missed a couple of the more outrageously raunchy acts this way. Am I a good parent, or what?!?

Fortunately, Johnny Cardinale does a show that isn’t cringe-worthy at all for a parent to see with their (college-aged) kid. The music set he does complete with guitar is fabulous and particularly why we wanted The Girl to see his act.

Thanks for a another great evening, Johnny!

What do DIY Tutorials and Teen Culture Have in Common? You Tube.

“Oh yeah, I learned how to do that on You Tube.”
-Everyone

Everyone except me… I have to admit, I’ve never used online videos to learn how to do anything. Supposedly there is a video tutorial for everything online. The Girl taught herself how to play guitar just by using You Tube and other online tutorials. The Boy is learning coding. And do we even need to mention how every high school student in the country knows about The Vlog Brothers and their Crash Course videos? John and Hank Greene are better than internet rock stars for this generation of students- they are leaders. Don’t know who they are? READ THIS ARTICLE and get your own crash course in Online Teen Culture- “The Teen Whisperer,” by Margaret Talbot as published by The New Yorker Magazine. You will be glad to know that the Youth of today have better role models than the latest pop star or celebrity.

Hide your weather beaten front door behind a Door Monster this Halloween!
Hide your weather beaten front door behind a Door Monster this Halloween!
Fall 2014 1st day of school and the leftovers of the Doctor Who party
Fall 2014 1st day of school and the leftovers of the Doctor Who party… the fez is out of shot, unfortunately.

My July projects include repainting my sorry front door. Hoo boy, is it in bad shape. We’ve abused it with tape and crepe to make a Door Monster for Halloween (and it hid the chipped, faded paint!), and turned the blue-ish door into our own personal Tardis for a Doctor Who party. But, the door has taken a beating and is ready for repainting. I’ve painted the inside of my house before, but never have done any exterior work. It’s gotta be different with some important steps to follow. And should I paint it a true Tardis blue? Or a forrest green, like The Husband has requested… decisions, decisions…

You Tube to the Rescue!

This guy had great instructions, door totally off the hinges with no hardware to tape around:

So did the people at Dunn-Edwards Paints, and they left the door on the hinges and some of the hardware on:

This video was helpful, too, another with the door on the hinges and hardware taped and providing a materials list:

OK. I’m ready to hit the paint counter and get started.