Wednesday, February 27, 2008

T-Bone My Angel

Late last night our beloved cat T-Bone joined the ranks of angels in heaven after a brief illness. We are anguished beyond measure, blind with tears and our hearts are aching. We had 11 wonderful years with this little guy whom we adopted from the Animal Umbrella shelter at Christmas in 1996.


The link on T-Bone's name will bring you to lots of amusement with T-Bone & Badcat, but I'm not sure I blogged the invitation that T-Bone (nee T. Bone Magno) received from the Republicans inviting him to become a Platinum member. I can assure you that like his father, T-Bone was a radical lefty.

Godspeed T-Bone the Kitty, we are wandering the house with Badcat too.

Monday, February 25, 2008

My Oscar Wardrobe Picks

The red carpet pre-Oscar show was kind of a snooze. Ryan Seacrest is no Joan Rivers (hell, he's not even Melissa Rivers) so he asked stupid questions and his idiot cameraman didn't get any full length shots of the dresses. Also he asked George Clooney the stupidest question about Valentines Day.

Redeeming himself, Seacrest squealed like a teenager when the delightfully deranged Gary Busey made some vaguely threatening remark.

Below are my most favorite looks and the OMG/WTF, fire your damn stylist looks. Rachel Zoe beware.

George Clooney. Who cares what he's wearing. Stylish good looks never go out of style.

Only Penelope Cruz could pull off this dress and she did it beautifully.

Amy Adams gets super props for picking a dress that works with her coloring. I would have loved a little more detail along the top of the bodice - or a really gigantic emerald and diamond necklace. But big props for the dress - and singing beautifully during the show.

Possibly my favorite dress of the evening, Calista Flockhart's grecian inspired number was truly divine.

Julie Christy could wear burlap and be stunning. She went with the burgundy tafetta and still pulled it off.

Boston native Keisha Whitaker was the only person at the Ocscars that could pull off this color. Perfect accessories too. Brava.

Amy Ryan - such a shock to see her so gorgeous after her scary turn in Gone Daddy Gone. One of the many grecian inspired dresses - she rocked this color better than anyone else.


I also loved Steve Carell's wife Nancy Walls' dress - but I couldn't find a good photo of it. Ivory silk sateen - beautifully cut. Fantastic necklace.

The ladies in Red were all fabulous in their own ways. SEE THEM HERE.

And now the things that made me cringe, cry and shout at the TV.

Kelly Preston. OMG - The church of Scientology doesn't have any fashion advisors? Wrong color, wrong shape for your body type and you are posed like your arm is holding up the bodice. Yikes.

Diablo Cody - you slightly redeemed yourself with your acceptance speech, but I could see from the moment your name was called that you wish you had worn something different - slit too high, dress slightly too tight. That's a shame.

Him: Honey, what color are these shoes?
Her: Is my breastplate out of scale with my shoulder bows?
Him: What color is my piping?
Her: I can't feel my feet.

Alright Ms. Zellweger - I have had it with the schizoid homemade hair cut. I have had it with dresses that wash your too pale skin out even further, I have had it with botox and the lack of accessories. Actually, I may have had it with you too.

Keri Russell: A dress in the wrong wishy-washy color and such an overly boned bodice that you have quadra boob - and you don't have enough boob to make that happen easily. In your favor, the necklace was fabulous and your hair and make-up worked. Please put on some color!

I couldn't bother with Cameron Diaz's dress disaster of 2008 - shitty color, wrinkled, no accessories.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Ralph F#$%&*ing Nader!

Stupid prat Ralph "I've already destroyed my legacy, so why not reach out to the last of the LaRouche voters" Nader today announced he is running for president again.

I hope Mike Gravel punches him in the nose.

Friday, February 22, 2008

A Tale of Two Spas (Both the Same)

I had two spa visits this week (oh the things I do in the name of blog research…) Actually, I had gift cards that had gone unused – and that’s just stupid. (Especially now that gift card holders can steal your money a month at a time if you dally – so use your frickin’ gift cards people. Every last penny.

Though I visited two different day spas, one in the heart of Boston, one in the suburbs - the experiences were remarkably similar in important ways; Where they sucked, they sucked badly and where they were great – they were awesome.

Spa Experience #1: Exhale Boston

Atmosphere: Yuppie Zen
Scent: Cinnabar(ish) & citrus, but not overwhelming
Music annoyance level: 3
On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=ears bleeding, 5=blissed out)

I arrive at Exhale a mere 3 minutes before my scheduled facial. The teenager at the desk informs me I’ve arrived “right up against my appointment time.” I try to explain that I’ve been standing on the corner of Boylston & Arlington Streets calling the spa and getting the voicemail. I turned to the iPhone: Google maps doesn’t show a street address for Exhale as they are located in a “collection” of shops. Their website is flash-based, so I can’t get past the landing page – where they haven’t bothered to put the address. Voicemail doesn’t have a “press 2 for directions” so when missy pants sniffs her post-teenage snipe at me, I almost throw iPhone at her head. But I love iPhone so instead I say through gritted teeth that I would have arrived sooner, but had to call a co-worker to get me the address of the spa SINCE NO ONE ANSWERS THE PHONE AT EXHALE SPA. {blank stare from teenager}

A second teenager (okay, actually what appears to be a second inexperienced young retail worker who I’ll continue to refer to as a teenager) asks if it is my first visit to Exhale. I say yes as what sounds like Kitaro attempts to soothe me in the lobby. Teenager 2 instructs me to walk the length of the hall, enter the elevator and press “transcend” to reach the spa treatment rooms. Really - transcend?

I lurch down the hall like a furious Quasimodo and press transcend.

I arrive in the rumpus room region of the spa, tastefully appointed with Buddhas of all sizes and candles and racks of organic, free range, fair trade cotton yoga clothing. I approach the second check-in desk where there are two people waiting and a very nervous third teenager manning the desk. The teenager is frantically tippy tapping into the computer and not finding what the highly-coiffed blonde strumming her fingers on the counter wants her to find.

A natural fiber-clad spa worker walks toward the desk and asks if anyone is “Michelle.” The second highly-coiffed blonde in line in front of me says "I am" and wanders off toward the dimly lit chamber of rattan. The teenager continues to tap. I thought I heard a "damn" as she called someone to guide her through the system. A second spa worker asks why I am there and I explain I’m there for a facial (and now 10 minutes late.) She leads me to the changing room and instructs me on the use of the locker.

I change and sit where instructed and try to meditate the furious bees out of my brain when a quiet presence stops at the entrance and asks for Lori in the nicest imaginable tone. I raise my hand like I was in Miss Nassa’s second grade class and she giggles and leads me to the treatment room.

Dianne (with two "N"s) Cecere was the esthetician scheduled for my facial and I boy did I luck out. She was fantastically perfect. Extremely knowledgeable, didn’t try to sell me anything before any assessment, and a gentle spirit. So great was her technique, explanations of products, and soothing tone – that soon I relaxed and forgot my aggravation of getting there. The facial was fantastic, the hand massage was divine and I felt the stress of the week fall away.

Then I went to check out.

Nervous blonde girl was still at the desk. This was going to be bad. I handed over my gift card and waited for the confusion to begin. You see when I finally got through on the telephone to make the appointment I also confirmed the balance on the gift card. That took 10 minutes as Exhale has recently changed to a new computer system – but they had not yet transferred gift card balances to the new system. So the teenager I spoke to put me on hold and would periodically take me off hold so I could hear her tapping into the computer and frantically calling someone “in the back” to confirm the balance. She confirmed the balance, I wrote it down with her name, time and the name of the person “from the back.”

But that didn’t help nervous blonde girl who couldn’t get the computer to register the gift card. She asked if I would mind going upstairs to check out. Why would I? I had to walk that way to get out and I was looking so forward to more teenagers.

Clearly the nervous blonde had called upstairs because none of the four teenagers behind the counter had a clue why I was there. So I hand over my bill and gift card to teenager #3 and attempt to explain that there may be an issue, but the teenagers are talking amongst themselves, so I don’t get a word in edgewise before she says “there’s like no balance on this card.” I restrain myself and try to stay calm after my excellent facial. I explain that I was aware that they had switched over to a new computer system and that I had confirmed my balance. She continued tapping into the computer for another minute before consulting another one of the teens, who stared thoughtfully at the monitor while Teen #3 repeated her statement that the gift card had no balance.

Since I was in a hurry to leave, I thought I would cut to the chase and asked the teens to consult someone who was familiar with the computer change (and related issues) so I could get underway. One of the teens got a grown up “out of the back” who guided her through a workaround (which appeared to consist of reloading the gift card in the amount I told them and then charging it for the treatment + tip.) Not a smooth exit, but at least I was allowed to leave before I got snappy.

In Exhale’s favor – Dianne Cecere and the ability to pay for the treatment + tip on the gift card. Not in Exhale’s favor – everything else.


Spa Experience #2: Bella Sante, Lexington

Atmosphere: Custance Place Shopping Plaza exterior belies tasteful salon exterior
Scent: White tea & citrus, but not overwhelming
Music annoyance level: 4
On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=ears bleeding, 5=blissed out)

Everything that I didn’t like about the first spa experience, carried over to the second spa experience. Less than gracious front desk reception (I guess I annoyed the front desk woman when I brought my ice scraper into the spa with me. We were midway through a snow storm and I knew there would be 4 inches of snow on the car when I exited – and I was right.)

I was escorted to the locker room, shown how to lock the locker and told where to wait in the waiting area. I sat reading the fashion issue of the Improper Bostonian until Tamara came to get me.

Again, I lucked out with the person assigned to my spa treatment. Tamara was fantastic – calm, quiet, professional. Trained in acupressure, she really worked out the kinks and the tension (some of which was probably caused by the trip to Exhale.) She was an expert and took great care of me.

I returned to the front counter to check out only to have snippy front desk lady tell me that I couldn't use the gift card for the tip. Um, hello – THIS WAS A GIFT. Was I meant to spend money on MY GIFT when there was plenty of money on the GIFT card? Apparently yes. So now I have $20 balance which I need to go and spend on random products. I am displeased.

In Bella Sante’s favor – Tamara, absolutely expert and recommended.
Not in Bella Sante’s favor – everything else, especially having to spend my money on a GIFT that was GIFTED to me. As in a GIFT.

No more spa treatments, ever. I couldn't possibly stand the relaxation.


Thursday, February 21, 2008

They Say It's Your Birthday

Had a delightful birthday dinner at Rialto with Tommy tonight. How old you ask? He is ageless, timeless, lace and fineness - sorry, flashing back again.

Tom is mellowing like a complex fine wine, become more gorgeously delicious with age, incorporating just a bit of tannic acid (periodically.)

I love you Tommy Magno. I really do.

Happy, happy birthday.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Good Staff (aka That's Why Cindy's Around)

Breaking news on MSNBC - the New York Times is reporting that top advisors of Senator John McCain had to intervene to "protect the candidate from himself." His staff was convinced the McCain was involved with 40-year old lobbyist Vicki Iseman, whose clients frequently had issues in front of McCain's Senate committee.

Who would have thought the first real scandal of election '08 would come out of the McCain campaign?

And now we know why Mrs. McCain is always within arm's reach.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Bellona Brothers (Awesome!)

My Friend Dave Bellona's brother Jon has created a very interesting project called Run for the Fallen. Watch the video, visit the site, give the Org some love - it is an honest, thoughtful thing.




David has his own brand of Org coolness - Eloi Collective where you can get the most comfortable, stylish t-shirt ever. With a dose of AWESOME liberal guilt! "This tshirt is not printed on organic cotton. To help offset it’s production, Eloi Collective will donate 5% of this product’s sales to the Sierra Club." And David created the Run for the Fallen website.

Monday, February 18, 2008

iPhone Photo Clearance Day

A co-worker's desk lamp that I LOVE.

Stereo Jack's window in Cambridge, MA

My father loved Kitty Wells

"Distinctive Janitorial Services" - Yes, I asked Tom what could make them distinctive.

Pre-Super Bowl marketing of the sausages. I love Bill Belichick's face.


Saturday, February 16, 2008

A Reason to Carry On This Winter

My beloved Red Sox are getting ready for a new year. Pitchers and catchers have reported to spring training. Manny Ramirez has even "promised" to show up on time. I think I can handle another 3 or 4 months of Boston winter.

Dice K!
Clay Bucholz!
The extremely polite Okajima (shielding his translator.)

John Lester

Friday, February 15, 2008

A Question for the Internets

Have you ever been so disappointed by someone you respected and/or admired that you were gutsick? A person with talent and brains and mad skills, but possessing a blind spot that could be their undoing?

How did you handle? Did you speak to the person? If so, directly or "in theory."

Help Internets, help!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Day - OMG, I have to run!

Valentine's crisis scene at the Downtown Crossing CVS store. I went in for Kleenex, but I left empty-handed given the mob-scene of people trying to find that special gift for that special someone. Dude's face has been altered to protect the last-minute innocent.

I realize there was not a lot to choose from but, really dude, a freaky, lacy heart and a bag of mints? I'm not sure she's going to shower you with affection for long. But at least she'll have minty breath while she's yelling at you.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Blogger | Social


Peeps! Blogger Social '08 in New York City is a mere 53 days away (barely leaving any time to pick out cute shoes,) but registration closes this FRIDAY 2/15. What are you waiting for? In a nutshell, this is about bloggers, socializing WITHOUT the pretense of conference. (Of course I'll already be at BlogHer Business - so I get 4 full days of bloggy awesomeness!)

You know what else is awesome? Go ahead, I'll wait. *hums and taps toes.

The guest list is amazing: Susan Bird Tim Brunelle Katie Chatfield Terry Dagrosa Matt Dickman Luc Debaisieux Gianandrea Facchini Mark Goren Gavin Heaton Sean Howard CK Valeria Maltoni Drew McLellan Doug Meacham Marilyn Pratt Steve Roesler Greg Verdino CB Whittemore Steve Woodruff Paul McEnany Ann Handley David Reich Tangerine Toad Kristin Gorski Mack Collier David Armano Ryan Barrett Lori Magno Tim McHale Gene DeWitt Mario Vellandi Arun Rajagopal Joseph Jaffe Rohit Bhargava Anna Farmery Marianne Richmond Thomas Clifford Lewis Green Geoff Livingston Kris Hoet Connie Reece CeCe Lee Toby Bloomberg Seni Thomas Darryl Ohrt Joe Kutchera Paul Dunay Marshall Sponder Chris Kieff Tara Anderson Jason Falls Paul Soldera Roberta Rosenberg Saul Colt Todd Andrlik Nathan Snell Ryan Karpeles Mike Sansone Jennifer Laycock Neil Vineberg Cam Beck Mike Arauz

And, I'll tell you what else is awesome - I am the queen of the swag bags. Yes, that's right, I am the gift bag coordinator for Blogger Social. OMG, they are smoking hot already.

So get off your butt lift the lid on the laptop and register today. There is a weekend of happiness planned, but if you can only join in one event - be there on Saturday night to bask in the glow of swaggy/bloggy/happy goodness. You'll know me when you hear me shrieking "OH MY GOD, IT'S PAUL McENANY!")

Monday, February 11, 2008

Strictly Ballroom

On Saturday night I attended a ballroom dance competition at the Park Plaza Hotel where one of my beloved co-workers was a competitor. It was a fascinating scene, I'm still editing the photos and trying to form words after massive exposure to sequins, but here are a few snaps of the evening, and some of Ann Thorpe and Andre Strinadko - champions in their category.

Pure awesomeness.




Saturday, February 09, 2008

The Episcopal Trees


The Episcopal Trees, originally uploaded by Moda di Magno.

The trees in front of the Parish of the Epiphany are filled with these lovely handmade hearts. I have no idea why they are there, but they make me feel good.

The first time I saw hearts in trees was the February after 9/11 and the sight made me all weepy, but in a nice way (if being weepy can be "in a nice way.")

Anyway, there it is, I like it.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Romney (Fraudo) is Out

Jon Stewart is so much better able to articulate my feelings about Mitt Romney's bizarro "concession" speech (part rant, part conservative pander, part fruitcake.) Jon's question (that I love): "Is this out of a conservative speech MadLibs book?"

This isn't a Mormon thing, or even a Republican thing (well maybe a little) but a pure case of nuttery. Jason Jones of (currently) "A" Daily Show has suggested in the strongest words possible that Romney suffered from being a douchebag. I'm not sure I disagree, but I probably would have stuck with the classic Romney is a Fraud. Or a liar. Or both. Flip flopper just doesn't seem strong enough.

My favorite piece of bull "Did you see that today, government workers make more money than people who work in the private sector. Can you imagine what happens to an economy where the best opportunities are for bureaucrats?" Um, Romney paid his loathsome $150,000 a year spokesman more money than either of the Governors I worked for made - as Governor.

I'm glad he was chased off as the loser, I can't wait to see what happens next.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Politics Fix for Today

Just what I needed, a leaderboard wiget from MSNBC. Now when I can't sleep for lack of knowing who won the most delegates in Colorado, I can just click in. Sweet relief.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

I voted, have you?


I voted, have you?, originally uploaded by Moda di Magno.

It is Super Tuesday folks! Surely to be as exciting in some households as Super Sunday. Get out there and vote - I know "it's only a primary" but it is still important. Now get on your pony and move!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Live Blogging Commericals (and other comments)

The winner of the Super Bowl is the Jackie Moon Bud Light commercial. I guess there was a football game on too.

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Congrats to the Giants. More congrats to the Pats for playing clean and not being abusive and harmful like the New York players. Pats 14, Giants 17.

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9:56pm: Yes, everyone totally saw that Giants end zone pass happening. WTF Pats?

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Amp overcaffeinated drink "Tow Truck Driver" - disturbing, but not funny enough to overcome the weirdness.

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Yawn. Victoria's Secret "I'm in the Mood for Love." Whatever.

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9:39pm: TOUCHDOWN! Pats 14, Giants 10.

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Jackie Moon for Bud Light - AWESOME. WINNER! 4th quarter and I will call this election for Jackie Moon Bud Light spot! I'm only posting one spot from the entire game, this is the one.

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Gatorade "Man's Best Friend." Tom is questioning the dog slobber aspect of this spot. Me too.

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Taco Bell Fiesta Platters. Whoopee.

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Another E-Trace baby on the webcam commercial. E-Trade, you underestimated the creepiness.

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Adam Sandler: You Don't Mess with the Zohan. Cute ad, but I'll pass.

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Toyota Sequoia, for crazy people? Rock on with your mini van selves.

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James Carville/Bill Frist Coca Cola spot perfect. Absolutely perfect.

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Stewie vs. Underdog coke spot was adorable. More interesting than the entire Thanksgiving Day parade.

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Sunsilk with Marilyn Monrone, Shakira and Madonna in the "Life Can't Wait" spot - I need more than that to visit your site.

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NFL.com "Mr. Oboe" spot - gorgeous and sweet and funny and lovely. Go team.

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9:01pm - About to start the 4th quarter Pats 7, Giants 3

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Fox, takes time time to shoot the banans on the sideline. They suck so badly.

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Bud Light "Rough Flight" - very funny. "Ability to fly no longer available" - nice.

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E-Trade "Baby" - gross and stupid. And it's been done.

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The film Jumper - looks like a wild ride. Samuel L. Jackson as a blonde. Yes!

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Why are my Pats not getting to Manning?

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Toy Story commercial for upcoming film Wall E - VERY CUTE. Want to see.

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Hyundai Genesis. No twist, no interest.

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8:38pm: Ruling in favor of Pats! First Down!

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CareerBuilder.com "When you wish upon a star" - kind of funny. Not Underpants Man funny. But cute.

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Alice Cooper, Richard Simmons for Bridgestone - now that's funny.

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Ice Breakers Gum - didn't get it.

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Bud Light "Wheel Suck" - VERY funny.

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8:34pm: 12 men on the field challenge.

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I can hear the Vitamin Water pitch meeting: "Shaquille O'Neill as a jockey - it's totally funny." Except that it wasn't.

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Sales Genie, second slightly racist cartoon. Yikes. Fox was more concerned about Danica Patrick and Go Daddy?

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Cars.com - second commercial. Tom chuckled. I didn't.

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Will Farrell is Jackie Moon. Can't wait.

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Zantac. Hmmm, lady in weird black dress, oddly fitting, not age appropriate. Very odd.

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Acura MDX "Make Someone Happy" (Advancing your mood.) Nope. Nah uh. Dull.

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Air Tran, Dunkin Donuts - running not new spots?

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Tom Petty, totally perfect for football half time (though I did enjoy Prince last year.)

Hmmm, was expecting a new tune or two. But the NFL is playing it super safe.

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Halftime show discussion, blah blah blah. Everyone needs to stop trying to hurt Tom Brady. I don't mind a little sacking, but I object to arm wrenching and driving helmets into stomachs.

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Ontario Canada "No Place Like This" - looks like America, but cleaner.

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2009 Nissan Murano. Snooze.

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Nice spot for the Daytona 500. "Taste the Smoke" - nice.

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7:54pm HALFTIME

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7:51pm Who is supposed to be covering Umenyiora? WTF?

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Doritos "Mousetrap" - even Tommy laughed! Good one - you got me, it was unexpected and funny. First gut laugh of the night.

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Justin Timberlake for Pepsi "Every Sip Gets You Closer" to Justin's MP3s? Wow, that was probably expensive for that much lame.

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Planter's Cashews "Unibrow." What the fuck? Yeah, I said it.

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Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian - if I was twelve. I'm sure it will be exciting for the kids.

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Bud Light with Carlos Mencia "Language of Love" teaching yet more immigrants how to be funnier than him. Whiff.

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Yukon Hybrid - lovely upfront animation - I was expecting a financial company and was surpised it was for GMC. Gorgeous, and I am not a fan of trucks!

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Anti Drug commercial - uttter failure. BORING.

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Lizards doing Thriller with model for Life Water. I don't think so. Fumble.

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CareerBuilder.com "Beating Heart" spot, creepy, but kind of okay.

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Leatherheads. Football movie with George Clooney. I'll see that.

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Budweiser "Clydesdale in Training" was nice. Can't go wrong with animals. (Though Bridgestone did earlier.)

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Iron Man with Robert Downey, Jr. looks interesting.

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7:13: Ellis Hobbes intercepts Manning.

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Tide "Talking Stain" - everyone's nightmare in film!!! Go to the site make your own talking stain!

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"Carrier Pigeons" for FedEx - nice.

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Dell (Go Red) spot - HOT HOT HOT.

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Jeter & Manning for Gatorade G2. Puh-leez.

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Wanted looks very hot.

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7:01 TOUCHDOWN NEW ENGLAND!

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Doritos spot with Kina Grannis. Sweet, simple. Doritos as music promoter - I like it.

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Bridgestone Tires spot with all the animals. Borring.

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Man fool Joe Buck just announced that all of the commericals will be posted on MySpace after the game.

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Under Armour, you take underwear much too seriously. I'm so over it.

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Bud Light "Cheese party" commercial - funny.

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Sale Genie, are you planning to present a slate of slightly racist cartoon commercials? Really? OMG.

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Joe Buck and that other football guy in a spot with "What is Love" playing for Pepsi Max. Yikes, that was a miss. Chris Kattan at the end doesn't make it funny.

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Audi R8 "Godfather" commercial (Old luxury just got put on notice...) - AWESOME!

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Bud Light "Do you have a cat" - eh, not so funny. You can visit the Budbowl site to view and rate the commercials. Right now there are only 5 votes. Kudos to Bud for setting up a nice site for this event. You can vote on the foolishness (potentially a double-edged sword,) download the commericals or post them. Smart.

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Ford "Centrifuge" commercial WICKED funny. "Closed centrifuge," indeed.

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COIN TOSS: Giants win the coin toss.

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Drillbit Taylor? I hope this is a good career move for Owen Wilson.

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Tom teasing me because I didn't know who Jordin Sparks was. I only like the audition part of American Idol, I don't watch all 48 weeks to know that she was last season's winner. OMG, is she lip synching? That was uncalled for. NOT wild about the dress, it's all bunchy.

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House guy just played the NFL intro music on guitar in promo for the show after the game. (Who do they think will be sober enough to watch AFTER the game?)

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Missed the start of pre-kick off coverage because there was a sudden death playoff in the FBR Tournament in Arizona. Phil Mickelson just missed the win. Congrats to JB Holmes.

Live Blogging Superbowl XLII Commercials

New England v. New York Giants

My call: Pats 38, Giants 20

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Slam-a-rama

With a huge work event on Tuesday I have been a bit (to use a term I hate) "out of pocket."

Tomorrow I'll live blog the Superbowl commercials and describe the various cutenesses of the quarterbacks. The Fug Girls did a nice job of handicapping the game in a piece called "But Who Do You Take Home to Mama AFTER the Game?" I say Patriots all the way.

As I've been sifting through piles of data and making nifty PowerPoint thingys tonight, I watched the newly revived Trading Spaces and enjoyed the triumphant return of Paige Davis. I don't know how it is possible that she could be even cuter, but she is. Good decision TLC, now fix the "meet the team" page.

See you in front of the telly tomorrow at 6pm EST.