The perils of advertising


Here’s a hint: if you go into Taco Bell and loudly proclaim, “Give me le package totale,” expect to be stared at as if you’ve just grown three heads. You know you’re in trouble when you have to start explaining a restaurant’s ad campaign to an employee of said restaurant. Just a word of advice from someone who’s been there.

It may not have been an auspicious start to the evening, but we needn’t have worried.

Tonight’s movie was Minority Report, which featured more gotta-gitme-summadat moments than any other film I’ve seen since, um, The Talented Mr. Ripley. Clairvoyant guardian angels? Gimme. Tron-light-cycle-edition Lexus? Baby. Sick sticks? Yes, please. And the computer user interfaces! Brings to mind those Apple “vision of the future” videos that we used to drool over back when we thought that the good guys would beat the forces of evil merely by being on the side of right. Ah, well. Anyways, pretty pretty. Weak ending, but hey, it’s Spielberg.

After the film, the three of us (my companions being newly burgundy-tressed lish and kakumei of Canadia West) went to Sunset Bowl in Ballard for some late-night bowling. Which really means: singing and drinking.

Sunset Bowl! O how we love thee: your pin-form beers, your myriad varieties of vended socks! Bleary-eyed masses that fill your smoky expanse. May your doors never close!

We bowled three games in all. lish won two of three, but I had the highest (still admittedly low) game score of the night. Gloat gloat gloaty gloat. Big fat gloat. And so we end the night on a high note.

Ok, incoherence. Time to rest the engines.

Song of the day: Joan Osborne, “Spider Web”

  • One of my contributions to Berkeley's (well, plujan et al's) BWC deck is the King of Clubs. Good interrupt card since *nothing* beats the King of Clubs. Also +100 if you eat a burrito. Probably my second favorite card-by-me, behind "Win, Lose, or Drawl" (must speak in a Southern accent for two turns).

    That deck grew so fast so recently that it could probably use a good scanning and posting, if Paul so desires.

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