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August 28th, 2008

Hurricane Gustav = "Staff of God"?

Wow, Hurrican Gustav hasn't even hit the U.S. yet, and already some of the Bible-thumpers are out there proclaiming that God is again punishing America for it's sins. Over at RaptureAlert.com, you can find some particularly humorous statements of religious belief (well, they'd be more funny if the people writing them didn't honestly believe them). Forgive me for not quoting some of them directly (although I have alluded to one of them in the title to this post) --  I think this time I will keep the crazy contained to where it was originally unleashed.

(By the way, if you have the time, take some time to really explore the site. The unhinged, wacko fringe of Christianity really is on display over there.)

This Is Just Silly

Earlier this evening I went to make a bag of popcorn in the microwave when I noticed something rather silly on the box: it stated that this popcorn was made from whole grain corn. I laughed my ass off. Seriously, if it wasn't whole grain corn, then it wouldn't pop now, would it? The sad part is that I'm sure this marketing has worked on someone. I can just picture it: where's the Jiffy Pop brand? Wait a minute, the Target Market Pantry brand is made from whole grain corn! Screw Jiffy Pop -- I'm going with Market Pantry!



Update, 11:25 PM: Just to be clear, I rechecked the box (something I should have done before writing this post), and it plainly states "made with 100% whole grain popcorn." I want to shake the hand of the marketing genius who suggested putting that on the box, and then smack him upside the head.

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