Saturday, July 30, 2005

The Stones, the King and My Best Friend

Anyone else find it weird that Ameriquest Mortgage is using the Rolling Stones concert footage in their commercials? I can’t even say why it bugs me. Maybe because the slogan line of the commercial is "Ameriquest, proud sponsor of the American dream," and the Stones are British.

But at least they aren’t creepy like the Burger King commercials… where the king shows up in your bed, outside your window and in your backseat.

That’s just freaky.


Kudos to Bill Frist, senate Republican, for being the latest to break rank with the President on the support of embryonic stem cell research.

In a rebuff to U.S. President George W. Bush and the Christian right, Bill Frist, a leading Senate Republican and potential presidential candidate, announced he would back legislation to increase financing for embryonic stem-cell research.

I’m convinced this is the next big frontier for medicine. After all, I want to be able to one day cure my liver disease.

This quote really got me:

Tom DeLay, the Majority Leader in the House of Representatives, said Dr. Frist remains a good man. "He's simply advocating bad policy."

Tsk. What does Tom DeLay know about being a good man?


Inspired by Chris’ post from yesterday, I made a special trip out today for Taco Bell. I took my dog Regis along for the ride… so I ordered some cinnamon twists for him.

The drive-thru guy wasn’t friendly at all… and forgot the twists. All the way home I felt guilty eating in front of him.

Ever try feeding a taco to a dog that wasn’t a Chihuahua?



Lee Ann said...

Gosh the Burger King "king" is creepy. Just validates another reason not to go there. Oh, poor puppy, no cinnamon twists? I have a friend that dedicated an entire post on his blog about Tom DeLay, the last sentence in the post was "I am glad to see that the President won't agree with DeLay about retribution. At least I'm not the only one".

Babs said...

That Burger King king commercial has been freaking me out since day ONE.

I'll never eat there again.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

At least you didn't not feed your dog a Burger King burger. Anybody who would run ads like that should maybe go belly up.

lilly05 said...

The "Burger King" is straight out of a Steven King novel. Makes me thing of "IT". *shudder* I must admit that the Burger King commercials aren't as stupid by half when compared to Carl's JR lattest tragedy. I am convinced that he Stem cell acheivment award will have to go to China this year due to Dubya's lack of give a shit concerning the medical possibilities. You might wanna watch feeding your pooch Taco Bell food, it is a better drug for constipation than most of the prescription drugs on the market.

Weary Hag said...

I'm going out to get tacos and for my cats. Not sure if it's the heat or what, but it seems like they've been having all night parties lately inviting their friends to use the litter box.If lilly's right, it just might do the trick.

Dave, that series of BK commercials is just plain tetched.If I woke up in the morning, looked out my bedroom window and saw this crowned manniquin peering in, they'd have to lock me up in a soft-walled room for the remainder of my days.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Hey, I love those cinnamon twists at TB. I'd never feed them to a dog!

Rob Seifert said...

The king is evil. EVIL. Scary stuff. As to the Stones, Keith's blood exchanges are getting more and more expensive. They've got to look to their retirement. No one else is gonna do it for em. Hell, they're nearly as old as Hoss ;-)