coldblackncold -- New England Patriots vs. Ditka? New England Patriots vs. Mini-Ditka? New England Patriots vs. Hurricane Ditka?
Tom Brady with a chainsaw vs. Ditka with a staple remover.
The 18-1 New England Patriots vs. Ditka's double-ringed fist.
The New England Patriots vs. Osama bin Ditka.
Tom Brady's modeling gigs vs. The Super Bowl Shuffle.
observacious -- Since you brought up disappearing technologies: Dot matrix printers had continuous sheets of paper with which you could make banners announcing birthdays, bake sales, whatever. What other capabilities have we lost to technical "advancement"?
It used to be that you answered the phone not knowing who was on the other end, and you and the caller would engage in a ritual of identification prior to the conversation.
Finding a humorous picture or joke, such as this one
, and distributing it to your friends, who photocopied it until it was a grainy, illegible mess.
Postcards. I did not see a single rack of postcards during my entire week at Disney. Most mail is redundant or otherwise stupid, but if e-greetings and the like have overtaken postcards, the terrorists have already won.
Even though they're technically similar, no matter how stellar the music selection, no playlist could ever match the labor of love that is the mixtape, especially those that were recorded from the radio.
mac -- pizza or pie? What are some other weird American food terms...pop?
Subs, hoagies and grinders navy beans navy beans
observacious alerted us to the Pizza Pot Pie an inspired union of foods that ranks in the top five of genius food combinations. Which other food pairing deserves this honor?
Macaroni & Cheese with sliced hot dogs mixed in.
Soup in a bread bowl.
htothem -- Brituation? Really?
It's a welcome change from 2007's LiLoverload.
If the Roger Clemens steriod issue ever takes any real hold, I hope they call it the Clemens-cy Case.
All I can hope for is that 20 years from now, they don't refer to Matilda as Heath's Ledgercy.
Justin Guarini: American Idle?
eideteker -- Ok, so I'm making the poll a priority this week, to the possible detriment of my future employment. Somebody call the waaaahmbulance. But I have no question, so instead, I'm poaching one: Dear Homo, I'm not gay, so what should I ask you?
Where can I go to get a really good Mojito around here?
Tyra Banks: what's the appeal?
Who's going to be on next season's Dancing with the Stars?
So I know if I see a Subaru Outback, it's probably driven by a lesbian. Which model is the gay dude car?
twicketface -- Will replacing our Tupperware (ok, fine, Gladware) collection with glass Pyrex dishes improve our lives in anyway? I firmly believe you'll be back to Gladware within six months, whether it's a conscious decision or if it seems to seep back into your life on the weary legs of convenience, but let's lay it out:
Pro: Pyrex is more durable, and will have a longer lifespan than most "disposable" storage (although considering the lifespan of all my Gladware, you'll need to use it until you're 60). Con: While prone to warping, Gladware will never shatter.
Pro: Pryex can withstand oven temperatures and does not get that weird plasticy taste or stain when you microwave in it. Con: bringing a Pyrex to work adds about 2lb to your bag over the Gladware.
Pro: your potato salad is going to look like it's in a magazine shoot compared to all those crappy ones in Gladware at your next Pot Luck. Con: you better label that shit with your email address in permanent marker if you want to see it again.
Pro: the Pyrex will look a lot more grownup sitting in your cabinets. Con: unless there's a 2qt or larger Pyrex out there that I don't know about, you're going to need a whole lot more of them to store some of your bulkier foodstuffs.
subbes -- should we webcast our wedding?
I can't imagine a more appropriate next step in the life of the camwhore. While it may cost you in "donations" from those turned off by the married woman, you'll definately make it up from the ones who get off on the extra taboo it adds.
I don't see why. The most webcastable part is the ceremony, the most boring part of the wedding. If you encourage drinking and cake consumption on the part of the viewers, however, they could feel like they're a part of the fun.
Definately. Why make your family and friends wait to suffer through the boring wedding video?
What better way to appease the people you feel like you should invite but don't feel like buying food and booze for: send them the "special webcast invite" with the "secret access password" for online VIPs.
jerasue -- Without love, where would you be now, nah-nah-naaaooow.... without looooooove?
Probably still sharing a 3-bedroom apartment with two slovenly roommates.
Nowhere. Lovemaking is what got me here.
Living in a van down by the river.
Still wading through the dredges on Yahoo Personals.
renob423 -- what is everybody doing that is just so damn important these days? why do i have to do everything? why can't someone else do this crap? will i ever be sucessfull enough to hire an assistant so i don't have to waste MY time with all this bullshit? FUCK!
They're busy doing the bullshit work the person who outranks them should be doing. It all rolls downhill until it lands on you, the
Spending their time making up the excuses and saying the things the bosses want to hear without regard to feasibility or necessity. Ya know, the kind of work that gets you an assistant.
Screwing up what you did last week in order to have something to make you do next week.
Staring obsessively at their Blackberries and sending out reply-alls at 11pm on a Tuesday to make themselves look like real team players.
In Vanity Fair article about the upcoming Indiana Jones movie, Lucas says after the struggles they had filming Last Crusade, he decided "So, at the end of it, I was like, No more of these, baby. We’re done". And yet, here we are. As if the response to the Star Wars prequels weren't enough to teach this guy to leave well enough alone. Based on what the rest of us actually learned from Episodes I-III (and the "updates" to IV-VI), what can we expect to see in this movie?
Indy realizes the statement he makes by wearing a leather jacket, and trades it in for a nice cruelty-free twill.
Any and all instances of swastikas will be digitally replaced with frowny faces.
The Transformers kid turns out to be his son, Sallah will be his half-brother, Short Round will have grown up and started some business that Indy goes to, and then his son will be one of the bad guys, and Marcus Brody will be Marion's uncle.
Should he come face-to-face with a sword-twirling baddie, he'll wait until he gets stabbed before he shoots the guy.