Monday, May 19, 2008

i'm sure Fox News didn't mean it...

...but they left out a key descriptive word in the caption for a news article just now.

as read on Fox News:
"Historically Black College Has Its First Valedictorian"

film footage accompanying the caption confirmed that the college was graduating its first white valedictorian, not its first valedictorian ever in the history of the school.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

the Material Matron

so grace and i were in Target last evening picking up a few things and, happening to be near the music section, i noticed a prominent display touting Madonna's latest CD.

the title? "Hard Candy"

now i know she and/or the record execs were going for a naughty/provocative imagery kind of thing there but given the fact that she's been rocking out since the 1980s i think there's also an inevitable and unintended second set of images in that title, that of the bowls on the end tables at grandparents' houses with that striped hard fruit candy all stuck together in one big mass. or maybe a nice collection of butterscotches; she could be the new pitchman for Werthers' Originals