A View of the C

Funny – Inappropriate – Edumacational

“We Got A Complicated Order!”

Yes, that line is from my favorite Mad TV skit, but it kind of just jumped into my head when I read the real headline. Anywho, Starbucks is now making some pricing adjustments based on what you order, so keep it simple and keep the fucking line moving people! Oops, sorry, just had a little flashback there. Below are some of the details and as you can see, it pays to be boring.

  • Plain coffee, you’ll see a .10 decrease (let’s go shopping!)
  • For an extra shot of coffee, it’ll go from being .55 to .70 (there goes my “Save the children” donation)
  • Adding a shot of syrup now costs .40, a 30% jump (Um, has anyone ever bought the Torani syrup from Marshalls, it’s always there and I wonder if it’s any good?)

So for you non-math types, a triple grande soy vanilla latte would go from $5.55 to $6.25. Well, if that’s your drink of choice then you should pay that much money cause that sounds fucking nasty. No offense and oh yeah, bless your heart.

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January 19, 2010 Posted by | Did you know? | , | Leave a comment

Funny or Disturbing?

Apparently in London, a DJ played the Van Halen song “Jump” while a woman was on a bridge threatening to jump to her death. He felt that since she couldn’t hear the song no harm was done, and furthermore, it was more to appease and entertain the frustrated drivers that were held up as a result of the impending jump.

I kind of think it’s funny in a disturbing kind of way, what do you think? Read more about it here (jump!), in case you need more information before forming an opinion.

January 19, 2010 Posted by | Commentary, Funny | , | 2 Comments

Getting To Know Ke$ha

When I first heard “Tik Tok”, I thought, “Ok, this is pretty catchy – let me check the video.” Once I saw the video, I thought, “Interesting, this girl could really strike a nerve with the disposable pop market, but does she have more?” Then I heard “Blah Blah Blah” (she’s filming the video now for it as the 2nd release) and I thought, “Again, disposable but catchy as hell – two hot songs off a debut track plus an image that’s quite marketable, hmmm…” But then I heard the album about a month in advance and there are about 5-6 possible hits, I think we could have a new pop star – let’s see if she can deepen her image now and make herself not only marketable but also credible as well. I love that she was on Flo Rida’s “Right Round” but didn’t get paid and also declined to be part of the video, she said no. I like that she’s pretty forthcoming about her message and her struggles, and I most of all like that she appears to be in on the joke, if that makes sense.

Anyway, I won’t bore you with my entire timeline of thoughts about her and perhaps you don’t give this kind of thought to a new artist breaking into the market, but it’s something I’ve been doing since I was in high school, so indulge me if you would. This all leads to an interesting interview that she gave, and I’m including a few highlights (or factoids) below and here is a link for the full interview:

  • She was on The Simple Life with Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton because the producers were looking for a highly eccentric family and her family won out.
  • While they were at her home, her demo tape had made its way to Dr Luke, the Swedish songwriter behind hits for Kelly Clarkson (Since U Been Gone), Katy Perry (I Kissed a Girl) and Pink (Who Knew). He called the Kesha’s house at the worst time possible – a petulant pre-motherhood Nicole Richie answered. “She hung up on him,” Ke$ha recalls. “She said ‘Oh, it was just some guy’. Thank God he called back. She could have ruined everything, that bitch! Luckily she didn’t.”
  • She once puked in Paris’ closet at a party.
  • She sang back-up for Britney Spears, but I’m not sure of the track.
  • She was in Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” video.

January 19, 2010 Posted by | Music | , , , | Leave a comment

Madonna + ‘Glee’ = Perfection

As you may have heard, the hit show Glee is going to have an entire Madonna episode. Yep, that’s right! It isn’t yet clear if M will make a guest appearance in the episode, but the anticipation is building nonetheless. Reportedly, the song list is as follows:

Borderline
Open Your Heart
Burning Up
4 Minutes
Crazy For You
Like A Virgin
Like A Prayer
What It Feels Like For A Girl
Vogue
Express Yourself

Borderline and Open Your Heart are actually mixed into one song as sort of a medley while all the other songs are performed in full or in an edit version. All songs’ arrangements are inspired by the album original versions of the songs except for Express Yourself, inspired by the famous “Video Version” and Crazy For You which is presented as an exclusive acoustic guitar version.(source)

January 19, 2010 Posted by | Did you know?, TV Shows | , , | Leave a comment