Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator
ludickid

Signs and Wonders

Despite my loathing of their advertising campaigns, Axe keeps sending me free samples in the mail, and because I am more lazy than spiteful when it comes to consumer spending and personal hygiene, I use them. I used their combination shampoo and conditioner that was named after a turd; I used their body wash that was made out of hot lava; I even used their hair gel that looked like a big tub of cum. I am not a proud man, but I am a very cheap man. So last week, I found in my mailbox a new variety of Axe body wash, and I swear to hell, this stuff smells exactly like lemon-lime Gatorade. I honestly can’t decide if this is a good thing or a bad thing.

Also, last night, while watching some show on the SyFy Network (and that’s got to be the most annoying way yet discovered to abbreviate ‘science fiction’), there was a commercial for a travel show featuring vacationers who like to stay off the beaten path. In order to emphasize their non-tourist cred, the announcer mentioned that they had been to Paris three times and still not seen the Mona Lisa or the Arc d’Triomphe. Okay, the Mona Lisa makes sense – to see it, you have to go to the Louvre, one of the biggest tourist destinations in France – but the Arc d’Triomphe? That thing’s kinda hard to miss. You could be incredibly non-touristy in Paris and still see it a dozen times. What’s the matter with you, TV?
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