The Land After TimeShareThis
I stumbled onto a massive discovery. In trying to run some early morning errands, I had to kill some time waiting for the bank to open. I went to the mall, only to see a sign saying that the stores weren’t open there either. Yet people were still walking into the place. Old people.
If we could mine the precious deposit of old people that were in the mall before it opened we could start a nursing home. They were everywhere. Alone, in couples, men, women, with ipods and walkmen, jogging shoes and stretchy pants. They were using the closed mall as a big track to walk laps around.
Hundreds of them.
I took a few steps in and got caught up in the current… it all made sense: Air conditioning, nicely sanitized tile, a food court (with a cafe that opens early to cash in on these clunkers), and it occured to me: this is exactly the same thing I used to do when I was 12, with my friends. We’d go public skating, move around in a big circle, be social, listen to music, and grab a hot chocolate from the concession stand.
The ciiircle of life…….. it’s a wheeeel of fortuuuuneeee… What a discovery.
Green Bay Packer Nation probably owned a collective 23 rafillion Favre jerseys. I’m not proposing that the “Favre goes WWE villain and switches teams” moment wasn’t genuine, but how much money do you think they made selling new GB Pack jerseys to slighted fans who didn’t wan’t to wear a jersey with “Arnold” on the back anymore (read: Benedict)?
And how many Rodgers jerseys have they sold? This guy could be the best QB in the league this year. How well timed was his rise to prominence right when Favre basically tore down the un-built statues of himself in Green Bay?
Does anybody else think that the mom and kid in the AT&T rollover minutes commercials have a priceless chemistry? (Can’t believe I’m about to run an AT&T commercial after they grinded me for $43.57 as a broke freshman in college, but it really does make me laugh)
But if there’s a set of commercials you have to watch, it’s ESPN’s “this is SportsCenter” commercials. Spend some time on YouTube. I still love this one: “…that was a poor effort”
Scott Van Pelt is priceless.
I’ll link to my take on the Phoenix Coyotes situation later today or tomorrow… I know you need your hockey news fix.
In the meantime, I have a light-hearted article up on www.hockeyprimetime.com – my thoughts on the experience of sharing a cold tub with another dude after a hockey game.
Also, tomorrow: The first of a series of video blogs on the upcoming NHL season.