Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Media Commentary or It's Slug-Bug not Slug Volkswagen

I just needed to get some things off my chest. Yes I've had too much time at work to watch mindless TV, but I don't know what I'd do without Hulu. I apologize that this will have little to no relation to SFF. Sorry.

Has anyone seen the Volkswagen commercials that have been playing lately? Some type of Volkswagen car zips by and an onlooker slugs his neighbor saying "Blue one", "Red one", "Green one" and you get the picture. Here's an example:

Now, when did it become okay to slug on any Volkswagen? Last I checked it was Slug-Bug and that was it. Have the shotgun rules changed on me too? I sure hope not because I still wait to call it until you're within eyesight of the car.

This is another clarification point but on reality TV's inbred 2nd cousin, America's Got Talent (or insert other country's name). I submit that any solo singer should be banned from the show. Isn't there already a contest solely based around singing? I think it's called hmm...American Idol. I realize the name's a bit similar, but why do singers do so well on this show?

Not to mention, I have a hard time trusting the judges anyway when they let this guy through to the semi-finals:

I can understand letting him go through the first round, because it's funny (at first), but letting him go on? Like I thought this show had any credibility to begin with.

Now, my wife "forces" me to watch So You Think You Can Dance. At least that's what I claim to anyone who says otherwise. :) But, what if dancing were a superpower that you were born with/gain? That's something that the League of Extraordinary Dancers (The LXD) attempts to answer:

I thought it was a cool idea and pretty fun to watch especially since episodes are anywhere from 4 to 13 minutes long and there are 7 out so far on

Ahh, I feel better now.


  1. And I thought I watched a lot of Hulu!

  2. Haha, yeah it's sadly what keeps me sane. Although when I get to watching America's Got Talent I'm really at the bottom of the barrel. :)


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