Helpful Hint for Trivia Game Players... If you ever get a trivia question about a Lynyrd Skynyrd song, unless you know for sure the answer is another song, you should always, ALWAYS guess “Free Bird”. That’s just common sense. It could mean the difference between Bruce Springsteen tickets and a bumper sticker. And, that’s a huge difference.
What Trademarks?... Did you know that the name Super Bowl is trademarked and can’t be used in commercials other than those specifically about the game by the NFL (also trademarked)? Other companies and even radio contests have to use euphemisms like “The Big Game” instead of Super Bowl. Apparently they’re really strict about it too. I mean, I know people know when it’s going to be on (because how could you NOT??), but it seems like the NFL would be a little more lenient because it’s like free advertising. Whatever! People are such tighty-heineys!
I Could Have Used This Information About 20 Years Ago... Have you ever heard about this whistle that used to come in Cap’n Crunch cereal back in the day whose sound could be used to bypass phone billing systems and allowed people to make free long distance calls? Why didn’t I know about this when I was in college and making expensive phone calls to my boyfriend at MCV?? We limited ourselves to one 1-hour phone call a week because long distance was so expensive back then, and we each alternated weeks on top of that! Can you imagine? On top of that, it was before e-mail too, so we sent each other hand-written letters everyday. For 1 ½ years!! Of course if there had been e-mail, there would have been a search engine and I would have been able to find out about the Cap’n Crunch whistle! And, to be honest, we probably would have broken up a lot earlier!!
Sing Me A Song, You're the Guitar Man... I am totally in love with that song “Come On Get Higher” by Matt Nathanson. I made a Pandora station for him, and turns out I love almost every song of his. Where has this guy been and why isn’t he bigger?? Very acoustic-y, songwriter-y songs. I think I’ll be doing a bunch of downloading this weekend. Side note: Pandora is AWE-SOME!!!!!!
The Streets Have Eyes... There’s a new sign at the entrance of my community. It says something like there are surveillance cameras in my neighborhood. I missed THAT newsletter! I’m all for safety, but WOW! Now I’m all nervous about walking out to my mailbox to get my mail without a bra on! Like some footage will end up on oldjigglybreasts.com. I’ll have to remember to close my blinds at certain times too! It’s like Big Brother up in that place. (P.S. I have no idea if that's a real site, I just made it up. So, if you go looking for it, well, that's all on you!)