1984

January 28, 2001
TV of the Moment
I was watching CBS "Superbowl's Greatest Commercials" while I was on the stairmaster. Ads are kind of a guilty pleasure, but they represent smart people trying to catch your attention, impress both you and their fellow ad makers. If nothing else, this show had the legendary Macintosh 1984 spot. Man, that runner's pretty cute, even if her hair is a bit on the fluffy side. The commercial's kind of like "Logan's Run Lola Run". (That last sentence is pretty funny if you catch both references .) You know, it's kind of funny how that face looks like it's being done over RealMedia and a crappy connection, badly synched sound and all. I guess Macintosh was ahead of its time.

Quote of the Moment
"There is no one quite so righteous as a former sinner who finds salvation and no one quite as enthusiastic as a former choirboy who discovers sin."
--Robert Davolt, former choirboy

Link of the Moment
Wow, not for the squeamish, it's Daily Radar's 20 Gnarliest Torture Devices of All Time. Man's inhumanity to man makes can make a really amazing spectacle sometimes. (And then there's Monopoly.)