Linda Soundtrack is back. This was first reported by the Gazette a few weeks ago, and on Friday it was on the FRONT page of NewsOK.com. Dear God, help us all.
In a very nostalgic way, I guess this is cool. That being said, I think it’s kind of silly how everyone is getting so excited about this. It’s like we are all forgetting how truly annoying this lady was. This would be the equivalent of living in the year 2030 and everyone cheering the return of the 1-800-2-SELLHOMES lady.
When I was a kid, my Grandpa would literally turn down the volume whenever a Linda Soundtrack commercial came on the air. Hell, I think he even threw a little party when the last Soundtrack closed in the early 1990s. Granted, my grandpa was also magician and collected toy trains, so maybe he’s not the most reliable source when it comes to measuring ones Linda Soundtrack tolerance.
I’m also not too confident about the future success of the new Soundtrack. Call me crazy, but when your business model appears to be banked on the public’s ability to identify with an annoying 1980’s commercial pitch lady, your venture may be in for some hard times.
Also, can you imagine how annoying OKC will become if the new Soundtrack is a success??? I bet Broadway Ford will reopen in Edmond and bring back the black guy and his grandson to tell us “That’s no bull.” I wouldn’t be surprised if Larry Evans and the guy who voiced the Oklahoma Discount Furniture commercials start making cameos in all the new Mathis Brother commercials.
Hell, I bet they’ll even try to resurrect the old Credit Jewelers Cowboy. Unless you’re Jesse James, that would actually be kind of cool.
(Yeah, I named this column Page 3. That’s what I called some column I had in college for a while and I felt like this needed a name. So there. – Royce)
I’m one of those people that really enjoys giving gifts. Of course I like getting them too, but for some reason, I REALLY like giving someone a Christmas present. And I’m not just saying that to sound like some Christmas Saint. I really not a douche, I swear.
But you know what that does? It freaking ruins Christmas for me. Instead of enjoying the lights and the music and the spirit, I’m constantly thinking about what I should get my wife’s grandpa. Because seriously, what do you get an 80-year-old man that you don’t know very well? Cigars? A Fats Waller album? Suspenders? See, this is my Christmas hell.
And we all know I hate shopping. So I like giving gifts, I never know what to get and I hate shopping. I’m like a riddle wrapped in an enigma. I’m the JFK Assassination of Christmas. Bad example? Probably bad example.
But other than the giving of gifts, I don’t really get in the Christmas spirit. I’m not 10 years old anymore but I still want Legos and candy for Christmas. Growing up sucks because I have to “like” this new jacket or fancy picture I got. I suppose they’re very adult presents and I’ll surely use them, but how do I PLAY with them on Christmas Day? So as a result, my Christmas excitement is always dampened a bit.
But what eventually brings me around every year? These things:
I want to divert your attention from MAPS3 for about ten minutes to talk about something really important: Football
From The Lost Ogle family to yours, have a safe, wonderful and happy Thanksgiving weekend. Here’s a totally unrelated video for your enjoyment, via Daily Thunder.
Oklahoma City, Tuesday, November 24. Outside City Hall, tens of protesters demonstrated against the MAPS3 tax and projects. Tens of counter-protesters supported the MAPS3 tax and projects. The Ant-MAPS were in red and black, the Pro-MAPS were in white with pastel blue and green highlights. The tens of protesters surrounded protest coordinator and tenther blogger Porter Davis and the local media. Meanwhile, we shot these pictures of the only reason to go to the MAPStravaganza on the steps of City Hall: MAPS Girl.
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