See that video up there? That’s the old animated BC Clark Anniversary Sale commercial. It’s the one you like. You know, the one you stop and watch whenever it comes on the air. The one that features the 1950s-style commercial jingle that you, your parents and grandparents all sing and know by heart.
Well, it seems like BC Clark is a Scrooge and doesn’t like that commercial. For many years now, they’ve all but ditched the original jingle for a series of “Anniversary Sale” commercials featuring random groups of people singing verses at the mall. The commercials are terrible. They don’t have any musical accompaniment and most of the people can’t sing. They’re about as enjoyable as a Jenni Carlson feature about fruit cake and candy canes.
The commercials also feature way too many white people. And by white people, I mean lots and lots and lots of boring plain white people. It’s like watching a Seinfeld episode inside an L.L. Bean catalog at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. Seriously, check the commercials out. Count how many white people you see: Read More
July of this year brought us the Summer Olympics in London. So much to forget. Thanks a lot olympics! Wait. Remember when that one girl made that one face? And that horrible opening ceremony with giant buildings and things? Yeah. See. So memorable. It’s safe to say Bob Costas spent a whole lot of time in front of a fire at some point. I can’t remember.
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Because of their close proximity to Oklahoma, we get our fair share of Westboro Baptist Church “protests” here in the Sooner state. Since about 2009, our general policy at TLO has been to ignore the hate group. They do what they do for publicity and to create controversy, and by giving them the attention they crave and letting their actions upset you, you’re basically falling into their trap and letting them win. As Dave Morris’ hot wife would say, they’re a more hateful, sick and religious version of us.
Anyway, consider this post a one-time exception to our policy. Earlier this week, Westboro’s Twitter account was hijacked by the hacker group Anonymous. The hacktivists did things like post the personal information of Westboro members and link to a petition to have the church named a hate group. This heroic act by Anonymous alerted us to a couple of strange facts.
1. The Westboro Baptist Church (for some reason) has over 3,000 Twitter followers.
2. The Westboro Baptist Church follows 6 people on Twitter and (for some reason) one of them is Mary Fallin.
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In June of this year, Queen Elizabeth celebrated 60 years as the Head of the Commonwealth. That’s unreal. Even though she doesn’t have any real power, that’s still a long time to be the powerless head of anything. Could you imagine if George W. Bush was in power for 60 years? I mean, sure, it would have been hilarious, but we’d all be living in the post apocalyptic world of New Texas. It’d be a land full of steaks the size of cars and palpable racism. Not unlike actual Texas.
To the top TLO posts from June:
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