March 26th, 2006

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Ahh, Hickville USA

Local commercials are always death. They're either poor rip-offs of already bad national commercials or awful original ideas.

And then they get "talent" that proves that any aliens searching for intelligent life in the universe will pass us by sooner than blinking. If the aliens blink.

A local car dealership just aired on TV (I've got it on in the background while I do other things) and the spokeswoman they shouldn't have hired begins the commercial by trying to say "It's unbelievable!"

I say "trying" because she barely managed to do it. The reason I post this is because the way she did it, she put a lot of extra emphasis on "un" and kind of paused a moment before tackling the other tricksome syllables. So I'm barely listening and I hear "It's UN . . . beleavibble?!" I turn in horror and mutter almost before I've registered consciously thinking of the joke: "And pronounceable!"

Ah, I'm poor and lonely, and I think I'm developing a cold. Leave me alone.

Aaron "The Mad Whitaker" Bourque
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