“Savage Love”

15 02 2008

So, who has read the sex advice column Savage Love? Well, this nationally syndicated article is published in the Washington City Paper locally, but if my research serves me correctly, the author works and writes for The Stranger, a Seattle paper. It’s written by columnist, editor, (insert many more talent-associated words here), and author Dan Savage. I personally had never read the article until today, when a friend (Mindz, you are being credited RIGHT HERE) brought me an ad that she had cut out of the Washington City Paper. The ad, which was purchased by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, had a large picture of a banana on it, and read “Savage Love says…’Get your winkies checked’.” And because I wanted to discuss this ad here on Randomized Fodder, I fished around to see if there was an electronic version. And what should I come across but Savage Love. Now this week’s column was titled “Babes In Toyland,” and meant all that that implies in a sex advice column. Nothing is going to be repeated here, but I have linked to it, should you decide to…check it out. My point is this: if you can get past the…vulgarities and once your face has stopped beating red, he’s hilarious. And informational: I didn’t know that it was illegal to sell sex toys in the state of Mississippi. Cross that potential profession off the list. 8) Oh, just a little fun. So, the ad in the paper has seemingly taken a back seat to all the fodder about the article, hasn’t it? Well, aside from catching my attention, it’s made me a loyal reader of Seattle’s The Stranger.


Valentine’s Day playlist

14 02 2008

First, the answers to the movie lines quiz.
10) Love Story
9) The English Patient
8) City of Angels
7) Casablanca (sigh)
6) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
5) Jerry Maguire
4) Moulin Rouge
3) Lord of the Rings
2) As Good As It Gets
1) Dirty Dancing (I think we might be watching this movie tonight. Or perhaps When Harry Met Sally.) Well, here is my own personal Valentine’s Day playlist. I know I said I was going to list the top ten most romantic songs, but I just didn’t like those songs. Mine are much better.
My ♥Valentine’s Day Playlist♥
1) I Need You, LeAnn Rimes
2) I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Frank Sinatra
3) The Luckiest, Ben Folds
4) Valentine, Martina McBride (of course this one has to be on there, it isn’t Valentine’s Day without Martina)
5) Have I Told You Lately, Rod Stewart
6) Yes!, Chad Brock
7) Once In A Blue Moon, Sydney Forest
8) Awful Beautiful Life, Darryl Worely
9) Come Away With Me, Norah Roberts
10) Rhymes With, Lila McCann
11) Always You, Sophie Zelmani
12) The Way You Look Tonight, Tony Bennett
13) Hey There Delilah, Plain White T’s
14) Your Everything, Keith Urban
15) The Time of My Life, Bill Medley and Jennifer Warners

So, who saw the Tiffany’s Valentine’s Day ads? I thought these ads were great! So so cute. And there are several different version of the ad that I have come across in my perusing of the the web, however I cannot seem to find them at the moment. They are clever and encorporate the pieces of jewelry. And of course it’s Tiffany’s, what woman doesn’t want to click thru to the Tiffany’s website?
Here are the ads:
This one is my favorite, and I found it at the NYT website.
There are two different banners that I have seen, both are good.

As a part of my job I habitually note ads that I see that are clever. I must admit, however, that a friend pointed these out to me. For the occasion, these are some of the best online ads I have seen floating around. Anyone else seen anything interesting out there? I got an email today from Planned Parenthood. It was…well, it caused quite a stir around my office, I’ll say that. If anyone is curious, let me know and I will write about it. I am just not sure how to put it into words….