Friday, February 25, 2011

Moan-a Lisa

Three observations ... or questions:
  1. We can now officially, finally say steampunk is dead, right?

  2. Is it just me, or does this sound like every song off A Fever You Can't Sweat Out?

  3. Nonetheless, am I the only one who finds this to be a total earworm and Panic! At the Disco at wonderful guilty pleasure?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Young Man's Quest for Celibacy ...

... or, "What College Guys Will Do to Win a Bet."

Coffee People

So I suspect that 5 Hour Energy commercials are supposed to be annoying, but this one especially irks me. For most coffee people I know—myself included—morning coffee is about the waiting, the making, the fussing. It's the ritual, the routine. Maybe most of my coffee cohorts and I are the exception rather than the rule; but it seems that, contrary to popular belief, for us, coffee is not about the caffeine. At least, not primarily about the caffeine.

This ad would be like telling a beer person, "Why fuss with that beer? You have to wait for the head to set, drink it slowly ... To hell with that. Do this shot of Vlad. It'll get you drunk without all the hassle." Yeah. And by "Yeah," I mean "No."

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

YB 2.0

It's been nearly two years since we started using this Blogger domain to track our ill-fated project to visit 52 Philadelphia bars in 52 weeks. It didn't work out so well because, well, maybe we're not good at sticking to themes ... or schedules. Plus, with other life commitments (read: work, bills, general life responsibility) preventing us from just being barflies—and other blogging commitments preventing us from writing about just being barflies—that adventure was pretty much doomed from the start. C'est la vie.

But now we're back, but without the attempt at a routine. Just writing what we want to write, when we want to write it can.