Sunday, March 2, 2008

Honda Odyssey

First: Love Heart's "Barracuda".
Second: Love the artwork. Gorgeous animation. Reminds me of my childhood (I grew up in the 70's and early 80's... custom conversion vans were the epitome of cool)

Finally: What the Hell does any of that have to do with a minivan. You would have trouble putting a large custom graphic on that thing. Never mind that there has never been a sexy minivan. It's kind of counter the whole idea of a minivan (family vehicle). For those who don't recall the 70's, the conversion van with the massive air brush graphic was about a rolling bachelor pad. You got into the situation where you'd need a minivan in the back of your conversion van (which probably had a waterbed and shag carpet, maybe even a disco ball). I know it's hard for folks to recall this stuff, but vans were actually cool and not for soccer moms once upon a time.

Honda would like you to believe that minivans can be cool. They are lying through their teeth. You and I both know why. But you can rest assured, they are lying through their teeth.

More KFC: "Check out those grill marks"

Again, no clip, but you can click the link

Here's what's funny. After the main action of the commercial, we get to see how they put the grill marks on the wrap. Of course, it's a panini press.

I'm looking at it, and the grill marks on the sandwich go left to right. The grill on the press is going from the back of the screen to the front. Check out those grill marks, indeed. They clearly weren't put on with that panina press. I suspect they were painted on by a microwave.

KFC's New World: Same Old Product

Sorry, I don't have the video but you can watch it on the link. The thing I want to bring your attention to is the new sauce free hot wing. A woman says, with this new hotwing, it's a whole new world of possibility.

Actually, it's a whole old world of possibility. This was a KFC menu staple as recently as 2003. I know, because I blew my first attempt at doing the LC diet with them. They used to come in 6 and 20 packs. And they were my favorite thing at KFC.

It's a whole new world. Y2K style. Fun.