Who doesn't love local commercials?

Here's my new favorite YouTube video. Well, maybe it doesn't top "The Hoff" yet. I don't know.

Saw the commercial after the Orioles game on Fox today and thought I should to find it to share. The token white guy on the cell phone is the best haha. Well, no, it's all pretty good.


Ladies need to be more careful with precious cargo!

RobG called my attention to this horrible incident:

Truck wreck spills penguins from Indy Zoo

MARSHALL, Texas (AP) - A truck transporting zoo animals overturned early Tuesday, spilling 24 penguins, an octopus and tropical fish along a highway north of Marshall, authorities said.

"We had a penguin wreck," said Department of Public Safety Trooper Richard Buchanan. "They were thrown out into a ditch and in the roadway."

Three penguins that landed in the highway were killed by oncoming traffic, and one suffered a broken wing.

The driver, Kelly Hodge, 34, and passenger Tammy Root both sustained minor scratches and bruises, police said. Root was taken to a local hospital for treatment and released, authorities said.

Most of the fish lived and the octopus appeared unharmed, officials said. The octopus and fish were traveling in plastic bags, and some fish died when their bags burst, Buchanan said.

The two zoo employees were transporting the animals from the Indianapolis Zoo to one in Galveston. The driver swerved, overcorrected and rolled the truck into a ditch alongside U.S. 59 at about 4:30 a.m., Buchanan said.

The penguins were traveling in heavy tubs which broke open the truck's trailer. While cars hit three penguins in the road, troopers succeeded in corralling the others into the roadside ditch, Buchanan said.

Workers from the Caldwell Zoo in nearby Tyler assisted officers in chasing down penguins and rescuing endangered fish.

Authorities contacted a local chemical company, which brought a refrigerator trailer for the animals, which were taken for care to the Caldwell Zoo, Buchanan said.

The zoo's executive director Hayes Caldwell said the animals were treated and sent on to Galveston by mid-afternoon Tuesday.

"They were doing remarkably well for what they had been through," he said.

R.I.P. to the three four poor little penguins. :(

EDIT: Newer stories report that four penguins died; one in the initial wreck and the three hit by cars. Boo.
8.9.06 - 2:20 p.m.


If this is the style, I won't be updating my closet

What I'm referring to are the so-called "skinny jeans."

Funny, though, how even though the jeans themselves are skinny, they don't make anyone LOOK skinny. Well, or maybe they don't make ME look skinny ... I don't know. According to the Cosmo Style magazine I have, "This slenderizing style flatters everyone." WHAT?? I don't know what category I fall into then.

I've read the past couple months in Cosmo that they're coming for fall, and I tried to ignore. I've read that other ridiculous looking styles are coming, i.e. bubble skirts and bell-sleeved blouses, and I've tried to ignore that as well. But after seeing an article about it in the Express on the way to work on Friday, it was too much to handle ... I mean, fall is coming SOON. Pictures of skinny capris with stilettos and flats, skinny jeans with stilettos, flats and sandals: No matter how you paired them, bad, bad, bad. AND I saw a girl wearing them on the metro ... she looked to be about 5' 11" and 120 lbs. and still looked bad. Now if you're tall and skinny and STILL look silly in the skinny jeans ... come on ... I think I have to call Cosmo out for making a false claim.

But, I was bored yesterday, and I decided to just see for myself. I tried on a $20 pair, a $200 pair (please, for comparison sake only) and about four pairs priced in between. I've never thought that I have fat thighs, but I might now. The ONLY way to make these things come close to working is to shell out money for all new tops as well and pair the jeans with another supposed fall staple, the sweater tunic, because wearing a shirt that comes almost down to your knees is the only way to hide how big your hips and thighs look. And well, yeah ... with that ensemble, it would be good if I could just add about seven inches to my stature because the three-inch heels aren't going to cut it.

So, I won't be in the latest style this fall and winter. Oh, and did I forget to mention how uncomfortable they were for the two minutes I had them on? Ew. I can just hear it now, "Did you just see that girl? Her outfit was so early 2000s."