Thursday, July 30, 2009

Take that, Tom Cruise!

Have you seen all of the commercials that Brooke Shields is in lately? Her recent product peddling has led me to think that:
1) She has way too much time on her hands to visit so many doctors on a regular basis. I’ve seen her peddling products that imply that she sees her dermatologist (Coppertone), dentist (with whom she’s on a first name basis - Colgate) and optometrist (Latisse) way too frequently. She’s downright friendly with them!
2) Brooke’s trying to prove Tom Cruise is wrong about her career.
I’m curious to see what products Brooke will endorse as she gets older since right now the current crop of endorsement products are ones that a person would associate with a woman her age, such as age –defying skincare & minivans. In a few more years, will it be Polident & Depends? I guess only time will tell.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Hollywood's Success Formula

Leonardo DiCaprio + Martin Scorcese = box office success. I can't wait to see this creepy, new movie & generally, I don't even like scary movies but this looks awesome.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Bad, Honda, Bad!

So, not that I’m in the market for a hybrid car, but I’m kinda upset that Honda sold out on their re-design of their hybrid, Insight. The Insight’s been around for a few years & it always had it’s own unique, futuristic look.

However, with the new commercials, I ‘ve noticed a newer Insight that looks eerily similar to the Prius. For a while now, I’ve held the opinion that if I had to choose a hybrid and my only choices were the Prius, Insight or Civic, I would always choose a Honda. One of my top reasons would be Price – Toyota Prius’ are ridiculously expensive since the demand for them has gone up. And, 2) Appearance & Image – when I think of a Prius, I automatically stereotype the driver of such a vehicle. I’m sure I’m not the only one that does this. As a matter of fact, there was a South Park episode dedicated to making fun of the whole notion of Prius cars & owners. Can you think of the last time you saw a Prius without a bumper sticker that wasn’t earth/humanity/politically – related in some way? When was the last time that you saw a Prius without a bumper sticker (excluding PhillyCarShare)?

Even though Honda’s newest hybrid resembles that of the Prius, at least the price is supposed to be much less than the Prius & affordable for everyone.