Re-posting an essay titled Real Men Do Romance each year on Valentine’s Day has become a Just Another Ordinary Day tradition. The essay, originally published in 2014, takes the form of a letter written to my sons, but is intended for all men who roam the earth in a state of perpetual confusion over romantic protocol, thanks to radical liberal feminist propaganda. For the record, real men do romance and real women (yes, even the liberated ones) are suckers for it…especially on Valentines Day. Celebrate and be happy.
I woke up this morning to this headline at the top of my newsfeed.
Given we just published JAOD’s Top Ten Super Bowl Ads of 2018, the headline grabbed my attention. I read the article and sure enough, I’d completely missed this powerfully poignant Doritos ad featuring wounded American veterans. Odd. Unlike most folks, I make a point of visiting the bathroom and fixing snacks during the actual game so I can plant myself firmly in front of the tube during the commercial breaks. All of this I do with the express intention of NOT missing a single ad and yet, I missed this one. Like I said… odd.
The tradition of publishing this list began in 2016, but the task has gotten increasingly difficult as Super Bowl ads have become less and less inspiring. Hysterical ads featuring personified animals, especially dogs, were noticeably absent this year and most attempts at humor and poignancy fell miserably short of memorable. There were a few gems that may prove to stand the test of time, but for the most part, this year’s crop of $5-million-a-pop Super Bowl ads was collectively forgettable. Anyway, here are this year’s picks and if you think we missed anything, please be sure to let us know in the comment section below.
You know those those social media quizzes that analyze your profile and render some sort of profound insight about you? I did one today to find out how I’d be spending Valentine’s Day. This was the result.
Funny, but there is a very good chance I will find myself at the movies with my
sugar daddy husband on Valentine’s Day. We’ve been seeing a lot of movies lately, often three or even four a week. In fact, this may be the first time ever, in my entire life, that I will have seen every film nominated for an Academy Award before the award show airs. Too bad there’s not enough Pepsid in the world for me to watch. Anyway, why have my sugar daddy husband and I become such filmophiles of late? Two words: Movie Pass.
Social media challenges are fertilizer for stupid decisions. Take, for example, Parkour…
which seems kooky and harmless… until somebody gets hurt. And then it’s not.
There’s the Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge.
And the newest and most idiotic social media challenge taking the inter webs by storm: The Tide Pod Challenge.
Evidently, the bizarre phenomenon of people posting videos of themselves feasting on Tide Pods and inviting others to do the same first started circa 2016, but most of us only started hearing about it late last year. Despite dire warnings from Procter & Gamble, doctors and poison control officials, people (mostly teenagers and college students) are still eating Tide Pods. In fact, the American Association of Poison Control Centers reported 86 cases of intentional exposure to laundry detergent in the first three weeks on this year alone, which is roughly the same number of cases in 2016 and 2017 combined. The agency made the following official statement, “We cannot stress enough how dangerous this is to the health of individuals—it can lead to seizure, pulmonary edema, respiratory arrest, coma, and even death,” and still kids are eating Tide Pods.