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.
Just another ordinary day in the life of a boy mom… welcome to the testosterone zone.
Oprah Winfrey was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the Golden Globes on Sunday evening. She gave a rousing acceptance speech which brought the audience to its feet and has even spurred speculation of a 2020 bid for the White House. There is no disputing it was a moving, eloquently delivered speech. She had me captivated until about halfway through when I became irritated. She started pandering to the press and forayed into the land of relativism.
“I want to say that I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times, which brings me to this: what I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.” (Emphasis mine)