The Stella Awards

Ever wonder what predicates a company to slap a particular warning label on its product? Take, for example, the cautionary advice routinely found on to-go coffee cups. Seems like one should know pouring hot coffee on one’s crotch (or the crotches of others for that matter) is not a good idea and yet, the baristas at McDonald’s, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Panera and virtually every coffee vendor in business these days feel compelled to warn against this impending danger. Seems unnecessary… enter Stella Liebeck. read more

Top Ten Super Bowl Ads of 2020

PSYCHE! Sorry this is not the official unveiling of the Just Another Ordinary Day Top Ten Super Bowl Ads of 2020, but it’s coming. I promise.

For those of you who are new to JAOD, five years ago we began ranking and sharing the editorial staff’s ten favorite super bowl ads. We plan to carry on this annual tradition, but we’re a little behind. Not only did I not watch the Super Bowl live this year (we hosted a party so I was busy), I’ve yet to find the time to fast forward through the recorded game, resuming normal play speed at the commercials, in order to make a full and proper assessment. While I figure out a way to carve two consecutive hours in one day to spend on this project, we thought we’d post a recap of past year’s winners. Following are links to the those posts. Enjoy and stay tuned for 2020’s list! read more

Happy (Belated) National Lazy Moms’ Day

Yesterday was NOT just another ordinary day. It was National Lazy Moms’ Day, which is why this post is a day late. (I was too lazy to write it yesterday.)

Anyway, you may think I’m lying about National Lazy Moms’ Day being an actual thing. You may think I made the whole thing up just to have an excuse for feeling extra lazy.  WRONG.  According to the folks at National Day Calendar,

During the first Friday in September, National Lazy Mom’s Day delegates everyday mom jobs to someone else. read more

You Farted in Kroger Yesterday…I’d Love to Meet Up

Boy sees girl in grocery store. Boy finds girl very attractive. Boy accuses girl of farting in bread section. Girl denies farting and storms off in angry manner before boy gets her name and phone number. Boy posts Missed Connection ad on Craigslist to find her. Sounds like the premise for a hit romantic comedy, right? Wrong. It’s a real life missed connection.

Remember when missed connection meant you’d missed the second leg of an indirect flight? Evidently it has another meaning now. According to Wikipedia (so it must be true) read more