Happy Hump Day Survey!

I do love Princess Sparklefists, but my favorite non-superhero superhero is probably Jay Ackroyd from the Wild Cards anthologies - he's a softboiled PI who has the power to teleport things/people by pointing finger guns at them, and figures in a lot of the action of the books, culminating in a journey to an alien planet. He's got that great 'scared, but still out there doing what's right' kind of writing that you get from the actual Raymond Chandler books.

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Stevintendo wrote:

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I think this works here too.

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In honor of the new Sonic poster trailer thing, What is the weirdest piece of advertising you can remember? The thing that someone thought would make you want to buy something, but really made you say what the f*ck?

When Quiznos decided that the best way to advertise their new sandwich was to present it as an oven's kinky fetish.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

When Quiznos decided that the best way to advertise their new sandwich was to present it as an oven's kinky fetish.

I don't know that I want to buy it, but that one had me LMFAO in the middle of my cube farm.

For me, the most WTF is this Dutch ad for an English language institute. Warning: other than the title, the video is fine, but the audio is NSFW:

Spoiler:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

When Quiznos decided that the best way to advertise their new sandwich was to present it as an oven's kinky fetish.

Better or worse than the Spongmonkeys?

Any Mentos commercial.

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Tomorrow, me, my wife, and my two-year-old are going to start a long holiday road trip from Iowa, to Ohio, to West Virginia, and back to Iowa in 10 days.

What are some of your favorite things to do on the road? Games to play? Junk to eat? Odd things you do on the road?

UpToIsomorphism wrote:

Happy hump day!

Tomorrow, me, my wife, and my two-year-old are going to start a long holiday road trip from Iowa, to Ohio, to West Virginia, and back to Iowa in 10 days.

What are some of your favorite things to do on the road? Games to play? Junk to eat? Odd things you do on the road?

Hunting down caves/caverns along the routes is one of my #1 things to do

Tanglebones wrote:
UpToIsomorphism wrote:

Happy hump day!

Tomorrow, me, my wife, and my two-year-old are going to start a long holiday road trip from Iowa, to Ohio, to West Virginia, and back to Iowa in 10 days.

What are some of your favorite things to do on the road? Games to play? Junk to eat? Odd things you do on the road?

Hunting down caves/caverns along the routes is one of my #1 things to do

Do you live in Skyrim?

Wink_and_the_Gun wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
UpToIsomorphism wrote:

Happy hump day!

Tomorrow, me, my wife, and my two-year-old are going to start a long holiday road trip from Iowa, to Ohio, to West Virginia, and back to Iowa in 10 days.

What are some of your favorite things to do on the road? Games to play? Junk to eat? Odd things you do on the road?

Hunting down caves/caverns along the routes is one of my #1 things to do

Do you live in Skyrim?

No, just pre-Apocalyptic America

UpToIsomorphism wrote:

Happy hump day!

Tomorrow, me, my wife, and my two-year-old are going to start a long holiday road trip from Iowa, to Ohio, to West Virginia, and back to Iowa in 10 days.

What are some of your favorite things to do on the road? Games to play? Junk to eat? Odd things you do on the road?

The book of questions. http://a.co/d/ixpyWBw

Back in the summer of 1998 my then-girlfriend and I drove from California to Illinois and back over about a month. We did a big loop along the southern way out there, and took a northern track back. California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and back to California. It was epic. Every day in the car we would read some questions from that book. We talked about anything and everything under the sun. That trip is still one of my most favorite and cherished memories. I married that girl, and both of us agree that trip cemented our relationship.

Now we have 3 kids, and when we go on roadtrips we try to get our kids involved with questions. We have the original book of questions, the updated version I linked to, and a version for kids. My favorite thing on roadtrips is just talking with whomever is there.

Junk to eat? Nutter Butter cookies!

Games to play? I like to play "Stay on your phones/books, so dad can drive and listen to podcasts."

When I was growing up, it wasn't a road trip unless our family consumed a large bag of Twizzlers on the journey. I don't know how it started, but we'd always stop and get a bag before leaving and my mom would pass it out to my dad, my sister and I whenever some was needed.

The Book of Questions is indeed awesome. My wife and I spent our first few dates with that book open, talking for hours. After that it was completely obvious that our relationship was going to last a good long time. It did.

Happy hump day!

Since most of us celebrated Christmas yesterday, what is your favorite holiday tradition?

Note I said holiday, So it does not have to be a Christmas tradition.

My favorite holiday tradition is ignoring all holidays completely, because they have all been turned into corporate money grabs by capitalist douchenozzles.

BadKen wrote:

My favorite holiday tradition is ignoring all holidays completely, because they have all been turned into corporate money grabs by capitalist douchenozzles.

Holidays, or elections?

I really do just like getting a Christmas tree and decorating it with lights. It's fun to have nearly a month of pine/fir tree smell in the house. I hardly ever get to do that anymore, but I hope I'll eventually be in a living situation where I can.

Photographing creepy carved pumpkins

My mom will take an order from everyone and what they ask for is what she makes for Christmas lunch. About 15 years ago, my older sister started dictating what was being made by assigning people to ask for certain things. She just assumed I would ask for stuffing. I couldn't let her get away with that level of control and the look on her face as mom brought out, not a dish of stuffing, but a DiGiorno Meat Lover's pizza was the best gift I received that year. Since then, some of the men have been more adventurous, asking for things like ribs and salmon instead of mashed potatoes and green bean casserole.

This year I asked for ramen. So mom broke up instant ramen into little pieces and put them in a bowl with some cabbage and tossed it with some kind of vinaigrette and let it sit for a few hours before lunch. It was delicious. Next year, I asked for lobster.

Happy Hump Day!

Resolutions are so 2018. Name a resolution you made in the past and how long you actually kept it up.

My best one was a few years ago, i made a weekly workout resolution that stuck for 8 months

I successfully quit Twitter for all of 2018. The rules were that I would only click Twitter links to read something posted elsewhere (usually funny stuff Tanglebones posts on Slack), but I never read comments, browsed my feed at all, followed, un-followed, liked, etc for the entire year. I really think it improved my overall happiness a bit.

Just before New Years I culled my followers significantly to see if that would improve the experience, but really have no desire to check that often.

Happy hump day!!!

What is the thing you are most looking forward to in 2019?

I'm going on an Alaskan cruise the last week of July!

The completion of Phase 3 of the MCU.

Halloween in Transylvania.