Craptanisty Land

Monday, October 30, 2006

"Would you like a 'girl' or a 'boy' toy?"

Thank you McDonald's. As some of you know it has frustrated me to no end that when you purchase the wonderful McDonald's Happy Meal the crew member asks you if the meal is for a "boy" or a "girl". I recently asked McDonald's why they do this and today I saw they responded to my question. My post on their blog is as follows

Monticore- I haven't been able to get answer to this question. Why do McDonald's employees ask if you would like a "boy" or a "girl" toy with your Happy Meal. I really take offense to this question. I think it is reinforcing subscribed gender roles. Why can't they just ask do you want the Hummer or the Polly Pocket. It's a simple change but I think it's the right change. Thanks for reading

Response: As you may have seen by now, a crew member in one of our restaurants says they make a point of offering customers a choice of Happy Meal promotions by naming the toys in the manner you recommend. This is consistent with our long-standing track record of promoting gender diversity and equal opportunity.

Well their response to my question is right. However in real life I am still only asked "do you want the girl or boy toy?" But I guess it's the thought that counts right??

But the good new is the next batch of toys is gender free.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

For Fun

You May Be a Bit Dependent...

You're more than a little preoccupied with being abandoned.
You need a lot of support in your life, at all times.
It's difficult for you to survive on your own...
And you don't reallly think you ever could.

Your Daddy Is Johnny Depp

What You Call Him: Papi

Why You Love Him: He takes you to church

You Are

A Drunk Pumpkin Face

You would make a good pumpkin martini.

You Belong in the UK

A little proper, a little saucy.
You're so witty and charming...
No one notices your curry breath

Thursday, October 26, 2006

He's Back!!

Just wanted to mention that it appears that Justin's Blog has been resurected with new vigor and spunk. Good for you Justin! Justin is the first person I knew who had a blog (mainly because he is so hip and I'm dweeby). So go ahead check out his blog.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


I was just recently turned on the great speakers that are on the University Lecture Series at CSUF. Including this guy

Tuesday, February 27, 2007: STEPHEN DUBNER

Author of Freakonomics

Anyone one else totaly psyched?

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

What I spend my money on

Ed and I were going through a quick rundown of our finances tonight (always fun). We were trying to find out where all our "extra" money was going. After a quick look at our bank statement it appears that I spend my excess money on expensive

organic juices,

My Favorites

Prescription Medication

Another Personal Favorite

And trips to the spa

Ed is much more traditional and spends his extra cash on booze at Tokyo Garden, Livingstones or Landmark.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

I was right!

When Benjamin Linus a.k.a. David Gale showed up last year on "Lost" I asked Ed isn't that William Hinks from "The Practice." Ed dismissed my assumptions quickly. However every time I saw him I was sure this was the serial killer that sent Lindsey Dole a puppy only to kill it later. William Hinks continued to stalk Lindsey until bobby Dole put a hit on him and his head was found in the freezer.

Well after some quick research I discovered that Bejamin Linus is William Hinks. Yeah for Heather!!! Maybe now Mike will let that unfortunate mistaken Alan Arkin identity bumble go.

Also of note this actor "Michael Emerson" was in the movie Saw and in an off Broadway musical entitled Misanthrope...Eleanor???

Any how yeah for me

Friday, October 20, 2006

R.I.P. Cao Boi

My favorite Character on Survivor Cao Boi (pronounced Cow Boy) was voted out of survivor. In his memory I will count down my top 5 favorite Cao Boi Moments.

5. Refering to the immunity idol as a memeber of the tribe and the "queen."

4. When you hiked over to the oppossing teams camp and begged for spices.

3. The red marks that you left on your team mates forheads when you tried to use an "old world" cure for their headaches.

2. When you kept your asian teamates awake all night telling asian jokes such as What do you call a Vietnemese with three dogs?""A restaurant owner" Even though they asked him to shutup at least 3 times.

1. Knocking that poor baby booby bird out of it's nest.

Ohh Cao Boi I will miss all the good times we could have had together on Thursdy night.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Maneater Revisited??

I was slightly disturbed a few weeks ago when I was watching the VH1 countdown and saw a video from Nelly Furtado entitled "Maneater" Other than the line "She's a maneater" the song bared no similarities to the Hall and Oates version. At the time I thought "Oh God, please don't remake maneater." Thankfully my prayers were answered...Until today when I caught the Ying Yang Twins song "Dangerous" feat Wycelf. The song is not a remake of the Hall and Oates "Maneater" but it does feat a hook with Wyclef signing "Ohh Woah Here She Comes."

Now please don't get me started on the Ying Yang Twins in general or Wycelf's shameful musical choices as of late. I just have to say I can't believe that Maneater is a song you would want to revisit. It was a horrible song to begin with. Please leave it alone like the dead dog on the side of the road that it is. Remember what your mother told you about catching germs from dead disgusting things.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Chale Chaiyya Chaiyya

This song was used as the intro and exit music for Inside Man. I love the song and this video is great. Now I can freshen up on my Bhangra moves

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Favorite World Series Moments

Bat Boy Stikes Agian

One of my favorite moments involves 3 1/2 year old bat-boy and son of Giants manager Darren Baker.


It was the seventh inning, and Kenny Lofton hit a one-out triple off the wall in right-center. J.T. Snow, perched on third, sprinted home to score the Giants' ninth run of the game. As he neared home plate, however, Snow noticed Darren, in all of his innocent eagerness to retreive Lofton's bat, standing about two inches off the plate.

Snow heroically managed to touch home plate, grab Darren by the back of his jacket and whisked the tot away before David Bell crossed the plate and collided with the younger Baker.

I followed his bat-boy career for years after this. Another favorite moment was when the Giants lost this series and all the "little Giants" were crying. I remember Darren being quoted in the paper as saying "We'll get em next year."

The Zimmer Toss

Remember...Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez threw 72-year-old Yankees bench coach Don Zimmer to the ground during a bench-clearing melee that interrupted Game 3 of the AL championship series Saturday.

Both benches cleared again, and Zimmer headed for Martinez and lunged at him. Martinez sidestepped, grabbed Zimmer by the head with both hands and tossed him to the ground. Zimmer landed face down and rolled over on his back.

After I saw this I thought... Wow! I got to watch more baseball. Now I know that this happend durring a playoff game but it's still a fav.

I couldn't find a picture of the Zimmer Toss but I did find his apology

"I'm embarrassed of what happened yesterday. I'm embarrassed for the Yankees, the Red Sox, the fans, the umpires, and my family. That's all I have to say. I'm sorry."

Horatio Sands did a great impression of this on SNL.

Send in the Clowns

Kenny the Clown is running for Mayor of Alemenda Co. Now the other day I thought it was funny that a Clown is running for Mayor. But now when I read what Kenny's mother and sister think of his political venture I see this is where the REAL funny start.

Kahn's mother, Barbara, said her son doesn't have a chance, and Sylvia Kahn, a teacher, said her brother's candidacy is a "mockery of our system."

Wow this is going to be a rough Thanksgiving for everyone.