Sunday, February 29, 2004

I realize I said I was not going to write about the Sponge I won't. Evidently, I had another typo: They are really called Spong Monkeys (or maybe it's one work: Spongmonkeys). I guess it's supposed to rhyme with pong. I have no idea what that means. But anyway, I've had a few requests to make my guitar tab a little clearer. Feel free to email me with any corrections. If you like my tab, please donate to the boat fund>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

E.......A ......B................E
..............We love the subs
..............Subs are a dollar off
When you bring in coupon
..........................For things to eat or oil changes
or pony rides or for hairplugs
................Any coupon works
Beware of paper cuts
The Quizno Subs

I play the chords like this
E A B C#
-- -- -- --
-- -- -- --
-- -- -- --

Hopefully, this will be my last Spong Monkey entry. Here is a neat marketing lesson: Also, believe it or not, there is some classic marketing strategy going on here. As others have pointed out, this spot—unlike shock-spots with, say, flatulent horses—actually centers on product attributes. We're told that Quiznos subs are tasty, crunchy, warm, and toasted. We're introduced to the concept of the pepper bar, which one imagines is a bar stocked with a menagerie of peppers. (Not really my thing, but still, a selling point of sorts.)

Saturday, February 28, 2004

All Sponge Monkeys, all the time.

After days and days of research (hey, it's been raining here) I have figured out what those Quiznos guys are: tarsiers!
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Nico has moved past the "What the hell was that phase, and found me a new Quiznos ad. Okay, this topic has run a little long. Next time I'll write about something else. Oooh, we're going tandeming. Irvine? I hope nobody steals our rims.

Thursday, February 26, 2004

Quiznos Monkeys revisited.

So I've been working on the guitar chords for the Quiznos commericals [Yes, I am aware that I spelled commercials wrong, but that typo is brining me all my Google traffic, so I can't change it now]. (As an aside, does anybody know if it's Quiznos or Quizno's? Looks like I have been typing both). Anyway, Quiznos people: please don't sue me. I would be more than happy to perform this in a commercial. I can sing almost as well as the Sponge Monkeys, and I'm just as funny looking. So here's the guitar tab (3 low strings only; I hope this lines up right):





I'm having trouble fitting the words in. I don't think it matters much where you sing them. Loud and high pitched is the important part. What better way to annoy the Mrs?

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Those singing Quizno's monkeys.

I think the Quiznos press release sums it up better than I can: The new creative campaign is completely unexpected…even for Quiznos. “The first time you see the advertisement, you might ask yourself, “What exactly was that?” Our intent was to grab the consumers’ attention. By the second time you see it, we guarantee you’ll be singing along,” said Quiznos Chief Marketing Officer, Trey Hall.

Nico, who thinks they're mice, or something, is still in the "What the hell was that?" phase. I however, have moved on to singing along...I tried searching for the guitar chords, but instead found this cool pre-Quiznos thing.

Friday, February 13, 2004

As of this minute, I have become a web server; after many hours of labour, I am hosting my own web page. Most difficult was getting both and to work. (Well, maybe I haven't been successful at that yet). Also, I've added frames, which I was never able to do with geocities. Still needing work: the double frame that appears when you click the link from the page to the blog, followed by clicking the link from the blog back to the webpage. If anybody has any suggestions, please let me know. Next up, this page is going to move to the new server as well. Did I mention that I have had absolutely no training?

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

The things you can do with DSL: Some of you may remember the penguin game that I used to pass the time (instead of working) at Crescent. But dear God, they had these 10 year old e-machines. Now that I have DSL, I can play this much better penguin game. Brought to you by mi amigo George. Well sort of, mostly he does Japanimation. But I somehow found this on his site amongst the Japanimation. Other neat things on his site: the Tweedledee. Or maybe that was from someone else, but it was the Joe V. Volcano thing that got me looking for it.
DSL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can now blog like, 80 times faster. When I figure out how, I am going to start hosting my own blog. If anybody has any pointers, I'll take them.

Thursday, February 05, 2004

Some marathon updates: I was wrong, I'll never be able to beat Minh Thai at anything. I did finish ahead of Minh Chai. Such is life. Here are my official times:

Start Time: 07:15:04.05
10k: 0:53:54
Half Marathon: 1:51:56
22.1 Miles: 3:14:09
FINISH: 3:58:30 PLACE 300
Gun Time: 3:59:16

I put up some pictures, but until the DSL gets installed you have to go here. (Sorry, I'm feeling a little lazy) For anyone thinking of running a marathon: Do not wear a Dolphins hat. For some reason, it makes people feel the need to yell, "Go Bears." Not very funny after 26 miles. And good news, Monica only beat me by 10 minutes.

Sunday, February 01, 2004

3:59:16! Puff Daddy and Dustin Hoffman have nothing on me. Well, Dustin Hoffman has the two academy awards...But today, I ran the Pacific Shoreline Marathon in just under 4 hours. That's 26.2 miles. The first 26 are always the hardest. Please do not be impressed. My marathon partner, Dr. Monica Fox ran the thing with the flu. I kept up with her for 19 miles, then she must have beat me by at least 20 minutes. I did, however, beat the barefoot man. (No joke). Also of note, I came in a good 10 minutes ahead of Minh Thai. I was almost unable to walk at this point, so I did not go back to check to see if it was the same Minh Thai, but the announcer said he was from San Marino...I think that was where he was from. For those of you who did not know me when I was 8, I used to be able to solve the Rubik's Cube...quite quickly, actually. Anyway, in the two Rubik's cube-a-thons (or whatever they called them) that I entered, he beat me by nearly a minute. How the tides have turned.