5 Best Uses Of Music In A Commercial

Posted by The Gimcracker in Music, Television, Top Fivers on 24. Sep, 2008 | 5 Comments

You know how the taste of something is like 50% based on smell, and communication is like 90% based on your body language? Well I submit that commercials are 100% based on the background music.

The genius ad agencies are the ones that grab your attention. It’s hard to grab peoples’ attention using visuals since most people look away during the commercials, plus the fact that we’re constantly barraged with visuals as we’re watching TV, so our eyes become used to constant stimulus.

How Bad Is A Frappuccino®?

Posted by The Gimcracker in Gimcrackery on 23. Sep, 2008 | 4 Comments

I was recently horrified to find out that someone I know drinks a Frappuccino every day. I don’t think there is a worse thing you could drink. It’s one of the best-tasting drinks around, but consequently it’s one of the least healthy. I was a barista for 4 years and I made plenty of Frappucino-like [...]

5 Annoying Comedy Character Clichés

Posted by The Gimcracker in Movies, Top Fivers on 19. Sep, 2008 | 2 Comments

There’s nothing worse than a cliché. They were obviously invented for a good reason. Sometimes you don’t feel like explaining something the old-fashioned way, such as using logic and meaningful words, so it’s easier to just use a cliché.

The problem is people use clichés much too frequently, causing them to A) lose their poignancy and B) get really annoying. Even the word cliché has become a cliché, which has caused a recursive lapse in the time-space continuum – similar to what would happen if you were to make two mirrors reflect each other. Thank goodness no one has ever tried that.

Even more annoying than clichéd words and phrases are film elements, such as plot lines, endings, actors, and characters. Today we will focus on the latter.

What Is Wrong With This Picture?

Posted by The Gimcracker in News, Stuff On The Internet on 18. Sep, 2008 | 3 Comments

That’s a screenshot of Digg at around 11:00 AM on 9/18/08. What is wrong with that picture? You don’t have to look very close. 8 of the top 10 stories are anti-McCain/Palin and pro Obama. Why do I still read Digg? Oh that’s right, because it’s the best thing ever created, despite all the political [...]

Cats Are Funny. Here’s Proof.

Posted by The Gimcracker in I Can Has Cheezburger, ROFL on 16. Sep, 2008 | No Comments

Well my cat Remy just caught and killed a bird. She’s Basement Cat because she’s all black, so what did you expect? My wife flipped out because Remy was trying to revive the dead bird so she could play with it more, and occasionally she would look up at us with white feathers all around [...]

DeSean Jackson: Talented Idiot

Posted by The Gimcracker in Fail, Sports on 16. Sep, 2008 | No Comments

In case you missed the Monday Night Football game last night between Philly and Dallas, I’d like to show you something. First of all, the game was amazing, and I don’t regret how tired I am this morning due to watching the entire game. Secondly, I hate Terrell Owens. He was the only player that [...]

Jim Mora & Christian Lander: They’ve Got Something In Common

Posted by The Gimcracker in News, Sports on 04. Sep, 2008 | 1 Comment

TV and football, that’s what. There’s a new Coors Light press conference commercial tonight during the opening game of the NFL, featuring Jim Mora. Hopefully it will be as funny as his first one: Also, if you’re like me and you read Stuff White People Like, I’ve got some news for you. The author, Christian [...]

5 Most Annoying Cars

Posted by The Gimcracker in Gimcrackery, Top Fivers on 02. Sep, 2008 | No Comments

It’s a well known fact that during the course of a lifetime the average human spends about 42 years in the car. 99% of that time consists of driving in heavy traffic, which means there are other vehicles all around you. Most of these vehicles are decent. There are some cars on the road, however, [...]

5 Non-Super Powers I Wish I Had

Posted by The Gimcracker in Theory & Philosophy, Top Fivers on 28. Aug, 2008 | 11 Comments

I’m always thinking about the super powers I wish I had. Would it be better to fly or be invisible? Duh, fly. If you said invisible you’re one of three things: a) a thief, b) a cheater, or c) a depressed recluse. Think about it, if you could fly you would never have to pay [...]

Another Space Video

Posted by The Gimcracker in Amazing, Science on 19. Aug, 2008 | 1 Comment

I can’t help it, I am intrigued by things that may seem pointless or boring to you. For instance I love telling people that there are more possible chess game outcomes than atoms in the universe. I usually get one of two responses to that: “Your life saddens me.” “That’s impossible. Your life saddens me.” [...]

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