Growing up, my family and I shopped at K-Mart quite a bit. Our neighborhood’s Meijer (huge grocery superstore) and Target hadn’t popped up yet. K-Mart was the place to be in the late 80′s and early 90′s. I remember every time we went, if we were good, my mom would buy my sister and I a frozen Coke or frozen cherry drink.
Going to K-Mart was bad ass.
Suddenly, all that changed. Kind of like when you wear sweatpants all throughout elementary and then you get to middle school and you have to wear jeans and try to be cool. I guess that’s what happened to K-Mart, it just wasn’t cool anymore.
The last time I shopped at a K-Mart, I bought some bathroom essentials and a shaver when they were closing down the Chesterfield, Michigan store. That place was a staple in the city for so long. Last year, it closed down. I got some killer deals, but ultimately, seeing that store go was kind of sad.
K-Mart still exists — for now — and hopefully this clever ad campaign centered at bolstering their online presence will help them get back into the spotlight. This campaign is blowing up virally, and hopefully it’ll hit the rest of the country with the same enjoyment that it brought me.
Humor helps any ad campaign, and this was an awesome spot by a brand we’ve long forgotten about.
Welcome back, K-Mart? Maybe I’ll go get a frozen Coke for old-time sake and “ship my pants” at one of these Chicago-based K-Marts.
Last week, Earlie Johnson (yes, his name is EARLIE JOHNSON!) and his fiancé returned home after a day of work to realize that their house had been broken into it. Yes, their TV’s were stolen and the drawers were ransacked, but even worse, these ruthless criminals stole Johnson’s porn collection, which he says was valued at $7,500.
The story has received national headlines, with Johnson even appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday night (here’s part one and part two of that interview). Most importantly, the big wigs in the porn industry have reached out to Johnson (not sure how him and I don’t know each other, since we’re both such big fans of porn and from Michigan), hooking him up with all kinds of porn and even tickets to next year’s Adult Entertainment Expo, which is held in Las Vegas every January.
Fortunately, I never have had my porn stolen from me, and if someone did it would be catastrophic. Back in 2006, I deleted most of the porn I had saved on my computer to try to prove something to my girlfriend at the time. It was one of the worst decisions I’ve ever made.
Words cannot express how awesome I think Johnson is and how proud I am of the porn industry right now.
It took Juwan Howard 18 seasons to win an NBA Championship, but last night, he finally did it.
Howard, who was part of the iconic Fab Five at the University of Michigan in the early 90′s, only played 24 minutes during the Heat’s playoff run (scoring a total of seven points), but that doesn’t discredit what he’s meant to this Heat team over the last two seasons as a quality veteran leader in that Miami locker room.
The 39 year-old Howard became the only member of the Fab Five to win an NBA Championship.
To put this into perspective, the last member of the Fab Five, other than Howard, to play in the NBA was Chris Webber. Webber’s last gamewas in 2008!
Howard and fellow Fab Fiver Jalen Rose (now an analyst for ESPN) shared a moment in the Heat’s locker room last night. The embrace was pretty touching, and I love how Howard kept proclaiming, “We did it!” To me, it was kind of magic. This moment really shows the type of guy Howard is and how he’s defined his very long NBA career, it was never just about him.
If you’re a long-time hoops fan like myself, there’s no way you can’t like this moment. I wasn’t even a fan of the Fab Five, but it’s awesome to see a player like Howard, who has fought for so long and so hard in the NBA, be able to go out as a champion (I’d be shocked if he came back another year, but that could have been said the last four seasons).
Guy Fieri’s Twitter profile picture says it all, and if you’re into that type of thing, I guess you should follow him.
I look at this and I just laugh, seriously, this guy is just…wow. If you’ve ever been to Roseville, Michigan — you have probably seen plenty of guys that look like him, plenty. If you haven’t been there, trust me, it’s okay, you’re really not missing out.
Inches of snow filled the Metro-Detroit area, and the roads throughout became a mess, even days later. It’s bad enough that it’s absolutely freezing cold out, but now you have to worry about idiots losing control of their car and crashing into yours, or even hitting black ice on your own and going straight into a wall.
If you’re not from Michigan, then you probably have little or no knowledge at all about the Pure Michigan campaign. To put it simply, the ads are an ode about the natural beauty of Michigan in an attempt to not only boost the image of the state, but also increase tourism.
Since the ads went into full takeoff, there has been a group putting together some clever spoofs, taking shots at some of the more depressing or terrible aspects of the state that I call home.
Even if you’re not from Michigan, if you live in a state where you get heavy snow, this video will probably hit home for you.
This has to be my last winter in Michigan. I love this state, but this is terrible, it’s not for me.
While planning to post a totally different video on here, I was on YouTube and saw this video on the front page.
Insane Clown Posse has never made sense to me. I don’t think I can ever recall seeing an ICP music video in my life. I figured I’d watch this, partially because the thumbnail screenshot of the video looked ridiculous, and also because I wanted to know why this group has such a ridiculous fan base. Make no doubt about it, when I think of ICP and their fans, I think of white trash. That’s probably because I can’t ever recall seeing someone with a Hatchett Rider logo on their car and thinking to myself, “Oh, they look like a nice person and they’re probably pretty cool, I’d like to hang out with them and make them a part of my social circle.” Not once. Never.
No offense. I’m sure not every ICP fan is part of that stereotype. I don’t know much about the group either — just the basics. They’re from Michigan, so I always thought it was just amplified out here, but make no mistakes, while living in Arizona, I saw a couple Hatchett Riders. (more…)