Throwin’ it back to Schoolhouse Rock!

Schoolhouse Rock! Who knew? It was totally brill and growing up I really had no idea how clever they were. I mostly liked listening to the melody of each song as I sat in my pjs ready to watch all the Saturday morning cartoons with my brother and sister. Which was my favorite you ask?

Conjunction Junction! Of course!!!

It’s long LONG overdue to throw it back to Schoolhouse Rock. For a little historical overview, I turn to my most valuable source in news (next to the EIB [excellence in broadcast] network), Wiki, for a few fun facts on how these jingles started.

Schoolhouse Rock began as a commercial advertising venture by David McCall when he noticed one of his sons, who was having trouble in school remembering the multiplication tables, easily memorized the lyrics to many current rock songs. His idea began with “Three Is a Magic Number,” and the topics just flourished from there to include grammar, science, economics, history, mathematics, and politics. The series aired between 1972 and 1986, with new shows created between 1993 and 1996 until its cancellation by ABC in 2001.

As I think about the excellence of Schoolhouse Rock, I’m reminded how it’s so very parallel to this here Innerspaeth blog. Both are witty, smart, catchy and pretty darn fun! Now, ain’t that clever!?

Ninja Kitties!

Well someone finally got it right.

Toyota Corolla’s new commercial features ninja kittens!!! My only critique would be that there’s not enough fluffy kitty fuzz coming out of their clothing. Why? Because the world is always better with kitty fuzz. Actually I got so wrapped up in the kittens that I didn’t really care what the car was. That’s probably bad advertising, but hey I’m featuring it on my blog so it can’t be that bad.

Thanks for the link Cowboy Mark!

Fresh off the tarmac!

What will they come up with next?

Roadkill™ creates toys with a twist – they’re all representations of mutilated animals that have been hit by anything from the family wagon to a 16 wheeler. But aren’t they cute!!?! Maybe. Well, besides all the guts coming out. Below is an example of Twitch, the racoon.

Twitch’s body is stuffed with a mixture of beads and stuffing. The beads give the Squash-plush teddy a bit of extra weight, so he can lie spreadeagled in his blood and gut-pool. The blood and guts and gore are made using the latest, cutting edge stuffing. It’s a special new micro-bead stuffing that gives the guts and organs a more malleable, tactile effect. It makes it more squidgy. More gross-out. You can disembowel Twitch by pulling the blood and innards through the zips that line both sides of the teddy carcass.

And for a mere $45 dollars + shipping/handling you can have your very own roadkill delight!

Cute or not cute?

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