The Pledge

Went to Sam’s Club today to pick up a few things and I always cruise the CD and DVD aisle to see if there are any bargains or if they have a new release that I just can’t live without. One of the things that aggravates me about shopping for DVD’s at Sam’s is the way they have built a locking display case around all the new releases so that you can’t just pick up what you want and go to the checkout with it. This is a huge barrier to making a sale and I can’t believe that someone in management can’t figure out a better way to stop theft and still serve their customers with this extra time and effort to buy a $20 DVD.

Anyway, over in the section where they evidently don’t give a shit if you steal these older or less popular releases, I found a new western starring, of all people, Luke Perry, as the cowboy who was done wrong and goes out for revenge. It’s called, “The Pledge” and I haven’t seen any ads for this movie but since it is a western and I could take it off the shelf without the security hassle of the other movies, I went ahead and bought it. Hope it’s a good one.

Cobalt Commercial

Funny commercial on the History Channel tonight was for the new Chevy Cobalt. The scene starts with a car parked at the gas pump. The pump hose disengages itself, reaches down and deflates the rear tire of the car. Then the words, “Gas Pumps Hate Us” show on the screen. The car’s owner comes out of the convenience store with chips and drink and goe sto get into his car when he notices the flat tire. Then the words “Chevy Cobalt . . 36 MPG” come on the screen.

Makes you stop and think, could I downsize to a Cobalt for the sake of the better MPGs?

Ice Road Truckers

Tried to get all the honey-do chores done today in time to catch the “Ice Road Truckers” on the History Channel tonight. At 7:00 is a re-broadcast of last week’s season premiere, and then at 8:00 is the new show of the series.

I’m totally hooked on this show. I am fascinated that these men take their lives in their hands to drive trucks over the frozen rivers and frozen ocean in the Arctic. They are modern cowboys with true grit.

Spam Burgers

There was a commercial on TV last night that took me by complete surprise. It was for Spam burgers – with a video of a burger bun, thick slice of grilled Spam, topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, etc. A tasty alternative to beef burgers, I suppose.

So today, being a complete lemming when it comes to media’s influence on this generation, I bought some Spam. Not just one can of Spam – I bought a four pack at Sam’s Club.

Must have Spam.

Must have Spam.

Must have Spam.

I have Spam.

Ice Road Truckers Marathon

I must be living under a rock lately because I have never heard of the show called “Ice Road Truckers” but yesterday stumbled across it while channel surfing. For some ungodly reason this documentary series is on the History channel – what this show has to do with history I could not tell you. But as I was surfing something about the show caught my eye and I was hooked.

They were running an all day marathon of the first complete season as a prelude to the night’s new season premiere. I missed the first several shows but watched a good number of them and then stayed tuned to watch the series premiere, too. It was riveting and I’ll be making a point of watching this every Sunday night from now one.