Saturday, November 11, 2006

K-Fed, Instinct, and Block "O"

It's not just politics. Spin is everywhere. Within the past 24 hours:
  • I've received a new rap album from Kevin Federline, current but soon to be ex-spouse of everybody's favorite former Mouseketeer, Britney Spears. Federline's album has received the most universally damning critical reviews of any album released this year, and inspired quips such as "Other rappers might hesitate to brag about marrying into bling, but Federline isn't self-conscious about it" and "Here's a novelty: Playing With Fire is a concept album about squandering Britney Spears' fortune." Apparently at a loss for how to encapsulate Federline's shtick, his publicist notes in the breathless press release I received: "He enunciates well."
  • I've read about actress Denise Richards, who threw a couple laptops off a second-story balcony Thursday night. According to Richards' publicist, "To protect her safety, she instinctively knocked the paparazzo's laptops off a ledge." I love the "instinctively" part of that quote. It has been this way since early man first scrawled pictures of Power Macs on cave walls. You see laptops, you knock 'em off a ledge. It's embedded deep within our DNA.
  • I've been bemused by an ad for a local pizza establishment, which is advertising "Block O" pizza on Saturdays when the Buckeyes play football. A "Block O" pizza is a pizza with pepperoni in the shape of an "O" near the center of the pizza. Normally, this pizza establishment advertizes "edge-to-edge pepperoni." Here they put on one third the pepperoni and charge $2 more per pizza for the privilege. Brilliant. And go Bucks.

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