I [heart] Oregon.
All of the beer all of the time.
If it were not for the use of this song on the Oregon Lottery commercial (The only way that thing could be more Oregonian is if you replaced the fake cannery man with a spokesbeaver wearing his clothes. And put a bird on it.), I probably never would have heard of this band.
I feel a little sad my main source of musical input is TV ads now but… I just don’t have the time to recruit new tunes the way I used to. :( Is this why parents get stuck listening to radio stations labelled by the decade? I sincerely hope it hasn’t come to that. I’m too young for this shit.
Meanwhile, In America of the Day: West Coast sub shop chain Cheba Hut invited sandwich lovers in Eugene, Oregon, to chug 32 oz. of ranch dressing for chance to win $300 and free subs for a year.
In case you’re wondering, we all lost.
I was walking away from my computer when the name “Cheba Hut” caught my eye.
When I saw Eugene, Oregon I nearly shat my pants.
HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS WAS GOING ON?
Also, was this not JUST on SNL this saturday? Ranch-chugging? Is this a thing now? I’m not into it.
Barbecue sauce, maybe.
It’s weird because you read the title and think this is a good thing, but the reality is that the motions to scrap that rhetoric barely passed, homophobia/anti-gay legislation is still every bit an issue in that party as it ever was, and the purpose of the removal wasn’t to show a genuine embracing or even acceptance of the “other” so much as to conceal the party’s long-standing contempt & disregard for it in an effort to gain more support. It’s deceitful. Strategically so. But that’s politics for ya.
I did like this quote though:
"a lot of younger Republicans don’t feel as though this kind of rhetoric has any place in a small government agenda. If we want to do small government, shouldn’t we get government out of the bedroom as well?"
BCS bowl hangover today. Got as far as sweatpants and then decided academia was not in the cards this fine Tuesday. Watched three episodes of Breaking Bad & slept til 4 instead. Then spent a good two hours catching up on Tumblr and setting up my scheduled DVR recordings well into next week.
What I’m trying to say is: yesterday I was a loser. Today: pure win.