The commercial: http://www.dentyne.com/fire_commercial/fire_exclusive.html
There is one gum commercial where a girl is bringing her boyfriend to her house to meet her parents. She has a peice of this gum and totally jumps on her boyfriend while her parents are sitting on the couch right in front of her. She starts kissing him violently, and is shown franitcally peeling off the top layer of her clothes. The boyfriend at this point is pushed back so that he is in a horizontal position on the couch, with the girl straddling him.
This is bizzare enough behavior for a mainstream commercial, shown in prime time on major networks. The girl is engaging in implied sex in full view of her parents, who are seated directly across from her, implicitly involving them in her sex act. I say this is creepy at best, and I think Freud would have major issues with this family.
Then the commercial goes one step farther, and makes this suggested involvement literal. The mother tries a piece of the gum and immediately begins passionately kissing the father character. The mother pushes him over so that the two of them are also laying on the couch, as opposed to sitting. The commercial briefly shows both sets of characters on screen at the same time, frantically groping and kissing each other.
This is unbelievable. They are showing an implied group sex session between a mother, father, daughter and an unrelated male (probably a minor)! And the religious right doesn't want Nicolette Sheridan to drop a towel and expose her back in a Monday Night Football Commercial? WTF?
Yes, the newest Hydras II opus. Two young ladies find that an evening of chemical stimulation unfolds in ways that neither of them suspected. I give you
Let me know what you think, ok?
It is official. Come September, I will be employed. They said it would never happen. The odds were against it. When asked, august men would turn their eyes to the ground, slowly shake their heads and breathe the sigh of impossibility, but it has come to pass. And in DC, no less.
The federal organization whose initials are "eff, tee, see" called today and offered me a job, without so much as a flyout or a presentation. They seem like a good organization, despite their interest in hiring me. I am also calling in my markers everywhere else to see if anything else is on the table.
In any case, congratulations to me.
The flyout went really well. I like the people there a lot, and they seemed to be into my paper. DC is a cool town too. As Kim and Tim pointed out, there are shitloads of young people that go there for work after college or whatever. I did not see evidence of the kind of ratio advantage that KR was selling though. Maybe I was in the wrong spots though. I won't do predictions based on one data point though, so the jury is still out on that one.
"Hannah and Lisa" was voted as the #2 song of the week on garageband.com in the indie rock categories "moodiest track"and "chill-out track". The url is http://www.garageband.com/genre/indie. Then go to Reviewers' picks and go to mood or chill-out. Something is wrong if the penny-ante metalheads and guitar center wank-rockers that do reviews on that site like the track. Oh well.
I am the worst kind of sports fan. I read once on ESPN that you are supposed to be a fan of the teams from the city you grew up in. So that would be the Suns, D-backs (kinda) and the mighty Arizona Cardinals. Ok, I like em all. But with the Suns in the craphole last year, I was into the Wolves, of course, because rooting for Phoenix was inconsequential. Now that the Suns are kicking ass though, I'm still mostly pumped about the Wolves. Well, tonight is Suns vs Wolves. My gut is saying "Go Wolves". Fuck it, I hope KG crushes em. Von Hoiberg for three!
OK, musically, this is the best Hydras track I've ever done. I'm working on the lyrics, but I think it's pretty good.
The lyrics were inspired by an article in an adult periodical. But the song's not like that. There were a series of pictures of Hannah and Lisa, but what got me was the 2 paragraph throwaway written introduction. It described how Lisa brought her camera over to Hannah's house. Lisa and Hannah were friends, and Hannah was initially nervous about Lisa's suggestion that they get naked and take pictures of each other. Of course, in the magazine, Hannah ended up having a selection of adult novelties and toys on hand, and the camera was soon forgotten in the debauchery.
But what interested me was the first part of the story. How did Hannah allow herself to be put into that position? Did low self esteem foster a need for approval that was so strong that she was easily manipulated by Lisa's calculated words of praise? Or was she more active in bringing the situation about, wanting to rebel? And in that case, was the nervousness an act, or actual guilt; a sense that she had gone too far and might not be the same after going through with her plan with Lisa? It's an ambiguous situation, but rife with potential story possibility. And all that in Club Magazine. Who knew?