Thursday, October 21, 2010
Many years ago now, Kellie Pickler was on American Idol 5 (thanks Cubby). I think she finished in the top five. Although not a superstar, she has a very successful country music career and of all the Idols, only Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Daughtry have been more successful with Adam Lamber closing in.
In this clip, Kellie channels the spirit of Susan Summers as Chrissie in Three's Company. The only difference it that this is truly Kellie's personality which is why I enjoyed her so much on Idol. I dare you not to smile and laugh listening to her and watching Ellen's reactions. Thanks to Bob Out for finding this.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
This toaster is NOT just a gag gift. It is a working toaster which just happens to imprint a stylized picture of Jesus. There are instructions enclosed with it recommending to cycle it without toast initially, I suppose to get rid of funny odors from manufacture. Also one should plan on having to cycle and adjust it a couple of times with their toast before they get the color right, as with any toaster. The primary control is an analog dial and I ignore the buttons. (I have no idea why manufacturers insist on complicating common-use appliances with lots of buttons.)
I'd love it if they would also make them for world religious figures, particularly The Buddha, and members of the Hindu pantheon, but realize there's probably not so much of a market for such icons in the US. There might however be markets for other figures such as Einstein or Elvis, so the makers should consider them. They already make a peace symbol toaster and a marijuana leaf symbol toaster but those just don't have the appeal of the Jesus toaster.