Thursday, February 02, 2006

State of the P.U.nion

Have you guys seen those commercials-I think they're for Budweiser-where this normal average Joe guy does "extreme" challenges? He's always in a helmet, and he starts off by saying, "Today I will be attempting to stay at work 2 full minutes past 5pm on a Friday." Or "Today I will attempt to actually listen to my girlfriend talk for 5 whole minutes." Then they show him doing it, and he's like groaning and grunting and sweating and struggling to do it. When the challenge is over he falls to the ground, and all his friends run up and one has a towel, one has a beer, one is checking his vitals, one is saying, "Give him some room, people!" They are absolutely hilarious commercials.

That is me during the State of the Union. I started out like, "Today I will attempt to watch at least 5 minutes of the State of the Union." Thirty seconds later I was sweating and grunting and freaking out. The only difference is that when I completed the challenge no one was there to give me a towel or a beer. But I was wearing a helmet.

Thank God for the WB who knows that nobody is going to tune to their channel to watch it anyway when they can watch it on NBC, ABC or CBS so instead of airing it they just air their regular programming. It's like they said, "Listen we know there are a bunch of irresponsible TV-obsessed lazy pieces out there just looking for something else to watch. Let's put Jensen Ackles in a dirty sex scene on "Supernatural" and really stick it to the State of the Union." Your plan worked perfectly, WB. I love you. And I love Jensen Ackles.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh sarah...where have i gone wrong with you? -steph

"AG" said...

You speak for the common man!

"AG" said...

(people like me)

russ said...

Steph, I felt the same way when she dissed Scarlett Johansson.

Carly said...

Oh god, I *AM* old, because Jensen looked too young for me.

However, I heckled George mercilessly from my couch while SoU was on. My very republican husband was not entertained.

Mon said...

OMG! Jenson is on Supernatural? I'm going to watch! He's my "Eric" on Days of our Lives! He left us a long time ago! sniff sniff!!!!! Rockin! I chose to not listen or watch the state of the Iraq speech.

Sarah said...

Um, hell yes, Mon! He is sooo hot, and I love that show. The sex scene on Tuesday was AMAZING.

Golightly said...

those commercials have me practically peeing my pants each time!
I was throwing fits over the SoU address---it meant no Love Monkey...grrr.
Thank God for cable.

Golightly said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
danielle said...

you know it sister. i was right there with jensen and the dirty sex.

citygirl said...

I was thinking the exact same thing. Praise the Lord for the WB! Let's hope the new CW mega-network will be as irresponsible next year.