Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday Night Fab One With Four What the...?!

Hello everyone and welcome to this week's Friday Night Fab Five where I list 5 things I'm currently digging, loving or obsessing about...normally.

This week however is a little different because we're going to look at things I've seen this week that I've found disturbing, frightening, irritating or just maybe not so fab. Of course, this is all done with humor so if one of these is your favorites this week....uh, don't read what follows. :D

1. Locked Up Abroad

For those unfamiliar, "Locked Up Abroad" is a show on the National Geographic Channel (or "Nat Geo" as they like to be called) It focuses on true stories of real people traveling to different countries and landing in that country's prison system, typically after trying to smuggle drugs and then getting caught. Most of these people decide to smuggle drugs after becoming stranded in another country without money to get home and see it as an easy way (in theory) to make the money and/or airfare. If this show has taught me anything (other than to just stay home) it's this: Never ever agree to tape anything to your legs, swallow balloons filled with Lord knows what or stick anything up your butt to get home. Just suck it up and call your dad.

2. This Couple from the eHarmony Commercials

As if ruining the song "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" wasn't bad enough, eHarmony decides to torture me further by showing Mr and Mrs Perfect every other 5 minutes. Listen, I'm sure these are the nicest people you'll ever meet. But there's only so much of this I can take: "Oh look at us, we're so pretty...We totally painted on a canvas on our first date because we're so cool...We opened an artsy fartsy store together because we're so great..I love layering my clothes and being so awesome...I didn't want anyone to know I had eHarmony finding a man for me...teeheehee" Pffffttttttt. :P Actually, all of the eHarmony couples are sickly sweet in their own blech inducing way. That being said, kudos to people finding love online. It worked for me! :D

3. Your Baby Can Read
Since we're subsisting on PBS Sprout lately, I've seen these freakin' "Your Baby Can Read" commercials so many times I can recite them by heart. Developed by Dr. Robert Titzer (funniest last name ever and yes, I am that immature), this is a system to teach your baby to read. Listen, I am ALL for developing and nurturing children. And if this is something that you love doing with your children, I think that's awesome! But one day I noticed that everything these kids were reading was something totally NOT age appropriate. It wouldn't be so bad except that the commercials ALWAYS show these kids reading the worst possible part of the book like this one reading about how Wilbur almost got killed in Charlotte's Web. There's also the 5 year old reading about how many men died in the Civil War and the 3 or 4 year old (I forget) reading "A Christmas Carol". Holy crap people. If teaching Toot to read now means I'll have to give her "War and Peace", I'll keep her illiterate for now, thank you very much. Also, this system costs like $400 so there you go.

4. Charles Manson Wants Me To Go To College

So yeah, there are these spammy "click here!" type ads ALL over the internet wanting moms to go back to school and during one of my jaunts around I saw this one. Now, the ad itself isn't that bad but what the what is up with this creepy Manson Jr picture? Yikes. I'll stay stupid, thanks.

5. Pee-Wee Gets an iPad

Actually, this is totally fabulous. I love love love Pee-Wee Herman and this video of him with his new iPad is awesome. The man's still got it!

And there you have it! My week of what the?! plus one has now come to a close. Anything you've spied with your little eye that doesn't quite make sense this week? Do share!


  1. The weird thing about that eHarmony couple? I have NEVER seen him speak...just's a bit creepy. And that Charlie Manson look-alike gets on my nerves, too...

    Happy weekend! :D

  2. OMFG OMFG LMAO LMAO @ PeeWee!!!!! I seriously am like laughing so hard it hurts! LMAO!

    Um, ew @ the creepy Charles manson dude, thanks but it makes me want to stay away from school....far.far.far away!

  3. ahhhhh Maggi, love it love it love it Happy Friday

  4. I have to say the first one was funny...just suck it up and call your dad. I know! You just have a way with words Maggi that makes me laugh.

  5. HAHAH...loved this post, Maggi! So with you on the eHarmony couple..can they look even more perfect..oh and the Manson guy! I see him on my Facebook, I think. LOL Happy Friday!

  6. Hahahahaha!!! Love it!!! Especially the eharmony couple... Ha! : ) Great list. I personally hate how my kids see all those commercials about machines that can help me lose weight. Like that one that you have your knees on and you spin from side to side.. have you seen that? My daughter will point it out to me, and be like, "Mom, you need that!!".

    Yes, thank you dear! : )

  7. lol lol lol lol!!! U totally crack me up!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee that good ole charlie is telling me to go to school!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  8. My husband watches Locked up Abroad and I find it totally disturbing. I can't stand shows like that. Who wants to watch something like that and then leave the country!! Love the video at the end, and I am still not sure I really understand what in the world the IPAD is for! Have a great weekend!

  9. lol lol lol I needed that laugh Maggi girl! Thank youuuuuuuuuuu!
    Dr Titzer, omggggggggggggg hahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa I can't type....later!

  10. laughing my ass off!
    Those e harmony commercials are crap.
    That "my baby can read?" should say "my baby can repeat what i say", and the charles manson, looks like osma binladen (or however you spell his terrorist name) and i totally agree WTF whih that!!
    Great fab, or not so fab, 5!

  11. Blimey that mother needs a razor advert not a college one! *g*

    Used to watch all the Pee Wee films when I was little - how does he still look the same? How? How? He should market that :D

    And yup we get that eHarmony advert over here too - blech. Saying that - I might my OH onmline too ;) Not through eHarmony though. Nope. I did it the proper way. Got very tipsy and wandered into a chat room. Always the best way to present your best side eh. *ahem* Lucky he saw 'something' and stuck with me eh? Nearly 8 years later...

  12. You have done it again...I am sitting here giggling through the whole post!!!! THANK YOU!

    Have a great weekend!!! :-)

  13. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest! I am glad I visited! I loved reading this post, I am with you on the eHarmony and Kid's reading things FOR SURE! There something to be said for kids who can't's "you can spell things out that you don't want them to know about in front of them!" Like, I'm gonna have some C A K E!

    ha ha!

  14. HA! Great post! I agree wholeheartedly on the eHarmony fakey-fake-McFake couple.
    #3. The whole baby can read thing has me stumped. Bottom line:you still sticking your kid in front of the electronic babysitter and trying to make them read. I guess I prefer the slow-and-steady approuch of a book, a lap, and some one-on-one time! Happy SITS Sharefest! Love your blog!

  15. How great is that Locked Up Abroad show???? My hubs and I watch it all the time. We're sick people. And I'm convinced that those stupid baby can read videos are really subliminal messages being delivered to our children to join the Titzer cult, kill their parents, and cooperate in his bid for world domination...I'm just saying...

    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest! I'll be back here for sure soon!

    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner?

  16. THAT was truly hysterical, Maggi! Thanks for giving me a great laugh early this morning. LOL Loved every bit of this. :) Take care and talk to you soon~Theresa

  17. hahahahah peewee!!!!!

    Love your blog!! :)

  18. too funny - i love peewee too :D

    the slap chop guy always kills me with his "you're gonna love my nuts" and "stop having a boring tuna, stop having a boring life" HILARIOUS :D

  19. You are so right about those e-Harmony ads- Enough already. But the e-Harmony Founder realllly bugs me.

    Now Pee-Wee Herman on the other hand-- THAT was a hoot! Thanks for sharing it, I hadn't seen it yet.

    Happy weekend.

  20. I love layering my clothes and being so awesome...

    I almost peed myself at this one.

  21. omg, I can't stand the eharmony commercials period, but especially the Tanyalee one! It drives me crazy!

  22. lol....haha the eharmony couples always make me laugh! Awesome fab 5 Maggi :)

  23. We all notice things like that but rarely share. Thanks. Enjoy your SITS day.

  24. Oh man, you made my day with Pee Wee! Stopping by from SITS today. I'll be back soon.

  25. I also found love online, but still don't like the eHarmony commercials. They're just too 'we're so perfect' to me.
    I'm okay with my daughter learning to read at a normal pace. It worked for me and I loved to read.

  26. Can I just say I'd totally be your friend?! You're freakin hilarious. #3 is spot on...was reading red riding hood to my baby girl and got to the part about the hunter opening up the dead wolf to find grandma alive & freakin husband and I just exchanged the most awkward looks, and kept right on reading to our newborn!
    She won't remember right now anyway.

  27. Hee hee! You're awesome! I totally enjoy your humor and insight. Locked Up Abroad is addictive. If it were me, I don't know what I would do! Natural consequences and school of hard knocks from my family!

    My WTF observations of this week come from real life. School is in, I drive by a high school or college and see every girl of all sizes in impossibly small booty shorts and midriff shirts! Don't their parents or friends try to deter them!? Not a good look! For the love of god stop the insanity!!

    Write more!

    SeeMomWorkBlog - All work and no play makes mommy a dull chick!