Archive for January, 2008
Has anybody else noticed that out of nowhere, without warning or acknowledgment, Huggies stopped making their regular diapers with the stretchy tabs?
For months, I forked over the extra money to get Huggies. The Target brand were decent diapers, but those stretchy tabs on the Huggies were simple miracles of modern science that made them fit better and prevent leaks more efficiently. So despite my decidedly cheap ass, it was more than worth the $20/box for Huggies vs. $13/box for the Target junk.
But now, the tabs? They don’t stretch. If I want Huggies with stretchy tabs, I have to buy the premiums. No thanks. My name isn’t Rockefeller. I’m buying the store brand now, and that savings is going to add up. In fact, after 150,000 boxes of diapers, I’ll have saved over a million dollars. And then I will buy Oklahoma, and you’ll be sorry.
So ever since my kid has learned to say “More TV” we’ve been watching some Thomas and Friends on the trusty Tivo, but I have a couple of weird questions:
1. Is the word “Train” trademarked? You never hear them say the word on the show (which is weird because the show is all about trains). They say Engine or Tank Engine or Tram or Diesel or any number of other things, but I have yet to hear them say the actual word “Train” in any of the episodes I’ve seen.
2. The narrator keeps using a word that sounds like “Weeged” or “Weesh’d” as a verb. Kinda like Dianne Wiest or a French cartoon character saying “Wished.” “‘That was a close one,’ weeged Percy.” It isn’t sighed or exclaimed…more like a relieved declaration, and I really don’t think it is “wheezed” either. Anyone? Is this some British thing?
P.S. Looking for things like these is the only way to keep yourself sane on the 37th re-watching of the same show. When I try to turn on Sesame Street or something, he looks at me like I’m crazy and says “No. More TV.”
My brain was just totally freaked out by this Sesame Street sketch where Seymour wakes up, rides a pterodactyl to visit some cavemen and opens a very successful frozen yogurt stand.
The song sounds like Devo meets David Byrne and the drugs are like Timothy Leary meets Hunter S. Thompson.