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Print Media, Favorite Shirt, Death to Jack (and some personal finance links)

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I have a few thoughts on my mind this week:

  • I'm not a fan of print media - A well-known print magazine contacted me to ask if they could do a story on me. Awesome! However, they'd need my real name (no Mark Twain or Richard Bachman's) and a photo. You search Google for "lazy" and I'm pretty much at the top. How would you like your real name associated with "lazy" if someone does a Google search... I feared it would kill my future job prospects, so I had to pass.
  • A painful $25 savings - Ever have a favorite shirt? We all do, right? Mine was a red Polo sweatshirt that I got from TJ Maxx in Boston for $10. It was just the softest thing ever. I would wear it far too much, sometimes a few days a week (remember, I worked at home for the last 18 months) over the last 4-5 years. However, a couple of months ago, it got a stain that I just couldn't get out. It had to be put out to pasture. It was a sad day. Today, I found the same red Polo sweatshirt at Marshall's. It was $25, marked down from $98. I grabbed it and showed my wife and she said, "OMG, you must have been crying when you found it!" I responded with, "Yeah, but it's only a medium." In the dressing room, I just couldn't make the medium work. I don't need any new clothes anyway. (Hope isn't lost as I found an old one on ebay just now. I bet I could find a new one if I search a little more.)
  • Am I the only one rooting for Jack to die? - I'm not big on death, but the stunt that Jack in the Box pulled by having Jack, the mascot, get hit by a bus in a SuperBowl commercial was horrible. Now we are being subjected to commercials with doctors hemming and hawing over him. A couple of things to note here: 1) Jack is not real 2) Getting hit by a bus is not funny nor does it draw sympathy when it's staged. Jack in the Box even has a website, so you can track Jack's status - pathetic. Sorry it's just horrible on all levels (I apologize to the East Coast readers who don't know what I'm talking about.)

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2 Responses to “Print Media, Favorite Shirt, Death to Jack (and some personal finance links)”

  1. Fit Wallet says:

    Actually, folks on the east coast ARE subjected to random Jack in the Box commercials, despite the fact that I’ve never actually seen one of these establishments. I didn’t see the Superbowl commercial–just the one with the doctor hovering around Jack’s bandaged body. It took me a while to figure out who he was even supposed to be, then I felt kind of sick thinking about hospitals and burgers together…great ad campaign!

  2. Roger says:

    Ditto to what Fit Wallet said; I’ve been subjected to dozens of those damn Jack in the Box commercials, even though, as I noted to my (California native) girlfriend, I’ve never eaten at one (or even seen one, for that matter).

    Honestly, I’m not a fan of advertising icons at the best of times; it’s hard to not cheer for him to just die already and get off the air.

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