Honestly, I have nothing worthwhile to tell you today. Getting out of bed made me want to shoot myself and I find it deeply annoying and offensive that I even have to think at the moment. So I'm drinking some nice chai and thinking about having Indian food for lunch with my baby and essentially - well - blahhhhhh.
Since I've got nothing else to say, I'd like to send you all a heads-up about a new and aggressive round of product-placement you and the people you love are about to be subject to. GM is struggling to make a comeback in its automaking division, so it's paid to star in the new Transformers movie (a bunch of new model cars are the 'in-the-closet' versions of the robot heroes).
Personally and generally speaking, I don't give a good goddamn about product placement, since it's less obtrusive than commercial interruptions or outdoor advertising and it means entertainment projects get sponsored (though I swear, no woman in the Italian immigrant community I belong to would ever drink all the goddamn Diet Coke Carmela Soprano does and it's starting to piss me off).
But this Transformers effort is directed at children, and aggressive subliminal advertising to children is just wrong. These kids might think GM cars are cool when they're old enough to buy one, and unless the world changes radically in the next ten years they won't be, they'll be penguin crap like always. So before you take a young relative to see Transformers, ask yourself if you really want to be ferried back and forth from the old folks home in 50 years by a twat driving a GM.