Be a Mind Sticker.

As I read the entire Internet this past weekend, I found a few things that really stuck out to me. Stuck in my mind.

You might say they were mindstickers.

You’ll see what I mean.
For starters, there are many reasons that I wish I would have been in advertising back in the 1960s.

Here’s one.

Here’s another.

I found these on Snarkling Clean (actually, you can find another version there). They all make me laugh out loud. Everytime. Someone told me that, as a progressive female, she was offended by these. I can’t seem to gather the composure to be offended because I can’t stop the laughing.
On the music-on-the-brain front, our favorite Padrino created an iMix on Not That You Asked Me But… It took me a minute or 80, but I finally figured out how to post one myself. (Mucho mucho props go out to the Padrino for helping me post my convoluted iMix image.)

So here’s a mixed tape I made of a few of my favorite mindsticking songs that get in your head and won’t leave.
This list is for you, Bek.
In other news, Jenny and I had lunch today. She’s having a Bring-Out-Your-Weird contest thing. And I’m not sure that she believes me when I say I seriously have no strange kitch in my streamlined, which is only a nice way of saying small, house. See, if we don’t actually use something on any kind of regular basis, it’s out the door. But if you, like her, live in a grand estate stocked with closets full of fun, funny, and bizarre, then by all means, enter her weird contest. If I know you like I think I do, you’ve got a real shot.
Also, with the giving season beginning on Friday, now’s not the time to buy yourself anything. But it’s definitely the time to win yourself something. So do yourself a favor, and visit Design Mom’s place. She’s giving extremely cool stuff away everyday. Every day. Check it.
I told you she was the new Oprah.
And finally, with this week’s Holiday in mind, here’s wishing you people a very Happy Thanksgiving. No matter what you’re doing…visting with family, cold warring with neighbors, cooking for many, blogging, dancing, being clever, being pregnant, being Canadian, celebrating birth, missing friends, giving back, giving away, having fun, having sex. Whatever.

May you and yours have many blessings on the brain.

And, perhaps more importantly, may you always be a mindsticker.
A mindsticker who eats lots of turkey. And pie.

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0 Responses to Be a Mind Sticker.

  1. Her Bad Mother says:

    I don't know that one needs a grand estate to have 'weird'… our house is tiny and yet, weird abounds. Probably because we're pack-rats crammed into this small house…

  2. Jenny says:

    Oh. My. Got. There's a whole SERIES of Mind-Sticker commercials? Fabulous.And now I'm going to spend the rest of the morning looking through all your linky suggestions while singing the mind-sticker song."Don't you want to have a good shape?…"

  3. Jenny says:

    Oh and "grand estate"? Ha! You so need to come over to my house for the tour. We'll start at the leaky roof and work our way down to the non-existent dining room.

  4. Bea says:

    Hey, that's a good one – "I'm not celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend. I'm too busy being Canadian."

  5. Jill says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! But hey, GcQ, easy on the pies. Remember that "keeping your shape in shape has it's rewards."

  6. mothergoosemouse says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too!I don't know how much weird I've got around here. I usually pitch the weird pretty quickly. But then again, I probably have plenty of weird that just seems normal – perhaps even tasteful – to me.

  7. Super Zoe says:

    I will vakidate that GcQ has no kitsch on site…as you can see, it is all on the internet for her to later post on her blog. She has that effortless good taste that looks really easy.And I love the endorsement of how Tab tastes: "it's made by Coca-Cola and is the best tasting diet soda on the market." I guess "it tastes like sweetened rat poison" was taken.Happy Thanksgiving! i am off to be a mindsticker. Or better yet, a potsticker…yum. Now I want dumplings.

  8. Bek says:

    THANK YOU!!!!!!! I am going to listen to it all day………

  9. Sandra says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you! I too would have loved to be in advertising in the 60s – loved those links!

  10. Super Zoe says:

    If I was in advertising in the 60s, I would have tried to get a job at McMahon & Tate. That Darren Stephens was an ad genius!

  11. Bek says:

    Sorry to post again but I just saw the "mindsticker" commercials. OH MY GOSH. I can't stop laughing. I guess I can see how a feminist would be offended, but how does that NOT make MEN look stupid? wow……..I just heard the Alison Kraus song…love it.

  12. Lady M says:

    Like super zoe, I started thinking about potstickers too. And then science fiction aliens – mindsuckers. It definitely didn't make me want to buy TaB.

  13. Marmite Breath says:

    You have no idea how much I needed that laugh!

  14. mark says:

    In the spirit of the holiday the war is on hold. I want a Mindsticker. Happy Thanksgiving GcQ!

  15. Robyn says:

    I'm with you. A mind-sticker with pie.

  16. fiz says:

    Isn't that the same guy mind sticking to two different women? I also like the very subtle – "how does it taste? here's a hint. IT TASTES GREAT!"May we all drink Tab this holiday season so that the men in our lives think we have good shapes and think of us always. Because otherwise, what would we do with ourselves? Pick up shells on the beach? Play tennis by ourselves? Not so much fun.Happy Thanksgiving, Quesita with the lo mas mejor cheese on the block!

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