Archive for August, 2010

Power Walking

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Power Walking was an exercise fad that peaked around 1996. It fell somewhere in between a real workout and wearing an electric ab belt.

Power walking was particularly popular amongst the elderly. They must have gotten bored of water aerobics.

Probably the best part about power walking was actually seeing people do it. I remember the power-walkers on the track at my high school. They’d be pumping their arms feverishly, with a look of total Lance-Armstrong-Determination on their faces. All this while being passed by joggers in sweatsuits.

Married With Children

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Married with Children was a crass sitcom from the late 80′s and early 90′s that aired on (who else) the Fox Network. It was probably the start of “toilet humor”.

Married with Children starred Al Bundy, the lovable anti-father who hated his kids, his wife and his job. His wife Peg kept begging him for sex but all Al wanted was porno mags & beer.

Their daughter Kelly was an airhead played by Christina Applegate, who’s main role was to walk around in a halter-top. I think Christina has been trying to shake this image ever since, but judging from her Twitter feed, she’s not doing so well. At least blondes have more fun…

Married With Children

When I think of Married With Children, the intro probably stands out most in my mind: “Love and marriage, love and marriage….”

Watch the iconic Married With Children intro

For more on Married with Children, check out Bundyology.com

The “Dude You’re Getting a Dell” Guy

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Remember the commercials with the kid who always said “Dude you’re getting a Dell”?

Ben Curtis was that lovable stoner from all the Dell commercials in the late 90′s / early 2000′s. It was no small task: Curtis had to be lovable enough to both appeal to kids and get your parents to buy you a “school computer” (that was really only going to be used for Napster and porn).

Unfortunately, the Dell Dude met his end in the worst way possible: he got fired for smoking pot. What bullshit right? I mean they obviously hired him because he was a pothead. They only fired him because he got caught.

What’s the Dell Dude up to now? He’s a bartender in NYC, Dude get me a drink.

Watch a Dell Dude commercial