Christmas layout.

Its not done but I can't work on it until next week sometime.

So, uh, enjoy loud colors.

Ho ho ho.

Christmas? Christmas.

I really feel like just writing something today. I've been inside the house all day, and I can almost see the walls sweating from the heat we're getting outside. Its kind of disgusting how the rest of the world are starting to pull out their winter jackets and pull the trigger on their heat lamps, but down here in California we have to devolve to shirts and T-shirts. Super gay.

Still, even with the sweat puddles that are forming in the couch, my spirits aren't coming down. And its pretty obvious why if you've gone to a shopping mall anytime recently - Its the beginning of the Christmas season. Might as well be called Christmas in July, but its starting.

I've kind of exited out Thanksgiving from my spiritual celebration calender, and nobody really looks that much forward to turkey and mashed potatoes. Okay, well, that's a lie. Because I like to eat. But I've made it tradition to listen to Christmas music bright and early in the morning before the parade starts. And then after I see Santa Claus riding a plastic sleigh at the very end and pass Macy's, I go back and listen to more Christmas music. That's just how it works in my house.

So yeah, I guess that's all I have to say. I just wanted you to realize how freaking CLOSE IT IS until Christmas. 39 days, to be exact. To put it into perspective: 8 more days, and it will be one month. One month until presents, food, and more presents. :)

...But no presents from this guy.

But don't forget! Here on the blog there'll probably be more Christmas stuff than there were Halloween stuff. One, because I like Christmas more. Two, I get lazy in October. No, I did not just make that up.

Pepsi Effed Up.

Note: There's not much funny in this post if at all. So no comedy hour, guise. There's nothing to be funny about in this post. So if you get bored, don't say I didn't warn you...

Alright, let me just spit this out right away - I don't like Pepsi that much. It's not surprising, but I just don't. Not only do I not usually drink the cola, but I don't get the sodas they make other than Pepsi either. That includes Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist, and whatever else they make. Its just, I don't know, everything Coke does is better.

I respect Pepsi and all their 13% intake of carb-containing beverages, and I'm glad they're around. There's a lot of people who prefer Pepsi to Coke too, so I like to think of it as peaceful competition. So let me begin with a question: WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY THINKING.

"Wow, Josh," you're saying. "Just freaking calm down."

Okay. Look at this.

A Pepsi bottle, right? Seemingly ordinary, right?

Well, soak it in, as you won't be seeing it any longer.

Enter the replacement...


"Wow Josh," You say. "It's just a Pepsi bottle. Why are you so upset? I thought you didn't really like Pepsi."

I hate this redesign. Hate it hate it hate it. Bleh. They're also doing it to the Pepsi Max bottles. Here's why it shouldn't have happened:

1) The bottle/can didn't need to be changed. Apparently they've never heard of 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'. You've probably seen how Pepsi just semi-redesigned their packaging anyways, by letting artists slap paint over cans and Pepsi will sell them. I thought they looked pretty awesome (minus the one with the keyboard smilies)... why couldn't they just leave it?!

2) It looks way too plain. Yes, I realize that nowadays everybody seems to be following the Apple formula, but I just can't see how it can be much of an eyecatch. I mean, Pepsi is already established as the "blue" soda on the market, but that's all it has now - a color. The only example of that really working is from Coke, but seeing as Coke is the most recognizable brand name in the United States, they don't have much of a problem. (I really did read that somewhere, but I can't find it anymore) Speaking of looking plain...

3) The design looks like something on a cheap store brand soda. It's so cheap that it looks really similar to those sodas you find at Vons. But even then, the store brands look more eyecatching than the new Pepsi bottles.

4) The Pepsi font looks almost as ugly as Comic Sans. Oy. Really Pepsi? The bottle wouldn't look half as bad as it does now if you flipped the word correctly and used a non-outdated font. Looking at this makes me think they gave some 13 year old kid a trial version of Photoshop Elements and without looking at it slapped it on a plastic bottle.

What's good out of this though? They have a new design to their classic American logo. I guess its a little easier on the eyes than the older one.

Apparently, they changed it to make it look like a "smile"

"But Josh!" You continue to plea. "I don't even LIKE Pepsi. At all. I do my best not to even look at it. All I drink is Mountain Dew, dangit!"

Then it looks like I have bad news for you too, kid.

This is what happens when our corporate overlords try to be "hip"...

You see correctly. No longer shall it be called Mountain Dew... its now MtnDew.


At least they didn't go all Pepsi on this one, and they made a nice looking background (looks like some things are still sacred down at Pepsi!). But still. Really?? MtnDew?! I mean, its better than /|\0 |_| |\| + @ |\| |)#\|/, but I still don't see a good reason for a NAME CHANGE.

Will the mad butchering ever stop?? Can't we just leave good things to their own good ways? Pepsi says no yet again...

...Actually the new Sierra Mist can looks passable. But its still kind of plain and ugly, just not as much as the Pepsi ones.

Whatever. Sprite's better.

So, uh, yeah. If you're smart like me, you'll start stocking up on the current Pepsi, Mountain Dew and Sierra Mist cans to have a memory of when Pepsi still had their minds on Earth. They'll be long gone by either December or January depending on what state you're in.

I don't know why these kinds of things make me feel like tripping everyone in the company down the stares, but I guess that's what makes me awesome. Or... something. Oh well. I'm fine with it, as long as I can be in the next big Cola riot.

Halloween's over. PARTIE'S DONE GET OUT

I'm announcing this a little late, but - surprise- Halloween is done. No more ghosts. No more vampires. No more of those little sugar candy pumpkin things I love so much.


And that includes all the Halloween festivities. No more Ghoul-Aid, Jason masks or Halloween Logos.

But why is this good?


47 Days until Christmas as of today.

Expect a lot of Christmas stuff after Thanksgiving, like usual.

And that Halloween update I was going to post? Well one part of it isn't done, and the other part I think will make a good surplus post for when I forget to post and get lazy. So I'm saving it.

New post later tonight too.