Monday, January 30, 2012


Everytime I see a modern packet of Kool-Aid or a Kool-Aid commercial, one of the first things I notice is the Kool-Aid Man's pants. I still don't understand why he started wearing them, but I guess it's nice to know that he changes them from time to time. When he first started wearing pants back in the nineties, he wore some pretty tight-fitting jeans. Now he's switched to some loose fitting khakis. And they look even more awkward. I remember when I was a kid, he never wore pants, so I hope that doesn't have any affect on me somehow when I'm middle-aged. Anyway, while I was doing my research (without using wikipedia) to try and figure out when he started wearing pants, and I came across some interesting things. First in the 50's when Kool-Aid commercials started airing, he was just a pitcher of liquid, without any legs. Then, during the 70's he suddenly had arms and legs - but no pants. Then in the early 90's he was wearing some tightass jeans. And then sometime during this past decade, he switched to loose-fit khakis. I think this means that every 20 years the Kool-Aid Man evolves, and grows more humanoid in form. Does this mean that during the 90's, he developed some sort of Kool-Thing? Or Kool-Bits? Well, during my extensivly in-depth Kool-Aid study, I also found out that he has a mom and a semi-retarded brother that's shaped like a box.  I believe this further validates my hypothesis.  Oh, and he wears a shirt sometimes too. Which after seeing, it manages to make him look even creepier in just pants without the shirt. This wouldn't even be an issue if he had just never worn the damn pants in the first place. So, whatever, I'm stopping now before I force myself into therapy.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Beat Happening

I can't believe I only just discovered Beat Happening within the past year.  I've always wanted to do some songs with female vox in Radioset, but no one seems to be interested: