Amazon, do you really see nothing strange about this?
060 Michelob commercial (1996)
Well, I think this pretty much speaks for itself and what it says is, A man’s got to eat. I’m sure this is exactly what Peter pictured himself doing after winning an Oscar.
This and the Naughty Boy AC Delco commercial from the mid-1980s are the only known examples of commercials Peter physically appears in*, and you have to hand it to them: they are both slightly creepy, but in very different ways.
(Poor Peter. I mean, Michelob?!? Oh, the horror.)
(But at least it isn’t Buckfast.)
(or Special Brew.)
*Although when I think about it, even when he’s just doing a voiceover as for his various Anchor adverts in 2013, he still manages to be a wee bit sinister…
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Track Title: Stranded In The Future
Artist: Robyn Hitchcock
Album: [Compilation] You And Oblivion
This is just a tossed-off little song that showed up on a compilation album and then on Robyn’s giant box set of B-sides and rarities (While Thatcher Mauled Britain), but the lyrics are so well-turned.
He’s trapped in the future watching the past recede
She’s trapped in a body she doesn’t really need
And you stayed in the past, you’re a vanishing point on the track
'Cause the people who go to the future, they never come back
It’s not the best he’s ever done, but I could listen to his voice on that “nothing at all” in the chorus for ages.
Oh hey I had one left and forgot about it!
- I bought Cat Fancy every month
- I was very excited about moving to “the country”, which is how my parents pitched the idea of leaving our nation’s capital and moving to a small town. I thought I was going to live on a farm and have my own sheep as a pet.
- Heidi was my favourite book and I had strong opinions about film adaptations, or illustrated editions that show her with blonde hair (WRONG)
- I loved climbing trees, and in Betsy Tacy the main character likes to sit in a tree and write, and she has a cigar box nailed up there to hold her pens and paper. I thought this was a great idea, and my dad gave me a cigar box, and I learned important lessons about climate and realness. (The lessons were rain and earwigs.)
- I was a maniac about swimming. I would do anything in exchange for getting to go to the pool, and it was impossible to get me out of the water when we went camping.
- I must have started the Anne books that year too. I hated the pilot of Road to Avonlea. (Yeah, I said it.)
one is silver and the other gold
True internet friendship is when they post about something you have Tumblr Saviored and you click on it anyway because you trust them to not be full of shit.
Another form of true internet friendship is when you don’t click because you know they are definitely full of shit about this thing, but you like them for other reasons so you don’t unfollow.
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This is the best thing ever.
"Your voice sounds completely different in different languages. It alters your personality somehow. I don’t think people get the same feeling from you. The rhythm changes. Because the rhythm of the language is different, it changes your inner rhythm and that changes how you process everything.
When I hear myself speak French, I look at myself differently. Certain aspects will feel closer to the way I feel or the way I am and others won’t. I like that—to tour different sides of yourself. I often find when looking at people who are comfortable in many languages, they’re more comfortable talking about emotional stuff in a certain language or political stuff in another and that’s really interesting, how people relate to those languages."
— Francois Arnaud for Interview Magazine