“Hillary is using that song in her campaign. But if you listen to the words, it’s not a happy song.” I said, “Yeah, the same thing happened when Bush was using ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ People use songs and don’t even know what they mean.”

I saw a woman writing something on a piece of paper. She was asked, “Are you working on a play?” She said, “It’s a recipe for something someone brought.” My girlfriend leaned in and said, “I hope not the dip. It tasted like yogurt with peppers in it. Disgusting!”

When the commercial came on that showed inflatables from a parade fighting over an inflatable Coke, everyone laughed. I decided that Super Bowl commercials aren’t that funny. They’re cute, but much like a crowd at a comedy club, everyone is expecting funny, and so they are more willing to laugh at the smallest amusements.

Another commercial had lizards dancing to a Michael Jackson song. Again, the crowd erupted with laughter. I said, “This explains why Martin Lawrence movies make hundreds of millions of dollars.”

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pete69 Feb. 20, 2008 @ 6:55 p.m.

Josh Josh...you should have said it!!! Chinese people have the funniest names. Pang Pang sounds like some kind of dessert item at Panda Express.


Josh Board Feb. 21, 2008 @ 12:47 a.m.

I've noticed a lot of different cultures, do the "double name" thing. I grew up in Mira Mesa, and a lot of the Filipinos, will have a name like Antonio, but they will be called "Ton Ton" by their family. As tempting as it was to try and be humorous, I don't want to offend someone. Especially a person that doesn't know English very well.


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