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Suspending Disbelief?

June 26th, 2001 - 6:25 a.m.

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Yeah. Diaryland is a mean, evil frigger. Well, between diaryland and my computer being terrible, my plans to actually write something last night were shot to smithereens and then the remains were stomped on with big giant shoes 'til naught remained but the tiniest shred. Anyway, so I haven't slept enough recently so you're not getting an update, you're just getting the day, a word, and something that bothers me...oh wait, that *Is* an update a lot of the time. Nevermind then...just consider this the diary entry that should be here then. Oh well, whatever works. I've been ignoring this enough already, technically I started this at about 3:30 this morning and it's been more than 3 hours now and I sort of didn't even start writing until about 15 minutes ago. Oops. Anyway, today...

June 26 is ........ National Chocolate Pudding Day (Yummy! Although I know that there are people who think it's acky pooey, but that's not my problem. Although if we're talking chocolate fudge pudding from Kraft, I might be inclined to agree, chocolate or no chocolate. There is nothing worse than when some idiot company manages to ruin chocolate. And ruining chocolate takes a lot of effort they would've been better off expending elsewhere.)

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Word of Something or Other...

plethora (n. PLEA-for-mercy)

: an excessive quantity or fullness; also : profusion

Plethora comes from a similar Greek word meaning fullness. It was first used in English in the 16th century to describe a supposed medical condition marked by an excess volume of blood causing swelling and a florid complexion. Later, the medical use of plethora was extended to indicate related medical conditions (such as an excess volume of bodily fluid or the red-skinned appearance of some newborns). These days, however, plethora is more often used in a general, non-medical sense, with the meaning excess or abundance.

I did say I was going to put in something which annoyed me...well, here it is, and I even remember what I'm annoyed at too. Yay me.

I swear, if I see that Stupid McDonald's/Atlantis commercial ONE MORE TIME, I'm going to do something drastic. It will either involve lots of weapons or me blinding myself and ripping off my ears so I will neither see nor hear that commercial ever again. Or maybe I'll find a less pain-inducing method...but at this point, drastic is sounding good. I have Huge issues with this commercial. First of all, animated, underwater crafts do NOT fly around on land. Second, the movie is a Cartoon. You will never see a cartoon character, craft, or anything for that matter, interact with people at a *real* McDonalds. That only works on TV. Third, I really doubt anyone from Atlantis (we are of course assuming Atlantis is real, it has people, etc...) is going to go to McDonalds. Especially to order a BBQ Chicken or Hot Ham 'N Cheese sandwich (I've seen both variations of the commercial, both equally annoying). I mean, they live underwater...they don't Have chickens or pigs...or grills to barbeque things on. So it's not like this is a normal thing for them. And finally, the woman says she speaks "Atlantian," so she can take their order. There are soo many issues to be had with that. For instance, no one on land would have any reason to learn it. I mean, what'd she do, go there and just "pick it up"? I doubt they taught her in school. Oh! I know, maybe she learned it off of one of those language tapes, I'm sure you can find one for "Atlantian" in all the places you find those sort of things. I swear, sometimes commercials just ask you to suspend too much of your disbelief.

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