The Commercial for Sunny Delight Reminds Us How Bad Sunny D Actually Is

Sunny D

Sunny D (Photo credit: atrphoto)

Ever since I could remember there has been commercials for Sunny Delight. It is an orange juice type product with a ton of additional, unnecessary sugar. It sounds like it would taste great .. WRONG.

The commercial for Sunny D isn’t even a great commercial. You would think if they were advertising a mediocre product that has no added benefits to Orange Juice; (you know the vitamin filled juice that people drink with breakfast that has various health benefits) the commercial would be good to counterbalance how bad the product is.

In the commercial, a kid is naming the other beverages in his fridge (OJ, brand x soda, purple stuff that he can’t even identify and Sunny D). With Sunny D being the only identifiable product in the fridge, who wouldn’t drink it, that doesn’t make it a good beverage, it makes it better than the unknown. The kid should have responded with ‘do you have any lead in your water because I hate all four of those choices.’

Sunny D tastes like a combination of orange juice and baby medicine. YUM! (Don’t worry, they describe it as a combination of orange, tangerine, lime and the healthy stuff.)

The company should have changed their motto to – “Sunny D for when your choices are even worse than Sunny D “

A link to the commercial I was referring to can be found by following this link.

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You Shall Know Our Velocity [A Review]

You Shall Know Our Velocity

You Shall Know Our Velocity (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Recently I finished reading You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers.

The plot follows Will and Hand, two childhood friends who set out on a week-long, around-the-world odyssey, ostensibly to give away a large sum of money. Their adventure includes creating a treasure map for children in Estonia and delivering a bouquet of flowers to a sleeping family in Senegal. Their adventures are comical, and relatable if you’ve ever gone on a trip with not much planning. The results of this journey are unexpected eye-opening experiences and a few disappointments (Morocco looks a little like Arizona). Through all their travels and cash giveaways, the pair are trying to resolve something in their past.

The writing was wonderful, I love Eggers style of prose and the first half of the story was captivating, drawing me in, curious about why Will had the burning desire to give away the money in such an unconventional way.

The book is divided into three parts. The first part was the highlight by far. Wonderful writing and a story with a lot of promise.

But when I read part two, I felt cheap. Everything said in that section made me rethink how I felt about the book. Will is an unreliable narrator which is something I dislike in a book. I like to believe what is being said; otherwise, what’s the point in fiction if it’s lying about something made up?

The book was also filled with urgency! so many unplanned flights, and the money, it’s such an important element in the story, and that gets a little old. Give away money, travel to as many places as possible and just give it away. To people who “need it”! But Will and Hand never explain how they decide who needs the money, it is a giant game to them. Money money, changing checks, exchanging currency. It seemed to me so, mister dollar visits poor countries and gives them a little of what they need, is that really, mister Eggers, all that people really need? And is that, in your opinion all that your story needs?

While this story won’t deter me from reading other works by Eggers because I loved his writing, I will definitely not be recommending this particular novel to anyone.

Relationship Statuses Facebook Should Institute

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In a pretend relationship to make other people jealous with…

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Hoping to sow some wild oats before finally ending up with…

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Looking for a third to get kinky with…

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Can you come up with any ones I missed out? Leave them in the comments below!

Ways That I Wouldn’t Mind Dying

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  • Watching a romantic movie so many times that my eyes fall out or my heart explodes from being exposed to too much love.
  • Involved in a trampoline-related accident.
  • In a SAW movie where the trap is that I have to eat myself out of room made of peanut butter.
  • As one of the orchestra musicians who kept playing while the Titanic went down. Such ROMANCE! Straight to Heaven, that bunch. Straight to Heaven.
  • Accidentally stabbed by my pet unicorn’s forehead horn thingie while playfully wrestling in a pile of our money.
  • In a blast of light and sound while being sucked in to the Space Time Continuum, which is what happens when you beat the internet. Also, “The Final Countdown” is playing.
  • While I am visiting my house on the moon I accidentally remove my space helmet and float off into space.
  • Eating too much cotton candy where my body explodes from the sugar overload.
  • Sucking in helium and turning myself into a human balloon until I over inflate myself and pop.