Thursday, June 4, 2009

It's Too Hot For Clever Titles

I accidentally broke my CD player this morning. Also broken: my heart. At least I broke it close to the end of the week, as I'm not sure I could get through a full work week without it. Looks like I'll be buying another one when I'm out this weekend.

I'm really upset about this. That CD player lasted a long time. I don't know if I've mentioned it here before, but I lost half my CDs a few months ago (a polite way of saying they were stolen) and I haven't been the same since. Is it time to get an MP3 player? Not now, but I'm not happy with my recent CD luck.

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A thought I had today: I haven't seen Steve Urkel in any goofy/retro commercials. What's the deal? Doesn't he seem like the type who should be selling us cell phone plans alongside Mr. T and William Shatner and Alf? So my question is, has no one else thought of this, or does Jaleel White have enough integrity to turn down offers?

5 comments:

jaime said...

Come on, Jaleel was a classy dude at heart. Didn't you ever see him as Stephan?

Plus, seriously, that character would be really, really hard to use as a selling point for something. The only thing people remember about him was, "Did I do that?"

Interestingly, after I typed that, I remembered that Jimmie "J.J." Walker has had a pretty unsuccessful but still lifelong career based entirely around "Dy-no-mite!" So I could be wrong.

jaime again said...

Make that Stefan, oops. And did you know he was the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog in the cartoon you used to watch?

And yes, you can book him "at your next event:" http://www.greatertalent.com/JaleelWhite

Jake said...

He was Sonic on not one cartoon I used to watch, but three separate Sonic cartoons.

I actually think he's a pretty respectable guy (as respectable as anyone who gained fame with suspenders and catch-phrases can be), which is why I do think he's probably received and refused such offers.

Jaime said...

I spent way too long looking into this, and apparently he made a public and formal request to be shot in the head if he ever reprised the Urkel role. If that isn't integrity, I don't know what is.

Jake said...

Big up to Jaleel, in that case.