A running rant about bad television, crappy products, horrible service, mindless politics, corporate and government ineptitude, moronic media, marketing overload, public idiocy, stupid entertainment, etc. Here's what's annoying me today:

5.19.2006

Stupid Naming Rights


There are always ridiculous examples of event naming rights: The Chick-fil-a Peach Bowl, The AutoZone Liberty Bowl etc. But having a kids breakfast food (an admission here: I've had a bit of a renewed Pop-Tart jones ever since I bought a box for my kids on vacation last summer) sponsor even a horrendous tour like this is just weird. Will fans of the show be more apt to buy Pop-Tarts? Will people be more apt to go to the show if the see it advertised on their Pop-Tart box. What's next: Captain Crunch presents the America's Next Top Model road tour?

[entertainment] [kids stuff] [marketing] [pop culture] [television]

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7 Comments:

Blogger Sick of Extremes said...

It appears all the good spots were taken. Maybe they're just getting kids in the right mindset to prepare them for American Idol 2016! Hopefully, the show will have 'jumped the shark' before then!

9:30 AM

 
Blogger Trustee of Truth said...

I think you have run out of things to rag about. You started this blog with an interesting array of topics. However as time has marched on, it’s apparent that you are only truly upset by fast food and the media. Could it be that you have exhausted your ability to find fault in the world. Could we be in for a Cranky who will now contribute instead of complaining?

2:23 PM

 
Blogger Cranky said...

No, Trustee, I still have many things to gripe about, but I'm too busy contributing schlocky graphic design to the world to blog these days. Fast food was just a one day annoyance, although I am always truly upset by the media. Like if I were to have time to blog today, my topic would be the top story on the news last night (Breaking News of course) being Ben Afflick having a fucking headache. Good greif.

4:18 PM

 
Blogger Sick of Extremes said...

Oh, there are still plenty of things to rag about. Most of them political. That may seem like shooting fish in a barrel, since politicians never live up to their promises and ultimately they follow the money trail like every other greedy bastard, but hey the news brings us more fodder every morning. How about those Mercedes Benz cars, eh?! It usd to be that $100G could buy you a real distinctive superior machine...now we got the Japanese beating them at their own game....damn....now I gotta save for a Rolls....

9:19 PM

 
Blogger STR said...

ha, this is funny. Whats going to be next, the Krispy Kreme Metallica Farewell Tour!

10:40 AM

 
Blogger blogagog said...

It's here to stay, unless someone can get them to pass a law against it in the Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Capitol Building.

7:18 AM

 
Blogger Carmi said...

Everything is for sale in this day and age. Eventually, naming rights will spread to places we can't yet imagine, like the bottom of our shoes (wait, too late) and even the most mundane pieces of municipal infrastructure.

I can imagine it now:

Your new sewer grates, brought to you by the new and improved Mr. Clean toilet brush.

Sigh.

10:08 AM

 

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