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Friday, September 21, 2021

Somehow or another, I’d never encountered the cutesy word mashup that is “adorkable” until just a few days ago.

Naturally, the rest of the world is acquainted with it. Heck, Time Magazine even used it in a headline — a sure sign that it’s well-entrenched in the cultural miasma.

Still, I’m going to go ahead and predict that it will get a syntax-workout next week. That’s when CBS’ new series, “The Big Bang Theory” will debut. And I’m sure all the reviews and feedback on the show, good or bad, will find no more apt descriptor than that for a nerds-chasing-hot-girl storyline.

And yes, I’m also going to go ahead and grossly overestimate the reach of this blog, and preemptively claim credit for the coming “adorkable” overuse. Why not, I’m sure this post will hit high on the Googlemeter anyway.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 09/21/2007 07:01:29 PM
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Six months after first rolling them out in Southern California, McDonald’s expanded the test market for its new line of premium Angus third-pounder burgers into New York City.

With that, McD’s has been driving hard toward the hoop with the marketing. Television commercials for the monstro-burgers seem to play every two minutes, and yes, that level of saturation is having an effect.

I’m not saying I’m totally sick of all that televised hype. I’m just saying that I hope no one in this most-vital test market starts suggesting that when it comes to hamburgers, the words “Angus” and “anus” are a little too close for comfort.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 09/21/2007 08:20:48 AM
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