Sunday, December 09, 2007

jordy verrill chia pet

I had this idea while watching a late night commercial for new Chia Pet products that interrupted the [start sarcasm] intellectually-stimulating cinematic masterpiece [end sarcasm] Swarmed (2005) that the Sci-Fi Channel aired at 3am tonight. This poor excuse for a film actually helped me figure out what not to do while writing my screenplay that's due on Tuesday for my screen writing class. Anyhow, back to the Chia Stuff. The new Chia offerings include both a Scooby Doo Chia and Shaggy Chia. Why? Who's stupid idea was this? Um, neither Scooby nor Shaggy had an afro, and that's what Chia hair turns into. There's plenty of famous people and fictional characters that would actually look really cool when their hair grows all Chia. Maybe the person who suggested the Scooby Doo and Shaggy Chia Pets were mentally mis-connecting Shaggy and Scooby with the Harlem Globetrotters who were frequent cartoon guest stars in the later-aired Scooby series. Even more wrong than the Scooby and Shaggy Chia Pets was the extra gift they offer to throw in for free: The stuffed animal Chia Pet Cuddlies. Who's bright idea was this? It's a stuffed animal that you grow Chia plant matter on. You can't really hug it or sleep with it, and try watering it while it's laying on your pillow or bed. Someone at the Chia company needs a pink slip, methinks. Anyhow, I thought of a great idea to pitch to the Chia people that would make a killing with both Stephen King readers and horror movie buffs: the Jordy Verrill Chia Pet. Jordy Verrill was the character that Stephen King played in one of the two episodes he wrote for the original Creepshow film. Well, okay, maybe it's two decades too late, but it makes a heck of a lot more sense than the Scooby, Shaggy, or stuffed Cuddlies Chia Pets!

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