Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Stop Dancing


Artichoke Rice, artichoke dip flavors incorporated into a rice side dish | recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #sidedish

Dancing pubic hair. 
Final answer.
OK, so dancing and singing too. And it turns out (I only know because I googled it), the singing is actually being done by a well known (although not by me) rapper, Princess Nokia. Actually, I'm not really sure if there is truly a Princess Nokia (isn't that a cell phone or something?), or google's just punking me. 

Let me start back at the beginning. 
I told you that PurDude bought me a full season subscription to all the Red Sox games to stream via the MLB app. And I love it. Despite the fact that the Red Sox kinda suck this year. And no matter how loud I yell at the TV, their manager does not listen to my sage advice.

But I the Red Sox. It's even the name of my 15th blog post, from way back in the day. So I watch the games, every one.

The downside of the MLB app is that, between innings it shows commercials. The same ones. Over and over and over again. For 4 hours. 

Stop Dancing | graphic designed by, featured on, and property of www.BakingInATornado.com | #MyGraphics #blogging

I've talked about commercials before on this blog, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Right now I'm a bit confused by the Wendy's ad. Apparently they've changed their fries to make them hot and crispy. I don't eat fast food too often, and the nearest Wendy's isn't close by, so someone's going to have to let me know, what were their fries before? Cold and mushy?

Then there's my current favorite commercial, the one that I laugh at. Every. Single. Time. It's a cryptocurrency commercial featuring Larry David taking on different roles at different times in history. In the end, he's with the founding fathers, discussing the constitution and giving the right to vote to all citizens. David's response: "even the stupid ones?"

I'm laughing just typing it. And I can't help wondering, given what's going on in our country today, if maybe the founding fathers should have rethought that whole "giving the right to vote to the stupid ones" thing.

But the commercial I can't escape right now, is one that MLB has been showing me over and over again (and it's being featured on social media too, I hear). I try to find something to do in the kitchen when it comes on but, honestly, how many times a night can you make dinner? 
Artichoke Rice, artichoke dip flavors incorporated into a rice side dish | recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #sidedish
Artichoke Rice
The commercial is for Venus pubic hair razors. It's a song about pubic hair, sung pubic hair, and danced to by . . . wait for it . . . pubic hair.
Full disclosure, I had a few different reactions to this commercial. First time? I thought I was hallucinating. Second time, it actually had a bit of an amusing quality, made me laugh. Once. Third time in 10 minutes, not so much. Two hundred and eighty fifth time, I'm over it. 
Stop dancing! Please.

But more than that, I have questions.

First of all, I don't mean to be sexist. I am, after all, a woman who watches a lot of sports, but I just have to ask . . . who is it that told Venus that MLB fans are their target audience? Or are they trying to send a subliminal message to men to put this item in their "gift for the significant other" file? 'Cause I gotta say, that probably won't go over well.

I also can't help being grateful that this commercial has come up at this time. Can you imagine if we were watching these games with friends or neighbors when our kids were young and this came on? I can just hear the questions now:

"Mom, what are pubes?"

"Do yours sing and dance?"

"Won't that razor thing hurt them?"

"Will they cry?"
"What happens if you want them back?"
Here's a question I can easily answer. And no, it's not if the pubes formed a baseball team, do I think they could beat the Red Sox. It's what is the one commercial I can live the rest of my Red Sox loving life never seeing again?

Dancing pubic hair.
Final answer.

Baking In A Tornado signature | www.BakingInATornado.com | #MyGraphics

Artichoke Rice        

Printable Recipe

2 cups instant rice
1 can (about 13 oz) artichoke hearts
3/4 cup seasoned croutons
1 can (10.5 oz) cream of celery soup
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup half and half
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/3 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup shredded pepper jack
1/2 cup shredded provolone
1/4 cup grated parmesan

*Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish.
*Cook the rice according to package directions. Set aside.
*Drain the artichoke hearts, pat dry, and coarsely chop. Set aside.
*Crush the croutons. Set aside.
*In a bowl, whisk together the soup, sour cream, half and half, salt, and pepper. Gently mix in the rice, artichoke, almonds, cheeses, and 1/4 cup of the crushed croutons. Pour evenly into the casserole dish. Sprinkle with the remaining crushed croutons. Cover.
*Bake for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 10 minutes.


  1. I am amazed by how low some of these ads can get re; taste level today. I mean. Yes. yes. yes. oh and the recipe! love THAT.

  2. HOW did we ever get by without a dedicated pubic hair razor?!? [sarcastic eye roll]

  3. And once more, the advertising bar has been lowered. And us with it. Sigh.

    1. I get that they're trying to sell their product, but is dancing pubic hair commercials during baseball games really a good strategy?

  4. That would be annoying. Although there may be men out there who find it funny enough to laugh at every time, i don't think that's the reason they're running the ad.

  5. Had to go investigate, in the way that people rubberneck when they pass a car accident. I found two of those Venus commercials. For some strange reason I thought of Disney, and then "no no no no no". How could I even think that? Personally, it was sort of cute the first time. I could listen once or twice. The songs were clever. And then what? You have my sympathy, even though I grew up in the Bronx.

    1. I thought it was cute too, until I figured out what it was, exactly, that I was watching.

  6. I don't have regular tv anymore, just Netflix. So I don't see ads or commercials anymore which I am kinda glad about. I love artichokes. I steamed a couple of them last week and me and my daughter at them as a midnight snack.

    1. Actually, this is on the MLB app that I watch on Netflix.
      And I love your midnight snack choice.


Warning: Comment at your own risk. I have Comment Moderation, meaning I approve all comments before they show up here. So go ahead, I'm not scared!