Editors note: We have a Google Tasks list of potential blog posts that dates back to 2009, and the oldest entry on the list is this post. It’s not topical, nor is it very interesting, but it’s just something we needed to do to move on. This is our closure.
If you’re like us, and why wouldn’t you be, you spend several hours a day listening to The Fan 660AM, New York’s flagship station for the Mets, Giants, Nets and Devils, and the grandaddy of sports talk radio stations. And, if you’re like us, and, again, why wouldn’t you be, there’s one commercial that they’ve been airing – what seems like ever hour – for years now, Kars for Kidz. Yes, the jingle is the kind of thing that is best used when dousing a bound and gagged hostage with kerosene, complementing the perfect nightmarish Hellscape, but what has been a greater mystery to us is the concept. Kars for Kidz? Are you trading in a convertible for orphaned children? Donating money to provide Power Wheels for toddlers? Auctioning off your own son for a 1992 Nissan Stanza? We just don’t know. And we never will. Because we refuse to do any research.
If you know how Kars for Kids actually works, please do not tell us. In the words of Joey Pants, ignorance is bliss.