tomorrow we embark on a journey to pick up photos in kits and then head out to surrey YAY SURREY! have a great weekend everyone. and remember — really grumpy, deeply disturbed male coworkers that like to make you feel like crap… really don’t really matter because they’re just not-nice people… who should have bad things happen to them :p
Those of you who have lived in vancouver long enough to know “THE” captain know what i’m talking about. those late night 30 second cheap, homemade, budget commercials for the Captain’s Bargain Store on Alma. He was a rather large man, who did his own commercials and ended every one with “Aye Aye and Good Buy!” saluting the camera. So this was probably early 90s…
“…John “The Captain” Kut… who owns two Captain’s Bargain Stores in Vancouver, says he took up tacky TV advertising five years ago when ordinary newspaper ads failed to boost sales at his second-hand-goods outlets: “After paying my rent, there was almost nothing left over for me.” Kut couldn’t afford a camera crew or professional spokesperson, so his first piece, filmed with a home videocamera, starred the 350-lb. entrepreneur rattling off in-store deals while dancing a jig to the “Popeye” theme music. “I wanted to make sure people noticed,” he says.
That they did. Kut began airing the 30-second spot 10 times a night on local TV, between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. Within a few weeks, customer traffic began to increase steadily. “Not a bad deal, seeing as I was only paying just over two bucks an ad” as part of a volume deal, says Kut. He’s produced dozens since, most of which feature “The Captain” promoting the latest gear in his stores, then signing off with his ready slogan, “Aye-aye, and good buy”…”
The captain dissapeared for a while but you could sometimes spot him driving around vancouver in his boat… i mean car. a really large 70s/80s style boat-of-a-vehicle with a HUGE sail on the top. Yep, it was the Captain!
Late 90s early 2000… the commercials are back on, local, late night, it’s the captain! he’s lost about 100 lbs and found Jesus! I haven’t seen any commercials lately (or in a few years) but at least he’s still around somewhere and i’m sure if you’re looking for used goods, you can check out his shop in Kits.
Work is uber slow this morning so i’m sure i’ll be ammending this later. john’s at home enjoying the oatmeal peanut butter cookies we baked last night and i’ll be chillin over here… putting out the vibe… from my desk…
UPDATE: NJ is busy busy this morning
UPDATE: Mika Noronen (GOAL) from Buffalo for draft picks. This is rather funny since at my bachelorette we came across those 2 Finnish goalies, one was from the Thrashers (and supposed to be in the olympics but was injured) and the other was from Buffalo Sabres. Kari Lehtonen said he was in Vancouver just to support his friend. His friend being the Finnish goalie for Buffalo meaning this was probably in the works for a while now.. hmmmm
UPDATE: McCarthy to Atlanta for draft pick.
UPDATE: Eric Weinrich from the Blues for …????? and elsewhere, Sergei Samsonov goes to Edmonton and Recchi to Carolina.
speaking of model-type people, jennifer good thinks herself as a cougar in her latest blog entry. i have a dislike-dislike relationship with her but i just can’t look away, i check her site at least once a week just to see what’s new and to reiterate that yeah… she ain’t the brightest bulb on the tree. i have to say that i do appreciate (finally) pics of jenny good with her mouth closed and not cocked to the side with her mouth open, tongue showing and glass raised, as-is the norm for her. sorry jenny, i wasn’t the popular girl in school like you :-/
now next week my sister, Jenny, is jet-setting off to london. i’m so jealous. i’ve only been there once and it was for 3 days (maybe 4). i took a red-eye from Boston (although i’m sure i’ve blogged about that before).
i’m going to miss my sister and wish i was over there with her… but when she gets back it’s my niece’s 6th bday so … all those festivities (and cake) will cheer me up. we’re coming into birthday season… sweet!
The next one after her will be Ethan – the big 4. When I was 4 it became my identity. I was Becky4. Signed my name Becky4 and told people “my name is becky four”. Yeah I guess I had some problems as a kid but man, that was a good year.
now it’s time to check in on the NHL trade deadline.