The something old can be anything you like - say, Barbara Walters, who supposedly is going to retire soon. I'm not holding my breath: if she's hung on this long, why not a bit longer?
The something new is the coolest gadget ever. No, not Inspector Gadget - though my friend's eight-year-old, formerly known around here as her seven-year-old, erupted in laughter at goofy Inspector Gadget's antics recently when he was over to stay the night. It did my old cynical heart good to know that a fave cartoon from my childhood had the staying power to make today's youth laugh.
No, the cool new gadget is the Google search bar to your right. But WAIT! It's not just any Google search bar. No, for better or worse, it will search according to my super-duper personalized parameters - and hopefully, what kinks sneak through will soon be fixed.
What's that, Big Red Couch? You mean, like, it searches for what I want, but with your tastes, likes, and dislikes to guide the search results?
That's right, fair reader. That's right.
But Big Red Couch, how much will this wonderful service and set of Ginsu knives cost me?
Well, the Ginsu knives will cost you a trip back to the 80's, but this handy Big Red Search Bar costs you NOTHING.
It does benefit me, however.
How, Big Red Couch - can I call you Big Red Couch?
Yes, fair reader, you may. And you segue me nicely into my next point.
In reality, the "something new" - this search bar, and a handful of ads on the site - are a renewal. You may have noticed, a long time ago, a few random ads around The Big Red Couch. You probably stretched, scratched, reached for a new bowl of cheesy poofs, and ignored them.
And some of them probably warrant ignoring. After all, the advertisers try to gear them towards the content of my website, but sometimes they don't bother, and other times they miss the mark.
Which is why the Google search bar is so great, in addition to the ads. So here's my disclaimer: I do not necessarily endorse any ads you see on this site. I allow them to be here, but that doesn't mean I support specific brands, remedies, or tonics being peddled to you.
But I do benefit a little by them.
So if you have a spare second, try out my Big Red Search bar, or click on an ad for a minute. It puts a couple pennies in my piggy bank, and who knows? You may discover an age-old remedy or tonic for sciatica.
But I'd steer clear of any tonic being peddled by Aunt Bee's Medicine Man!