Category Archives: Advertising

I Will Survive

It’s fascinating how many different scenarios people have come up with for the total collapse of society. I haven’t really done much research into the Preppers or Survivalists, those who stock up on provisions in their bomb shelters so they’ll … Continue reading

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No Place in the Processional and No Seat in the Convention Hall

They Might Be Giants, Phone Power – TMBG have always been a prolific band, and not everything they do fits all that well onto their albums. Sometimes this doesn’t stop them from including these songs on the albums anyway, but … Continue reading

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Love for Sale

I’m glad I’m not the only person who thinks that eHarmony guy, Neil Clark Warren, is creepy and condescending. He reminds me of a Southern preacher, and apparently he actually DOES have a master’s in divinity. He retired in 2007, … Continue reading

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And Sometimes Why

They Might Be Giants, Why? – This is the band’s fifth children’s album, intended as a follow-up to their first of that sort, 2002’s No! The other three, produced by Disney, were topic-specific and intended primarily for young children. This … Continue reading

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All I Know Is What I Read in the Papers

The Ozmapolitan was an interesting promotional tool, first coming out in 1904 to advertise The Marvelous Land of Oz and the upcoming Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz comic series. It was presented as an actual newspaper from … Continue reading

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Hey Nude

It’s been in the news recently that some topless women in Times Square, who pose for pictures with tourists in exchange for money, are causing a lot of consternation. I find it rather depressing that this is still such an … Continue reading

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Arousing Advertising

It’s an old adage that sex sells, and we’ve been seeing examples of it for ages, some much more brazen than others. I’m sure you’ve all seen busty model Kate Upton advertising what appears to be another generic point-and-click phone … Continue reading

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