Category Archives: Advertising

Freelancing Isn’t Free

This thread on Twitter says a lot of what I’ve been thinking in terms of the gig economy. I don’t have a lot to add, but when has that stopped me before? I’ve seen a few links to this podcast … Continue reading

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Nobody Cares Like a Bear

The Care Bears were a line of characters originally created for greeting cards, which was kind of a thing at the time. That also happened with Strawberry Shortcake, the Popples, and Rainbow Brite, among others. They’re sort of teddy bears … Continue reading

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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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