Category Archives: Advertising

A House Full of Ginger

Gingerbread houses are a well-known Christmas tradition, not that I’ve ever seen anyone actually make one. They’re a pretty cool idea, though. The idea of objects made of foodstuffs is an old one in legends throughout the world, especially when … Continue reading

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Gammon and Spinach

You know, I think I still have a DVD set of old Popeye cartoons I haven’t watched, and I haven’t gotten my hands on a copy of the last collection of Elzie Segar’s strips either. But I did think of … Continue reading

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Delete Your Account

I don’t plan on deleting my Facebook account. Yes, I’m bothered by how much data they have on me, but I’m also lazy. And I’m not sure how much of it can really be used in a malicious way. Maybe … Continue reading

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A Case of the Mondays

I understand that the day before yesterday was Blue Monday, the saddest day of the year. Well, at least that’s what an advertising campaign from a British travel agency called Sky Travel says. There was some nonsensical equation used to … Continue reading

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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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