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Why Bud’s new attempt to reposition its flagship beer is doomed. More in my Sunday column. (Fixed).
It’s hard to think of Clint Eastwood as dishonest, isn’t it? But it’s either that or he’s just too dumb to realize his Super Bowl ad was an Obama campaign commercial. He denies here that the ad that David Axelrod and Michael Moore love and Karl Rove dislikes was pro-Obama..
Consider the many left-leaning movies he’s [...]
Vodka was all but unknown in this country prior to World War II and as late as the 50s it wasn’t a terribly popular drink. It doesn’t offer much in the way of taste. So how did it achieve its dominant position starting in the 1960s? Victorino Matus has a superb piece in The Weekly [...]
Remember when the first season of “Rescue Me” was sponsored by Miller Beer? Until the company figured out that the show was about a self-destructive alcoholic? There used to be Miller Beers in the fridge every time Tommy Gavin wanted to get lit up. The remake of “Arthur” has some really strange product placement for [...]
A classic Wall Street Journal story (a funny one, or a-hed) investigates the (KRRRUNCH!) saga of the newfangled (RRRRIP!), enviro-friendly, rapidly biodegradable but unfortunately “louder than my cockpit” new packaging for Sun Chips. Amusing as the story is (it includes the story of an embarrassed fourth grader in Alaska whose snacking caused her teacher to [...]
A Nike ad that praises the bounteous booty is great. Isn’t it? Nah, lefties are miffed that the ad doesn’t feature a black woman. Of course, the same post also hints that asociating black women with big butts is a stereotype. We all know how bad those are. This is exactly why you shouldn’t play [...]
Christian Toto is wowed by the “Iron Man 2″ poster. I dunno. Too much going on. Also I’m kind of tired of the sort of pyramid-formation of characters method. I prefer one clean, startling image. The one-sheet for HBO’s “Treme” is kind of amazing.
Apparently plus-sized, “real” or fat models don’t actually make overweight women feel better about themselves. Via Instapundit we learn that looking at fat people doesn’t make you feel celebrated, empowered and appreciated. It just kinda makes you feel…fat.
Globalwarmism has really gone too far when it’s stopping wacky, cool publicity campaigns like this one: ABC, to promote its update of “V: The Miniseries” (”The A-Team” of 80s TV sci-fi?), was planning to use skywriting to place giant red V’s in the air over various national monuments. I was eager to see how many [...]
An amusing post from my senior colleague Lou Lumenick reveals that Woody Allen is wiling to appear in US advertisements — if you pay him $10 million. Any takers?« Previous Entries