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Vintage Photo Wednesday: Back to Old School

Vintage Photo Wednesday: Back to Old School

Vintage Photo Wednesday
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Album Cover Gallery — End of Summer Blues

Album Cover Gallery — End of Summer Blues

Album Cover of the Week, Music
One of the great things about being an adult is I no longer suffer through the end-of-summer blues that every school age kid does. You remember the feeling -- as the dog days of August wind down, the sun sets a little earlier and back to school ads dot the TV and retail store landscape. There's this gnawing feeling -- subtle at first but growing -- that your days of freedom are coming to an end. Your steps get a little heavier, your eyes a little duller. The same malaise afflicts us adults -- on a slightly lesser scale -- as we trade beaches and cookouts for cubicles and microwave lunches. I'm getting kind of depressed just thinking about it. I wanted to capture that mood for this latest album cover gallery but knew it was a tall order, so I brought in some outside help. I reached ou...
Retrotisements — Back to School edition

Retrotisements — Back to School edition

Advertising, Retrotisements
One of the few advantages to being out of school is that I don't get to experience the huge buzzkill that occurs around mid-to-late summer, when the first Back to School ads start appearing. There you are, all happy and carefree when BAM! -- you walk into the mall and see giant displays of backpacks, notebooks, and other implements that have absolutely no use outside of school. So for the rest of the summer, you can't quite enjoy yourself on the same level because there's that little nagging reminder in your subconscious that any day now, it's all over. See, I don't have to deal with that anymore because I work for a living. Every day is like that, so eventually your soul is numbed and you kind of get used to it after awhile. Anyway, here's some ads to either get you back in the ...