Tag: The South

Retrotisements — Breakfast Cereal Bonanza!

Retrotisements — Breakfast Cereal Bonanza!

Advertising, Retrotisements
Ah, cold breakfast cereal. A little bit of heaven in a bowl, yes? I subscribe to the theory that you're never too old to enjoy a big bowl of cereal. I also believe that all it takes to feel young again is to sit back and watch some vintage cereal commercials, so here we go! Lucky Charms Is it just me, or do kids usually come off as really obnoxious in these ads? Frosted Flakes That's Tony the Tiger as voiced by the legendary Thurl Ravenscroft, of course. Apple Jacks Ah! Can't sleep, giant Apple Head will eat me... Quisp & Quake I think I choose the one who doesn't sound like a really bad Catskills night club act. Cap'n Crunch Ah yes, those villainous Soggies. The last line of defense between this cereal and a shredded mouth. (more…)
Here’s some stuff I enjoyed this week

Here’s some stuff I enjoyed this week

Internet, Links
Here’s a fresh batch of some quality interweb finds I’ve come across over the last 7 days month or so: Awesome internet meme of the day -- Retro Spider-Man, bringing that classic '60s animated version of our favorite webslinger back to life in the internet age (Know Your Meme) Yet another way to get the most out of Spotify -- a ridiculous collection of shared playlists (ShareMyPlaylists) Not even the discovery of a fourth moon around Pluto can get it back in the big kids' club. (Defective Yeti) An extremely detailed and thoroughly riveting account of the operation to kill Osama bin Laden (The New Yorker) Productivity + internet = No Productivity (The Daily What) 21 Google+ circles you can actually use (HappyPlace) A giant list of movie references seen in The Simpsons (J
With this ring…

With this ring…

Advertising
The January/February 2008 issue of The History Channel Magazine (yes I subscribe) features some excellent content to commemorate Black History Month - a profile of prominent lawyer and rights activist William Henry Lewis and an expose of so-called sundown towns among them. So imagine my dismay when I saw a full-page ad in the same issue for this: Yeah I know that the reasons for the secession of the Southern states and the Civil War are numerous and complicated, but come on. This really is too much. Without even commenting on the utter tackiness of the ring itself - which I would expect to be worn by someone appearing on an episode of Cops - am I the only one who finds it a tad inappropriate that this thing is being advertised in the same issue of a magazine that shows pictures...