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    November 11, 2011

    It's 11:11 on 11/11/11! Celebrate Corduroy Appreciation Day With These Corduroy-Like Foods

    darrenlynnbousman.comPalindrome time!​Right now it's 11:11 and 11 seconds on November 11! This perfect palindrome of a date is a super rare occurrence, and making it even more awesome of a day is that it's also the holiest day EVER for the Corduroy Appreciation Club (it's also Veterans Day an ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Marketers Are Totally Judging You Based on the TV Shows You Watch

    ​AdAge has a fascinating little piece on what TV shows you watch and how that relates to the brands you like, based on information from "psychographic" (eek) "ad targeter" Mindset Media. The data was self-reported by about 25,000 TV viewers across 70-plus shows, most of which ended up attract ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Annoying Food Advertising Campaigns--Quaker Oats

     Is that a light-sabre scar I see on your cheek, Larry? You've seen him on taxis, in bus shelters, in the subway, and on billboards--the Quaker Oats guy in his retrograde broad-brimmed hat beaming down on you. The crass corporate appropriation of a religion is always annoying (the plain oat c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Top Chef: Quieting the Creative Monkeys

    At its most entertaining, competitive reality television at once surprises and conforms to expectations. One wants to be surprised by the contestants and their choices, while at the same time, there's a certain pleasure in reading the formulas and knowing who will get kicked off an episode of Projec ... More >>

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    October 15, 2002

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