Category Archives: Advertising

Cave Johnson Sells Insurance

Is the Valve game, Portal 2, having an influence over the Farmers Insurance commercials starring J.K. Simmons (voice of Cave Johnson in the game)? “When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! … Continue reading

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Michael Kay Delivers a Cornucopia of Brands on ESPN Radio

So, listening to 1050 ESPN Radio NY this morning, and a commercial featuring Michael Kay, a 1050 host and the YES Network guy for the New York Yankees (in other words, a very recognizable local) brought together the ultimate brand … Continue reading

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Nookindlepad

I guess “it is on” or something. The Nook Tablet vs. the Kindle Fire. Choice is so overwhelming isn’t it? I already own a classic Kindle e-reader, but shiny new toys keep dancing like sugar plums in my head with … Continue reading

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The Smell Test: Why the IE6 Hoax Should Have Raised Doubts on its Face

A few days ago the media was all abuzz with a story about research that posited a correlation between low IQ and users of Internet Explorer 6 (the browser being on its ninth version now). Turns out, the company that … Continue reading

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NYC Business Has a Statement on Gay Marriage

I took this picture on my phone while waiting at a red light on the West Side Highway in Manhattan. It pretty much covers the salient points about gay marriage, and it’s certainly timely considering that the marriages for same … Continue reading

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Smoking Does Not Lead to ’60s Style Casual Sex

The FDA needs to add another warning label to the list of new, graphic labels they just released: Do you think it would work?

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Wii U is of the Devil!

Sort of. I’m not talking about what the next Nintendo console can do (apparently, Direct X 10.1 according to YAHOO), or what it can’t do (DVD or Blu-Ray playback from Joystiq). Rather, it’s what the name, Wii U, represents. A supernatural … Continue reading

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