This afternoon, Facebook showed me an advertisement from a company bragging that it has the best frozen hog semen in all of America and Asia. That might interest me, if I was a pig farmer. I’m not. [...]
For a serious presidential candidate with real grassroots support, it wouldn’t be that hard to qualify for the Americans Elect presidential ballot. 1,000 signatures in each of 10 states for insiders? Even without a dime, Howard Dean’s supporters could have accomplished that in a day. 5,000 signatures in each of 10 states for outsiders? Ralph [...]
It’s amazing what a reed fence, and a brick border, and a potted plant, and a bed of annuals, and a chair, and a bed of crushed gravel, and a set of photography lamps will do.
American Family Association’s “One News Now,” December 16 2010:
“Millions of people are good without God,” declare signs on city buses in Ft. Worth, Texas. The signs were purchased by local atheists. In response, two Christian businessmen sponsored ads on vans that follow the buses around the city bearing the message, “I still love [...]
Which real meaning of Christmas is Carroll Trosclair talking about? The one in which Christmas is about telling the difference between a toddler’s shoe size and a children’s shoe size while slaying zombies while playing Resident Evil? Toll, the ancient Yuletide Carroll. Toll. [...]
If you use a computer running Microsoft Windows and you’re like me, you might just click “OK” when you’re presented with software updates to install. Those updates come in fast and furious, and with so many viruses and worms out there it’s a better approach than not installing any updates at all. But for some [...]
Have you noticed that we no longer are expected to buy consumer items for reasons that are salient “now more than ever”?
How can we trust journalists who are deriving their income from an advertising system that’s currently being filled with independent expenditures? [...]
Irregular Times’ inbox this morning features not one but four copies of a press release from oil giant Chevron, eager to build hype for its new advertising campaign:
Chevron Corp. (NYSE:CVX) has announced a new global advertising campaign aimed at showing Chevron as a “real people” corporation…
Each print ad is designed with an [...]
The closer we get to Election Day, the more the use of independent expenditures accelerates. Thanks to Republicans in Congress who voted down disclosure requirements this summer, sketchily identified corporations with undisclosed lists of donors are throwing money by the bucket at congressional campaigns.
How much has the use of independent expenditures accelerated? Consider this: [...]