When did marketing totally loose touch with reality? Wasn’t the idea of marketing to create a need or desire for a product? I see a lot of companies putting out silly ads that don’t persuade me to purchase their goods and services. All they end up doing is pissing me off.
Here is the latest ad from Diet Coke. This is the one that pushed me over the edge.
Continue reading “Ad Nausea”
Remember VH1’s “Pop-Up Video” program? Well, VH1 has applied this technique to their show promotions … with less than ideal results. I was watching 100 Most Shocking Moments in Rock ‘N’ Roll on a lazy Saturday afternoon. Most every commercial break promoted the new show Strange Frequency, their attempt to merge rock with The Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits. It looked closer to Tales From The Crypt, so I planned to make other television arrangements that evening.
Then came the dreaded pop-up ad …
Continue reading “Pop-Up Video meets the Pop-Up Ad”
Another one from the archives. Your favorite Pepsi saleswoman, Britney Spears, got an early start in telemarketing. I have the proof on my answering machine.
Continue reading “Hello, my name is Britney”
Simon Barton woke to his own scream at 3:47 AM on a cool October Thursday.
It’s been a few years since I wrote those words. I’m still amazed I managed to write a sci-fi short story, even though most readers think it should be in the “horror” section. Anyway, I’m reposting my first real attempt at non-spoof, non-sardonic, non-Trek science fiction.
Continue reading “Fiction: Simon Barton”
Do you get the feeling I haven’t written anything new lately? This is another old one from webpages past … a newspaper article from 1995.
Continue reading “Classic: Play Some Skynnard, Man!”
Yes, more “classic” web content from my past webpages. This is my wife’s experience with animal charity that went horribly, terribly wrong.
Continue reading “Classic: The Night The Dog Ate The Plumbing”