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Traversing a Memory Bank

Readers of my posts will have noticed over the years that advertising catches my eye. Sometimes the image is so fleeting that if you blink, you’ll miss it. Such is the latest Chevrolet Traverse ad featuring a hockey coach from … Continue reading

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$332.20?

I’ve now seen two advertisements extolling the virtues of being a driver for Uber. The first one shows a short order cook finishing with his daytime job, then picking up a few fares. Then he checks his earnings on his … Continue reading

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The GEICO Gecko

Advertising Star He’s world famous, but modest and unassuming. His accent is English, and his delivery smooth, even in trying circumstances:     Who Does His Voice? Jake Wood was one of the ensemble actors on¬†Eastenders, a BBC evening soap … Continue reading

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Blackout 2003: Pluto Strikes Again

Toronto in the Dark This is a sight that one never expects to see. A whole region of country blacked out. This one started in Akron, Ohio and quickly spread to other parts of the USA and Canada. I was … Continue reading

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Did Anyone Call “Shotgun”?

Fallsview Casino There’s an advertisement running on television at the moment that has an odd ending: just before the two couples leave the apartment, one guy says to the other, “Did anyone call ‘shotgun’?” When the other fellow says, “No”, … Continue reading

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My Lay’s Face

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Credit Union Poster Boy 1979

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