Mr. Right-Click and I have taken to referring to the stretch of the 710 freeway between downtown Los Angeles and Long Beach as Lap Band Alley. Perhaps you can understand why. In this one stretch of highway, it is impossible to drive more than a quarter mile without seeing at least one billboard advertising lap […]
I like a good heart-stopping promotion every once in a while, don’t you?
I’m going to start a movement called Purple, and it will be all about using shit one time and then throwing it away. We will champion the cause of the common man/woman who has a simple goal of putting his unwanted crap in a landfill. And we will reward him for doing it by building […]
You might have noticed that we’re in the midst of a kind of strange transitional period in advertising at present. Advances in technology (Tivo) and a more widespread use of technology (internet use has increased 342% worldwide since 2000) have finally forced traditional advertisers to rethink the way they try to reach consumers. But only […]
[singlepic=21,560,560,,center] I know, it’s not exactly a personal finance post, but it does offer a commentary on our consumer society. This is from a Toys ‘R Us in the Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, but the mind reels as to how many people this had to get past before it was displayed–the printers, the store […]
[singlepic=18,560,560,,center] Personally, I’ve never been much of a gambler. Which admittedly, is strange, since nearly every other vice known to man is something I’ve used and abused. But with gambling, eh. I never have really had much use for casinos except back in the day that I was drinking, because I’d go and sit at […]