Category: consumer

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ads: target…ed

Peeking over a co-worker’s shoulder as we were discussing the comeback of colored denim this year, I noticed that the “Top Picks” in Target’s Women’s jeans section had a fairly appropriate sponsor. 🙄

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free: The 7th Guest for iOS

For my old-school gamers out there or just those that appreciate the earlier generations of computer puzzle games, The 7th Guest from Trilobyte Games is free for iPhone and iPad today only (5/1/2012). “Welcome to my … house!” Old Man...

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comics: Saving the Day

Nothing quite like free comic books, right? Not just on Free Comic Book Day–coming up this Saturday, in fact–but the comics you could get by sending in UPC labels, or packaged in breakfast cereal, or handed out at school or...

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beer: Guinness’ ad and Coors’ fad?

Ah, the things you see while watching live television. I’d sort of forgotten about St. Patrick’s Day this weekend since I’m not really a bar crawler and while there may be some Irish blood in me, it’s fairly well diluted....

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ads: Liquid-Plumr Double Impact

I haven’t seen this on TV yet, but it’s on their official YouTube channel so this at least appears to be a real ad that they’re hoping goes viral. Sadly I’ve only ever had to use Liquid-Plumr once in my...

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the Lorax: I speak for the SUVs?!

I don’t use the horrible hyperbole of “raping my childhood”1 that too may are willing to throw at just about anything that doesn’t respect their very specific and unwavering nostalgic vision of something they loved when they were a kid....

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video: Choccy Philly?

I am not a chocaholic. I like chocolate, but confronted with a Golden Ticket and the resulting lifetime supply of chocolate, I’d still be a little, “Eh.” My partner, however, is and even he balked at Philadelphia’s newest product which...

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video: Holiday Cheer from Andrew Christian

I think it’s safe to post this one now as darkness has firmly taken hold and all good little boys and girls should be asleep in their beds so that Santa doesn’t skip over their house. Underwear/Swimwear–and other goods too,...

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ads: bad timing?

I kept noticing this ad for DC Takes On HIV in the Columbia Heights metro station for the past week: When I visit my doctor, I Ask For The Test. It’s not just for me. It’s because I care about...

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music: Happy Pandora Holidays!

Since making the switch to a car-free lifestyle, the one odd thing I noticed most in conversation is how much I don’t hear what’s on the radio anymore. Co-workers will come in telling me of morning shows or ads and...

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deals: Groupon Now! $1 Lunch

While there isn’t as much detail as Living Social’s Dollar Lunch Day back in April, Groupon will be offering Groupon Now!™ $1 Lunch Deals in selected cities today.† Friday [November 18, 2011] only, Groupon Now! will offer thousands of lunch...

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video: …in your own home.

Long gone are the days where I would find myself watching TV at 2:30 in the morning, but if I happened to be catching Futurama at that hour, I might have seen the following ad from xfinity offering me some...

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in DC: garage sale

Seen while walking around out and about this weekend. May well be one of the most honest garage sale signs I’ve seen in a while: Come get some great stuff for less than coffee… or just come and watch me...

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ads: Kia’s losing its Soul

It all started out so innocently. A unique vehicle with an innovative ad strategy. Kia Soul, the urban crossover vehicle.1 The hamsters are cute, the music is good with both a pop and retro feel, and the iPod brings instant...

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books: intrigue & inspiration

Hard as it may be to believe, I still read books. Admittedly, most of them are comic books, but I’ve been trying once again take advantage of the commute or a little lunch break at the office to read. It...