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Thursday, March 16, 2021

I guess I can admit that I dig the beach-blanket bingo stylin’ Old Navy commercial for this Spring’s stripes collection.

But I can’t help feeling somewhat dirty over it.

Still, it’s damned infectious. The video has the typically frenetic Old Navy feel, and the song, “Clap! Shake! Jump!” by Andrea Revel (featuring Behavior) has undeniable rhythm:

Blue, blue, the sky is blue.
The grass is green and your heart is true.
You got more colors than I ever seen.
Pink and yellow and in between.
Let’s clap, clap Daddy-o. Daddy-o!

I still wouldn’t buy a thing there, at The Gap’s bastard corporate cousin. But I’ve got the clip saved to my hard drive.

(Thanks to PromoGuy dot Net for the links and lyrics)

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 03/16/2006 09:29:33 PM
Category: Advert./Mktg., TV
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Given that I’m edging up on my 35th year, and that it already feels like I’ve been here forever, the prospect of medical advances that would push life expectancy to 150 is mindboggling.

And really, not particularly desirable. For all the talk about how the senior demographic is better off, physically and financially, than previous generations, quality of life is still a big issue. In terms of the general environment, how likely is the world to adapt to an abundance of centarians-plus?

Socially, you’d think the youth culture would be supplanted due to sheer numbers; but really, the history of the 20th Century argues just the opposite. As lifespans stretched, younger tastes and sensibilities came to define the zeitgeist. No reason to think that’s going to change.

Maybe I should start enjoying my retirement now.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 03/16/2006 08:25:46 PM
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Ah, the Danes. When they’re not too busy pissing off all of Muslimdom with cartoons, they find time to illustrate how a stick-shift blowjob can drive home the need for new glasses.

And that’s just the commercials. Can’t imagine what the sitcoms are like.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 03/16/2006 08:02:23 PM
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In Oregon, Portland’s Wapato Facility took $59 million and two years to build. But now, despite rampant crime and a severe shortage of prison space, the 525-bed jail sits unused thanks to lack of money to staff it.

Actually, if the public money’s not there, perhaps Portland can emulate Oklahoma and start importing other States’ convicts, at a profit. Maybe the contracting fees could subsidize the whole operation.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 03/16/2006 07:50:07 PM
Category: Politics, Society
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