Category Archives: Culture

Gillette’s Real Target Audience

 

Gillette's real target audience

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Here’s the Gillette ad directed at customers who may be underachieving in the best a man can be category. But ADWEEK says the ad was a hit with Gillette’s real target audience – women.

 

Ocasio-Cortez Dances Around Party Leadership

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A star is born in the Democratic party and the leadership is worried. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has an agenda that calls for free college, free healthcare, and a 70% income tax on the wealthy. She also wants to totally eliminate fossil fuels as well as the party’s fossil leadership. And she has some nice dance moves.

The media can’t get enough of it.

The party’s millennial base has moved left. Too far left to to win elections fear its baby boom elders. “I certainly hope she’s not the future and I don’t believe she is,” says  Joe Lieberman.

AOC’s response, “New party, who dis?”

Politico’s Rachel Blade and Heather Caygle take a look at the party split here in “Exasperated Democrats try to rein in Ocasio-Cortez.”

Meanwhile, WSJ editor Gerard Baker thinks “she may be one of the most important political figures of our age.”

Happy New Year Data

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Electronic Frontiers Foundation took a look back at 2018 data privacy scandals.

The Marriott hack that stole data from up to 500 million visitors made the cut. But the report says the really bad actors “were the tech companies themselves, harvesting of mountains of users’ data and employing flawed systems to use and share it.”

Sports Illustrated Too

Christine Blasey Ford Presents Award
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Christine Blasey Ford Presents Award

The publisher of the popular Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue gave its Inspiration of the Year award to Rachael Denhollander. Rachel was the first to accuse Dr. Larry Nasser of sexually abusing her as a young gymnast under his care. And over 150 other other victims came forward to corroborate her story.

Here testimony put Dr. Nasser in prison for 175 years. And his employer, Michigan State University, paid $500 million in settlements to 332 victims. Vox has has an in depth story of what happened here.

Christine Blasey Ford Presents Award

Christine Blasey Ford made a video presentation of the award. She claims to be a victim too. She accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of molesting her at a high school party. But no one corroborated her story. Nor could she remember when or where the alleged assault happened or how she got there or got home.

Judge Kavanaugh was put on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Nuke Global Warming

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Time’s running out according the latest government climate change report. The Fourth National Climate Assessment says global warming will shrink the economy 10% by the end of the century.

But Bjorn Lomborg says it’s not all that bad. His worst case scenario would only cause a 5% hit to the economy.

Deadly Global Warming

Oh wait, that’s not the real worst case scenario. In 2017 the Daily Mail said there’s a 5% chance climate change will kill every last one of us by 2021.

Anyway, it seems like people who take these reports seriously might also take nuclear power seriously as a solution. This Scientific American article says we can nuke our way out of global warming.