Wednesday, June 9, 2010

i'm on to you, ad men

So this arrived in the mail today from a certain retail chain store and I thought, "Oh look, it's Kirk Douglas from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea". Am I right?
Do they do this stuff on purpose or is it coincidence? I have my radar tuned into advertising these days because 1) I've been reading "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell. It has really given me some new insights into how products are presented to and received by the public - really interesting stuff. and 2) Because a certain online friend made it sound so intriguing, I have recently started watching Mad Men. I know that's not the 'real' world of advertising or anything but it does sometimes make you think about how the whole process works. Netflix just sent two more installments today so I can get my fix as soon as the kids are in bed!
And yes, there has been a little bit of stitching going on, really there has. In order for me to show you my most recent project though, I would have to take a trip to the local landfill and dig it out. *sigh* It happens, oh well. I'm sure at some point over the Summer I will have at least a stitch or two to share. Geez, I sure hope so!


MafiosaGrrl said...

Yep, it's certainly a Kirk rip-off. Ironically enough, here at my house we watched that movie recently. I was thinking to myself, man, oh man! Someone needs to bring back that tight, striped shirt, sailor-look that Kirk is sporting, lol.

Corinne said...

I guess Kohl's agreed with you. I saw Kirk Douglas in a whole new light after that movie too :)

Melissa Crowe said...

"Interesting" is the word I would use in polite company. In my head, I keep a few more adjectives for why I'm so in love with that show. ;-)