How does the concept of the clown fit into modern advertising schemes? While I'm not sure I have the answer, I do have several examples of how the idea of the clown has shifted over the decades... and where this image may be heading in the advertising realm... and beyond. But they're still scary to me.
There are more than 300 members of the parrot family and many of them, from the large macaw to the budgerigar (budgie Parakeets), make wonderful pets. Parrots are very social birds and they love to explore and, of course, "talk." But anyone who owns a pet parrot knows that these highly intelligent birds need a lot of interaction, companionship, and challenging toys to keep them happy and healthy.
Do you really think it's a coincidence that the nickname for Valentine's Day is VD? It seems the sickeningly sweet day sneaks up on us every year just like a recurring case of genital herpes. And yes, the outbreak is here again.
If you're looking anger your significant other and you really don't want to get any love this year, then simply try any of these great gifts and you're certain to spend the rest of the night relaxing (and sleeping) on your couch.
Just say the word "clown" to me and I shudder. So why, dear readers, would I write a two-part article about them? Because I think they've gotten a bad rap in advertising campaigns, that's why. But they're still scary....
There are many out there who wish they didn't have to get out of bed every day to go to work. That doesn't do much by way of earning an income - but wouldn't it be a dream job if you could get paid to climb in bed every day.
Since Google announced that they would no longer continue to censor in China, pretty much everybody has assumed that they won't be able to remain in the country. That may turn out to be the case. I'm not going to speculate too much on the issue, because there's way more than enough being said already.
In the midst of all that headache, I do want to point out a few humorous tributes to Google that some Chinese netizens have published online.