KOA ad: Really? Ya gotta be kiddin’ me!

By Chuck Woodbury Early in my career, when I was an aspiring capitalist, I subscribed to the weekly bible of the advertising industry, Advertising Age.  I remember an article about food photography. Two photos were displayed. The first was of a McDonald’s Big Mac from a magazine advertisement. If you were hungry, it made you drool. The burger looked gorgeous,…

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Meet Internet celeb Lil Miquela, who’s not even a real person

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL If you have a few minutes, watch this video about a human created entirely with computer graphics, who is an internet celebrity with more than 1.2 million fans on Instagram. Until recently, many (maybe most) of those fans assumed she was a real person. Actually, Lil Miquela was created by a talented graphic artist to…

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Today’s music stinks. This song from my past is a true musical masterpiece

Today’s music stinks. It’s boring. It’s just plain terrible! Now, you go back to the music of my day, when I grew up – the music then was real music. The lyrics said something, and it wasn’t just four-letter words (well, maybe in the case of this memorable hit tune it did include a four letter word – that started with…

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