Category Archives: Advertising

Kendall Jenner: A big nothing

AB over at Fakeologist is kind enough now and then to highlight some of our work here, and I merely wanted to return the favor. His piece, Kendall Jenner media storm caught my eye, and watching the Pepsi commercial in … Continue reading

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Banned in Canada! “Confessions of an Adman — Inside the Mind of TPTB”

I was contacted a few weeks ago by Phil Solesky,* who is a regular reader of Miles Mathis and now comments here. We had a very interesting e-mail exchange, and I asked Phil if I could publish it here, with … Continue reading

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A primer on “mental illness”

Certain words grate on me – they are used to avoid using using other words. It is part of how we process things, I suppose, a way of denying reality. For example, on NPR and I suppose elsewhere too, they … Continue reading

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The gentle art of lying

I had occasion this morning to visit both the Billings Gazette and Missoulian websites. Both are owned by Lee, both are busy-busy, full of links, and annoying. If you think newspapers exist to deliver news, I’ve got a bridge to … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different …

We usually keep a Clif bar on our kitchen counter, and I grab a nibble several times during the day. I do not like them, but we don’t keep other candies around, so that’s what it has to be. I … Continue reading

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Manager, corn products division

I was reading a Linkedin profile this morning, and discovered yet another amazing person. I wondered as I read it if there exists in this land an ordinary human. I worked jobs. I filled slots, became proficient at the things … Continue reading

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Hope for an Apple

“Trotter and LeBon concluded that the group mind does not think in the strict sense of the word. In place of thought it has impulses, habits and emotions. In making up its mind, its first impulse is usually to follow … Continue reading

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The image and reality of Jon Tester

I ran across the picture on the left last night. Tester’s handlers settled on an old and abused work jacket as a symbol of the man – but there it is still relatively new and undamaged. They worked it over, … Continue reading

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Fantasyland

I committed a cardinal sin of writing yesterday … oh wait. I do that all the time. Up on the right above it says something about the difficulty of being concise. It takes work, and with blogging writing is throwaway … Continue reading

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Fog of news

“From a marketing point of view, you don’t introduce new products in August.” (Andrew H. Card Jr., White House chief of staff, on why the Bush administration waited until September of 2002 to press for public support of its Iraq … Continue reading

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