I guess this someone's idea of great marketing. I see this billboard every time I pass my local gas station, and each time, I cringe. It's intent, apparently, is to entice horny construction workers to buy work boots. (She's showing how sturdy and durable they are.) Do construction workers believe that when they go to the store to buy their boots, this girl will be there? Or do they look at this billboard and think, "Wow, those boots look great on her. Imagine how great they'll look on me!" It's like waving a shiny object at a bird: "Hey men, look over here. I've got these boobs. You want some shoes?" Regardless, it's embarrassing to have it in my nice neighborhood, and it's embarrassing for the poor girl who lowered herself to pose for it. Maybe someone told her it could be a stepping stone to something bigger... and maybe it will be. Someday she could end up in the White House.
About a year ago I gave up newspapers. Too bulky, a waste of paper, and I got all the news I could digest from the internet. I love the way I can skim through articles on my smartphone. .. it's efficient and easy to access. But on a recent getaway to a sunny spot in California, I was reintroduced to The Paper. And it's better. .. lots better. In the wake of dwindling circulation, the LA Times has retooled, with a narrower, easy to handle format, a clean layout, and what's seems to be. .. fewer ads? In other words, it's fantastic. And so I did something i swore I'd never do. I resubscribed. Maybe, just maybe... the tactile experience of the morning paper isn't dead. Plus, now if I ever need to wrap a fish, I've got something to wrap it in.
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