I grew up in Bend during the 50’s and 60’s too. I lived on Aubrey Butte and both Wetle (Jack and Bob) families were our neighbors. I have fond memories of many of the same things that Mike M mentioned in his post. They trumpeted the brand’s historical legacy and the tradition of handcraftsmanship to give the products an air of luxury legitimacy. They encouraged their designers to stage extravagant or provocative fashion shows at a million dollars a pop to drum up controversy and make headlines. They spent billions of dollars on deliberately shocking advertising campaigns?Dior’s grease smudged lesbian ads to sell purses, Saint Laurent’s full frontal male nudity shot to sell perfume?that made their brands as recognizable and common as Nike and Ford.
As we’ve mentioned, the commercial licensing of pop songs caused the decline of the jingle. In 1987, the Beatles tune “Revolution” was licensed for a Nike shoe campaign, which would prove to be the start of a revolution in advertising. As markets became increasingly clogged with indistinguishable products, it was no longer possible (or relevant) to tout the absolute supremacy of a product.
I mean, I think the big problem that I had with listening to Lance over the last couple of days was how controlled how much he was trying to control this confession. That someone had put out a very funny tweet in my timeline that other day that said, “With this much remorse he could be the next spokesperson for the NRA.” I mean, it was really that controlling. And I’m listening to this, and I’m thinking, he’s not sorry at all about this..
It’s still two of the 1990s guys who provided so many thrills McGwire and Sosa, as they got 10 percent and 6.6 percent of the vote last year. There’s no amount of ballot rule shifting or change of attitudes that are going to get them to the Hall before they come off the ballot. The good news is that there will eventually be a need for a Hall of Fame committee to revisit the era and get history right..
It’s all turning into a high culture soap opera. But the stakes couldn’t be higher. What will happen to Bayreuth and its theatre, the holy grail of the Wagner cult? When will Wolfgang finally step down? Will it be this year? No one knows for sure, but he’s not been seen around the Green Hill this week, and is rumoured to be very ill..
Nothing could be further from the truth. I merely sought to bring attention to the fact that neither side is completely guilty or completely innocent. That isn the same as condoning violence. Contract LawMinority (or “infancy”) is considered a vulnerability to the individual’s capacity to enter binding contracts and give informed consent. State jurisdictions differ on details, but minors are usually able to void contracts made before the age of majority with limited liability or consequences; this creates a high risk situation for any party signing a contract with a minor. Upon reaching the age of majority (as legally declared by the state), the individual can choose to either disaffirm or ratify a previous contract; inaction after a reasonable window of time is considered affirmation.