If you find scary movies unnerving, brace yourself for the new designer purses they’ve (obviously) inspired
By Dale Hrabi
As various blogs have documented, high fashion has been working its malnourished butt off lately to make handbags as ugly as possible. While we’re concerned about these purses’ self-esteem—how would you feel if your face were obscured with gratuitous zippers, vomitous fringe, leprous appliqués, and macabre pom-poms?—the real question is: What’s behind this trend?
At first we were puzzled. Then, while screening the latest Texas Chainsaw Massacre, we casually noted Leatherface’s resemblance to a certain Fendi satchel and a light went off: Have designers, desperate for shock value, been turning to horror movie villains for inspiration? Further investigation bears out this troubling theory.
Archive for October, 2006
People who don’t respect the blogging community. The following article is very geeky, but a good example of how the conversation between consumers and companies is changing.
Basically, this guy runs a non profit time server in Denmark that powers most of the internal clocks in web servers for the Denmark internet. His server is getting hit by a ton of D-Link products that need acquire the correct time. Long story short, D-Link listed his server with out permission and now they are costing him money via consulting and bandwidth fees. He wanted to cover his losses and D-Link would not meet him halfway. After months with out progress he posted the whole account online in the hopes that someone from D-Link would do the right thing.
First thing I read this morning was that N. Korea had conducted an underground Nuclear test. Most of the articles I could find were pretty basic. N. Korea tested a bomb and pretty much everyone was pissed about it.
I ran across another article that at least briefly some background to the situation, in a seemingly unbiased way (amazing I know!) Check it out here.
The part of the story that really caught my eye was not the content of the article, but the advertisement with in it. The shipping company UPS had an ad whose copy read “stockpile less, deliver more”
I assume I don’t have to point out the obvious correlation of nuclear tests, the cold war and stockpiling.
Was this the work of coincidence or of a genius marketer? If you are UPS do you embrace the press you might get, or do you pull your adds immediately?
I love, love, love this article. I think it points out one of the emerging truths about our generation- we don’t trust anyone. For the first time, information is so easily available that I never have to take a newscast at face value. 2 minutes of googling and I have more information than our parents get from reading a week of newspapers.
Nobody argues that the networks are biased. At least if you watch Stewart you get a little humor with your news.
It’s no joke: IU study finds The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to be as substantive as network news
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 4, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Which would you think has more substantive news coverage — traditional broadcast network newscasts or The Daily Show with Jon Stewart?
Would you believe the answer is neither?