Friday, September 12, 2008
Listening to Morning Edition today they had a segment on political messages and advertising. They played an ad from 1952 (I like Ike, you like Ike, everybody likes Ike!) - it's so sweet and innocent - nothing like anything you'd see today. And then this Kennedy ad that just goes "KennedyKennedyKennedyKennedyKennedy for me!", which was very simple and then got stuck in my head, reminding me of that Cheers episode when Woody sings the Kelly song.
The segment goes on to compare messaging over the years - change vs. experience has been done over and over again. And focusing on the vice presidential candidate isn't that new, either - there was one when Agnew was running for vice president with very little experience - there's just a guy laughing, looking at a TV announcing the candidate, followed by text saying "it would be funny if it weren't so serious." Yipes. That's all we'll say about that. Eight weeks, guys.
There was a REALLY funny segment a couple of days ago, interviewing a guy who compared Russian/Soviet leaders over the years, and VERY consistently they have gone from bald to hairy to bald to hairy. Without fail. And the song they came up with for this observation was HILARIOUS - please go listen. (The song is at around 1:03.)
Now I'm off to make bicycle helmets and cigar boxes - have a great weekend! (And please don't blame me if you're singing "Khrushchev was bald" for the next two days...)