Fictional Ad Agencies: A TV History of Mad Men

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jul 23, 2010 in Television

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Don Draper from Mad MenThe latest season highly anticipated season of Mad Men is set to open this weekend so we decided to take a look at the time honored tradition working at a fictional ad agency. Once upon a time ad agencies didn’t have much of a place in pop culture but the book that changed all of that was Confessions of an Advertising Man by David Ogilvy in 1963. The year before Ogilvy got on the cover of Time magazine and as the 60s progressed so did the golden age of advertising agencies. And television shows picked up on this new career path for the smart set: Read more…

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Probably the Cheesiest Retrogaming Commercial Ever Made: Yoshi’s Cookie

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 9, 2008 in Videogames

This is a really bad low budget spot from 1992 for Yoshi’s Cookie which was published by Nintendo for the NES and GameBoy. With current craze of kitchen oriented videogames this old school snack food title suddenly popped into my mind, here’s an example of the game play: Read more…

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