Archive for June, 2012

Know Your Audience, Part 2


See? The city did know what they were doing when they put an outdoor gym in North Hollywood Park!

outdoor gym

For Your Consideration


Somehow, I don’t think that they chose either the image or the bus stop because they wanted to reach Emmy voters.

Project Runway poster

Infographic: Social Media and Higher Ed


Where does your college or university–the one you work at, or the one you went to–fit in?

Surviving the College Dining Hall
Via: Online Universities Blog

Is a Return to Your Roots Always a Good Idea?


Doritos brings you a blast from the past:

“Taco flavor” was their first offering, in 1968. And while they brought it back for a limited run earlier this year, it’s apparently now a permanent offering.

While we’re talking about Doritos–I know, I know, we’re not even in the neighborhood of authenticity–I can’t help but wonder: Really?

“Taco flavor” was something exotic and new in 1968. Trust me, you couldn’t even find tortillas in supermarkets once you left the southwest–and I’m talking about the early 1980s, which already were a world of cultural awareness away from the late 1960s.

Now it’s 2012. And I can’t help but wonder: What does “taco flavor” mean? Asada? Carnitas? Lengua? Bean and cheese? Some random assortment of spices? What on earth should I be expecting to taste if I buy this package of Doritos?

And do we really want to take our food cues from 1968?

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