Monthly Archives: February 2020

In Vain Did the Opponents Urge That This Was Irregular

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: In Pennsylvania the proceedings connected with the ratification were precipitous and narrowly escaped being irregular. Before it was known that Congress would even transmit the Constitution to the states for their consideration, George Clymer, who had … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Do It Today

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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The “Comfort” of Conspiracy Theories

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A common objection to conspiracy theories is that the worldview that conspiracy theories reflects is more psychologically comforting than the actual reality. The objection goes something like this, “You think that X event was the result of … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Ad Watch: Olay’s “Make Space for Women”

Fenster writes: It is noteworthy but not surprising that Olay, a skin care product for women, would choose to advertise during the Super Bowl.  As noted in an earlier post in this series women are not only the main purchasers … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Parting Shots

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:  

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Super Bowl Ad Watch: Porsche’s “The Heist”

Fenster writes: Porsche’s contribution to the Super Bowl ad sweepstakes is a well-engineered contraption called The Heist.  The one minute short version aired during the game.  Better for us to look at the extended version, which can be seen here.  … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Ad Watch: Half-time, Pause and Digression

Fenster writes: We just took a look at the Super Bowl ad for Genesis starring Legend & Teigen.  I’ll shortly be taking a closer look at some other ads, including Porsche and that Super Bowl stalwart Oil of Olay.  First, … Continue reading

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