Characters have to have character:
… or they are just left on the drawing board.
note: what makes Miffy, Hello Kitty, Snoopy, Bart Simpson and Mickey Mouse so special?
double note: Does Mr. Gucci only wear Gucci? Does Mr. Armani only wear Armani? Does Mr. Levi only wear Levi’s? Does Mr. Loom only wear Fruit of the Loom?
Planetross wears Planetross stuff, but only because it’s not cool. I’m sure if it ever caught on, I’d never wear that trendsetter stuff … unless I could get a lucrative endorsement.
triple note: I spend more time telling people that the teeth are pickles. For some reason, people think they are caterpillars: dill pickles aren’t very popular over here to be fair.
Today none of my students wanted any of my imaginary ketchup sandwiches.
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Tagged Armani, Bart Simpson, being outside of very large garbage cans, caterpillars, character building, characters, dill pickles, flattery as a pancake, Fruit of the Loom, Gucci, hello kitty, humor, humour, ketchup sandwiches, Levi's, Mickey Mouse, Miffy, planetross, Snoopy, tooth pickles
Ski resorts need an angle … or an angel, if they’re not good at catching typos.
I found myself perusing the ski brochures at the local 7-11 because I couldn’t get to the library.
The ski resorts in the brochures above seem to be sending the message that they are for serious skiers and snowboarders.
These places are going for the cutesy character/mascot family crowd.
Who wouldn’t want to ski at a place that has cartoon bears, snowpeople, or rabbits on their pamphlets?
If Miffy skis there, it must be awesome!
I’m not sure why this place chose eggs; maybe their brochure artist was pretty limited in the drawing department.
I guess eggs can go in the men’s and ladies’ hotspring baths … because they will never be born and find out if they are male or female.
This place is into the subliminal advertising angle. I wrote about this last year.
All these ski resorts must have done some research and hired expensive advertising companies to come up with something mildly different … or not so beaten to death.
but … what were these people thinking?
Maybe it’s just me, but that is kind of freaky.
note: I don’t want to be a snow bunny … I want to be a snow leopard!
double note: posting may get a bit more sporadic from here on in … until over out there somewhere in January.
… I’ll keep you posted … or maybe not posted so much.
notes to myself # 82
You don’t really suffer from acne during the teen years … but when you do get the odd pimple it always seems to be on the tip of your nose.
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Tagged acne, advertising, characters, hotspring eggs, humor, mascots, Miffy, mildly different ... or not so beaten to death, onsen tamago, pimples, ski brochures, ski pamphlets, ski resorts, snow bunnies, snow leopards, snowboarding, the rabbitman!