There’s a pleasant, old-fashioned feel to Alpha.
Still the same game in attack ads: associate the candidate with negative images (in this case, it's the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud -- wait, that wasn't all that long ago!). Word-association, no matter how meaningless, still works. As the SNL Palin rap phrased it: "When I say Obama, you say Ayers! Obama! Ayers! Obama! Ayers!" Or, if you're
Joseph McCarthy Michele Bachmann: "Obama! Anti-American! Congress! Anti-American! Investigation! Anti-American! I never said Anti-American!" (See how that works?)
Full disclosure: The anti-Goldwater ad above, perhaps the most scandalous political ad in American TV history (sorry, "Willie Horton"!) actually ran only once. More about it here.
This message came to me from a reader named Peter Svensland. He and a fr...
A tribute to the Queen of Soul.
Having once made the statement above, I have declined all opportunities to ...
An essay about Alien 3, as excerpted from the latest edition of the online magazine Bright Wall/Dark Room.