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Tokyo On The Go: The Retro Charm of Ōme

For my first day in Tokyo I wanted to take in some vintage Japan, circa 1950s-60s. I wanted to visit a throwback, somewhere far from the throngs of tourists, which in bustling Tokyo can sometimes be quite difficult. But pre-trip … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge: The Letter A: Advertising

Specifically outdoor advertising, and nobody does that better than the Japanese. For someone who works in advertising, the city was a goldmine of inspiration. I don’t know what most of it means, but I love the relentless creativity behind it … Continue reading

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Essay: The Carl’s Jr. Whoreburger

Lately I’ve been seeing a TV commercial for Carl’s Jr., a popular American fast food chain. In it, a Britney Spears look-a-like who can only be described as “busty” is cavorting in a convertible at drive-in movie. She’s holding a … Continue reading

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