There are plenty of great news stories developing and you’ll hear about all of them. And yes, some thoughts on the Miss Universe fiasco.
And wishing you all a Merry Christmas with some classic images.
In the 1880’s Edison had developed a walnut-sized lightbulb that could be used as a Christmas light for a Christmas tree. When President Cleveland in 1895 lit up a White House Christmas tree using the small bulbs it began the trend in earnest. Now we have the LED.
Humiliating pets in scenes such as this is nothing new.
THE SANTA CHRONICLES
Around 1900 the typical Santa had his fur-trimmed outfit made of what might have been beaver. by the 1940’s this appeared to evolve into baby white seal or arctic fox.
Early depictions showed no fur trim at all and no sled either. Santa was apparently some sort of bum wandering around in a slanket. In today’s market he would be labeled a pedophile and banned from any sort of mall appearance.
It was soon discovered that Santa made the perfect pitchman. As a bonus,, he was royalty-free and didn’t have a pesky agent. In the early ad, pictured on the left, he appears to be selling bongs. Not sure what is on his head.
The shameless advertising agencies soon found a new way to advertise to children via images of Santa who was apparently a cigarette and tobacco whoreshilling for every brand available.
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From last year with the same message. Dogs are fully aware of the fact that they are being humiliated for human amusement purposes. You can see it in their eyes.