That’s Getting A Little Personal

Pants Ad
This was a funny advertisement hanging in Hot Topic in the mall. 



It says: “Get in our pants”–well, excuse you!



Using sexual come-ons to sell, sell, sell…is not a new marketing strategy. 



As they say in the biz world, “Sex sells!”



Perhaps a more targeted ad about quality, fit, and pricing would be more to the product point.



But why sell with facts, when you can sell with fantasy. ;-)



(Source Photo: Dannielle Blumenthal)

Electric Cars, Forget About It

Male Female

With all the talk about electric cars, I think what we’ve forgotten is that they are still just cars and oh-so 20th century. 


What I mean is that they are not transformative. 


You’re still in a car, traveling around 15-60(+) miles per hour, stopping at stop lights/signs, yielding to other cars and pedestrians, driving over potholes, getting stuck in traffic, and having to fill up on “juice” every few hundred miles. 


And with the cost of oil way done (about half from last year), there may be a positive environmental impact, and that’s important, but that’s about it for this invention. 


So if you can get over the range anxiety and fear of running out of electric power and not finding a convenient place to plug into, and you don’t mind waiting an hour or so for the fill up, well then you can drive on batteries–and all the power to you. 


But like the toy cars and trucks that I played with as a child, they too often ran on batteries, and I’d zoom them around on the kitchen and dining room floor with lights and sirens flashings–now that was exciting. 


And yes, a driverless car (like from Google) is a little more of a step forward in terms of really changing how we travel…but then again, maybe it’s like sitting on a bus, metro, cruise ship, or airplane today–read the paper, snooze, listen to music, or watch a video, but you don’t have to do anything to move the vehicle or navigate the terrain. 


In a way, cars are pretty much just fancy horses with wheels–whether powered by hay, gas, or electric–they are terrestrial and sort of boring on the ride–even with the windows down and music playing. 


In my opinion, it is high time for some travel without the crunched seats, traffic jams, no turn lanes, traffic cameras, expensive tickets, looking for parking spaces, pot holes, flat tires, and all the other nuisances of daily car commuting. 


What I like about the picture in this blog though is that it makes me think of a much greater leap when it comes to transportation–whether by transporter, jet pack, pneumatic tubes, or time/space machine–we can get there effortlessly and lippity-snappity quick.


And the car, it can stay in the garage–or find its place in the Museum of History–for all I care. ;-)


(Source Photo: Rebecca Blumenthal)

Countryside Landscape

Countryside Landscape

I like this beautiful painting of a countryside landscape. 


The vibrant fall colors of reds, oranges, yellows, and browns.


The tops of the houses and steeple jutting up from the lush foliage. 


The bluish-green mountains in the background, the wavy blue water lined by white sand on the upper left, and the light blue sky with clear white clouds at the very top. 


It’s a little bit of Heaven right here on Earth.


Where peace, prosperity, and health are abundant and prevail.


G-d should bless us. 


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

The Geometric Desk

desk
Thought this desk was really nice. 



Professional, clean, hardwood, and very polished!



Not overly large, but I  liked the geometry of this thing, which made up for it.



The square draws on one side and the inverted cone on the other–very cool.



Great design, and seemingly good quality for home or office. 



Made in America? That would be especially nice (let’s bring the manufacturing home!)  ;-)



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Hmm…A Nuke Deal With Iran–Just Ask Why?

iran burns flags

Here are 10 simple points any reasonable person would ask about a Nuke deal with Iran:


HATRED OF AMERICA–THEIR ENEMY #1:


1) Iran, of the Axis Of Evil, considers “The Great Satan” (as they call America) their “number one enemy”, they chant “Death to America,” and even hang our President in effigy.


MURDERING AND THREATENING TO RAIN DEATH AND DESTRUCTION ON AMERICANS:


2) Iran threatened brutal attacks on America as well as on the President’s family, and Iranian military documents endorse a devastating EMP attack on the United States

3) Iran says it will destroy the U.S. Navy, and destroyed a mock U.S. aircraft carrier in February!

4) Iran held our diplomats hostage for 444 days

5) Iran through it’s proxy Hezbolah killed 241 U.S. Marines in the Lebanon suicide attack.


DENYING THE HOLOCAUST AND THREATENING ANNIHILATION OF ISRAEL:


6) Iran threatens to annihilate Israel.

7) Iran is a leading denier of the Holocaust, where 6 million Jews were murdered just 70 years ago. 


THE WORLD’S LEADING SPONSOR OF TERRORISM AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES:


8) Iran is the leading state sponsor of terrorism worldwide.

9) Iran is the worst human rights offender in the world today.


ONGOING DEFIANCE OF THE WORLD ON NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION ACTIVITIES:


10) Iran continues to hide their dangerous nuclear activites from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), even as they profess cooperation, seek a lifting of sanctions and legitimacy for their nuke program. 


(All opinions my own)


(Source Photo: here with attribution to MEMRI via Fox News)

Building And Flowers

Castle
Thought this painting of this gorgeous Spanish-styled building intermeshed with beautiful flowers was magnificant. 



I saw this hanging in a high-end home decor store around Washington, D.C. 



I like the side-looking angle upward as the building rises and peaks.



Also, all the shapes with squares, spheres, columns, archways and more along with all the brillant colors around it makes this something special to look at.



Hope you enjoy it! ;-)



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Respect The Legs

Legs
I took this photo of this statue of a lady perched up high on a column.



It’s an interesting (yet in my estimation a somewhat demeaning) view of femininity as demonstrated by the relatively small body, but oversized crossed-over legs. 



Perhaps the artist thinks this is sexy or provocative…



Or maybe it’s just a relaxing pose with head high and back and arm behind her head.



Either way, you’ve got to respect those legs, and of course, the woman. ;-)



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)