Recent Streetsblog SF posts about Ad Nauseam

Cellular Industry Gives Big Tobacco a Run for Its Money

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Western Union cellphone ad from 1984. Image via NYT Concerns arose not long after it hit the market. External studies seemed to confirm what industry insiders feared: The product could pose a public health risk. But as sales soared, whistleblowers who didn’t leave their jobs were forced to keep quiet. Companies maintained a posture of […]

Ad Nauseam: What “Cash for Clunkers” Hath Wrought

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The government’s Cash for Clunkers program officially begins today, but car dealers have been running ads like this one for a while already. They have to keep the public informed: Now you can trade in your old car and buy a brand-new SUV or pick-up truck with a hefty assist from Uncle Sam. Here we […]

The Opposite of Ad Nauseam: Farrah Fawcett on a Bike

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It’s been a tumultuous week in more ways than one. We’re going to leave it behind with a flashback, via Cycelicious, to the late 1970s, when Farrah Fawcett pedaled to promote her own line of shampoo. What helmet could contain that hair? We couldn’t find video of Ed McMahon or Michael Jackson on a bike […]