No Obvious Label

Mudlife crisis "obvious brand"

In the 7 years since i began blogging, WordPress has added advertisements (so now I pay to keep them off) and changed the difficulty index.

But I read this funny sentence in NYT about some fashion show, and realized that this could be my motto. No Obvious Label.

I’ve never felt comfortable being a billboard for certain things:

Car companies (now and then I’d accidentally ‘work’ for a car company, like when I was paid by Safe Routes To School. For about 20 or so classes I conducted with my SRS colleagues, I had to pop a CD into the computer that ostensibly touted bicycle safety, but all the while, the Honda robot did its “media impressions” magic to all the 2nd-4th graders that were our captive audience.

Naturally I didn’t last. I’m perhaps too critical of such things: IMBA flogs Subaru automobiles. All the race teams  of note had car company affiliations back in the 90s and 2000s.


~ by jacquiephelan on February 25, 2014.

2 Responses to “No Obvious Label”

  1. What a perfect visual that will be for Louisa’s interview report on Wild J

    P.S. I checked in with her last night and learned she started the book and was on p.60 – so she has another couple hundred pages before she can interview. I’m so excited for her to get to know you better.

  2. How wonderfully civilized we all are. Or are we not?;-)

    Life´s not exactly easy if you refuse to be labelled. Maybe you can draw satisfaction from the fact that your example has made it easier for me. Of course, I have to be lightly labelled still, but I remain critical of it.

    Thanks, Jacquie!

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