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What the hell is this? September 16, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — mamabagel @ 8:41 pm
Home Economics High School Text Book, 1954
Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal, on time. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospect of a good meal are part of the warm welcome needed.
Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so that you’ll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your makeup, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh-looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people. Be a little gay and a little more interesting. His boring day may need a lift.
Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the home just before your husband arrives, gather up schoolbooks, toys, paper, etc. Then run a dust cloth over the tables. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift, too.
Prepare the children. Take a few minutes to wash the children’s hands and faces (if they are small), comb their hair, and if necessary change their clothes. They are little treasures and he would like to see them playing the part.
Minimize all noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer, dishwasher, or vacuum. Try to encourage the children to be quiet. Be happy to see him. Greet him with a warm smile and be glad he is home.
Some don’ts: Don’t greet him with problems or complaints. Don’t complain if he is late for dinner. Count this as minor compared with what he might have gone through that day. Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or suggest he lie down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him. Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soft, soothing and pleasant voice. Allow him to relax and unwind.
Listen to him. You may have a dozen things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first.
Make the evening his. Never complain if he does not take you out to dinner or to other places of entertainment. Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure, his need to be home and relax.
The Goal: Try to make your home a place of peace and order where your husband can renew himself in body and spirit.
This is the biggest load of shit I have ever read!

Just another ad I like September 9, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — mamabagel @ 6:34 pm

Thought this was a cool ad for Christian Louboutin shoes, designed after traditional still lifes.



Totally…Totes Mcgotes (Assignment 4)

Filed under: Uncategorized — mamabagel @ 6:31 pm



What makes an ad successful?

I think that what makes an ad really successful is whether or not you are drawn to it.  Does your eye immediatly go to it and wonder what is going on.  A good ad should be simple and easy to figure out yet creative and new, or it should be something that takes people awhile to figure out but then it really sticks with them.  A good ad should be dynamic in creative elements and really sell the idea in a memorable way.

These two ads for the I liked because I think they are  successful ads.  Your eye is immediately drawn to it, trying to figure out what is going on.  Once you get what the advertisement is for it is fairly self explanatory what the message is that is being expressed.  The ad is stating, in a creative and visually funny way that having sex with out protection is extremely dangerous and stupid.  It would be ridiculous and dangerous for a person to go fight in war naked or put out a fire naked, you would get really hurt.  Having unprotected sex is the exact same thing, you will get hurt.

I am only critiquing the first ad, I just included the second one because I also thought it was funny.  The focal point in the ad I am analyzing is obviously the naked man, you can’t help but notice him, especially when he has fully covered people on either side of him, secondary emphasis is put on the fire although it is bigger and brighter.  The balance is uneven because you have the bright heavy fire on one side and the feel is different on the other.  The only color in this ad is the fire and the companies logo, everything else is neutral, doing this creates a visual pop of the ad and the fire without taking away from the man in the middle.  There isn’t really any sort of harmony in this ad but I think that is kind of the point.  The man in the middle isn’t supposed to belong here and that is why you take notice of the ad.  I think rhythm can be seen in this ad not in a literal sense but more in how a certain element causes your eye to go towards the focal point.  The fire in the ad starts out really low and then starts to curve up at the end and smoke across the top.  Something about the curving of the flames and the smoke billowing at the top causes my eye to be dragged back to the naked man.  I don’t know that this is necessarily and ad that an information flow, it is kind of right there.  You are led through the ad with the men in the suits and the curving fire that points to the naked man but other than that I think the information presented is pretty straight forward which makes it a successful ad.


Metaphore and Cliche

Filed under: Uncategorized — mamabagel @ 3:55 am

According to the dictionary, metaphore is: all language that involves figures of speech or symbolism and does not literally represent real things and one thing used or considered to represent another.  Ex: a heart of stone, meaning her heart is similar to stone but not actually stone.  Metaphor functions as a way for the viewer to interpet an object to mean something else, such as “It’s raining cats and dogs.”  It’s not really raining cats and dogs but the viewer will interpret cats and dogs as a lot of rain.  Metaphor is important because it allows an artist to express his idea in a possibly more accepted way than if they were completly obvious.  I am pretty sure we all remember the “This is your brain on drugs” PSA.  The egg represents or is a metaphor for our brain and the egg being fried is what happens to our brain on drugs.  I like the newer PSA where the egg gets smashed and everything in the room is smashed.  The egg obviously is still the brain, egg smashing is heroin, etc.  The video is pretty self explanatory.

A cliche is an idea that has been used so much that the original meaning or effect is lost, a stereotype of sorts.  This is especially true with ideas that at some point were meant to be pretty meaningful.  The lightbulb is one commonly used cliche for a bright idea.  I am sure at the time it was something very clever but now it is something that has been overused and is easily recognizable.


This one I just put because I thought it was funny the guy got the bottom of the light bulb tattooed on his neck so his head is the bright idea basically.



Not to bash on kids or anything… September 8, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — mamabagel @ 4:15 am

Um so this little boy is going to grow up and be huge and beat his wife while wearing overalls!


This is really weird September 3, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — mamabagel @ 6:05 pm

So whoever this soap star is, brought a stuffed cat from the set of her show to an awards show.  Apparently her character loves cats.  This is just too creepy, weird, and disgusting, she is obviously going to be that weird old lady surrounded by hundreds of cats!



Assignment 2

Filed under: Uncategorized — mamabagel @ 12:59 am

Assignment 2