Five Things – 1.27.14

1.  Bart vs. The Space Mutants – By 1991 the Simpsons marketing machine was fully oiled, churning out just about anything that could possibly fit a character’s face on it.  Bart Simpson T-Shirts were being blamed for creating subversion among children, yet he could sell Butterfingers until the cows came home and that was somehow okay….

Five Things – 2.4.13

1.  Super Simon – The last time I shared a Simon commercial, we saw how they positioned it as the must-have device for dominance on the playground.  In 1978, Milton Bradley came out with Super Simon, a device that looks like it was ripped right off of Carl Sagan’s ship in Cosmos.      Super Simon…