Sunday, April 22, 2007

Lost Your Vim?

Incredibly windy here today, though toasty warm, so it wasn't unpleasant. On Saturday, I pitched the tents in the backyard with a mind toward airing them out, and they got a lot more air than I thought they would. But the tent stakes held, so nothing blew away.

One more image from Dallas, which I neglected to post last week, but which I like. Its a re-creation of a Dr. Pepper ad painted on the side of one of the buildings. Dr. Pepper promises vim, vigor, and vitality, and presumably other virtues of a lion. Lilly, dressed in black and pink, stands nearby, to give you a sense of scale (she's about a head shorter than an adult would be).

Interesting than sodas once promised such things -- a legacy of their roots as patent medicines, no doubt. These days, sports drinks do this kind of promising, though the word vim doesn't seem to come up much in advertising.


Post a Comment

<< Home