Thursday, April 7, 2011
The Tumblr site Hipstertracker today deconstructs the Charles Atlas ad, offering four reasons why the ad makes no sense from a "modern" point of view. Food for thought?
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tom Motley and the other contributors to True Fiction #8: Made out of "Mac" for being named a Notable Comic of 2010! Made out of Mac does what we love best here at Kicking the Sand: It takes the Atlas "sand-kicking" ad and parodies it in any number of different ways, usually by using "constraints" created by the OuLiPo group. T. Motley edited the book and contributed many of the strips (and signed my copy!). You can order the comic here, and you can see some more of the contents at the Notable Comics link, and also at Tom Motley's blog here.