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Which magazines do you read?

With so many magazines out there these days and new ones coming out every week, it takes time (and money) to sort through them to find choices that work for you. Which magazines do you read regularly for:

  • recipes
  • style / fashion
  • family
  • other

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American Idol – love it ? or hate it?

  1. Are you an American Idol junkie?
  2. Do you own any albums or songs by former American Idol contestants?
  3. What do you think of Simon?
  4. Which do you enjoy most: the auditions or the finals?
  5. If the American Idol auditions came to a city near you, would you go? Why?

Your turn: tag! you’re it — play along below.
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Tasteful or tasteless?

I actually watched an ad on TV the other day, and the music in it really caught me off guard. It was one of the latest Wendy’s ads.

If you haven’t seen one yet, Wendy’s is using the song “Blister in the Sun” by the Violent Femmes in their ads now. Although the jury’s still out on whether the song is truly about the rumored meaning (personal pleasure) or not, the lyrics to this song are definitely not G-rated:

Body and beats
I stain my sheets
I don’t even know why
My girlfriend she’s at the end
She is starting to cry

Although the vocals aren’t used in the Wendy’s ads, it’s such a well known song that it’s impossible not to recognize it.

Wendy’s motto is “do what tastes right” — is this song really a good match for their wholesome family image?

Your turn: Should restaurants use provocative songs like this one in their marketing campaigns?

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TV-talk: who inspired you?

Q: There’s been a lot in the media about how TV affects children and shapes their personal view of themselves and the world around them. All TV programming is laden with messages – some are obvious, others are more veiled.

As a young girl which TV character inspired you most?

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Who would you replace?

We’ve been watching a new show in our house lately — The Replacements. On the show, Todd and Riley find a cell phone in a comic book that lets them replace unwanted people in their lives. The concept sounds simple (and fun) enough but they learn each replacement has unexpected consequences!

For example, when they replaced their librarian who didn’t allow talking with a new one, they got a heavy metal rock star and Riley couldn’t study and stopped being an A-student!

Your turn: If you had Todd and Riley’s cell phone – who would you replace in your life and why?

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