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Archive for April, 2012

Subtext, Subterfuge, and Camel SNUS

Posted by J.C. Wigriff on April - 26 - 2012

In 1967, at the Human Be-In gathering in San Francisco, Dr. Timothy Leary delivered his now infamous proclamation to thousands of teens: “Turn on, tune in, drop out.” Camel is seemingly attempting to channel Leary’s well-known, counterculture adage with their new ad campaign, proclaiming people should “Tune in. Smoke Out.”  Taken literally, and in its entirety, the advertisement creates a logical appeal to smokers; displaying a smokeless alternative to cigarettes that transcends bans, and allows a nicotine fiend to nurture their addiction anywhere.

The Novel Lives On

Posted by J.C. Wigriff on April - 23 - 2012

To the casual observer, it looks as if the novel is in trouble. Outside of Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, novels appear to have predominantly taken a back-seat to movies, video games, and other forms of electronic entertainment. Brick-and-mortar booksellers are closing everywhere, and some are bellowing a necrology for the written word. Sales figures tell a different tale though. The written word still provides the most versatile pallet for narrative of any medium, and offers a unique form of expression, distinguished from other forms of media. The accusation that the novel is dead is a fallacy, and the written word provides an unparalleled outlet for narrative and exposition.

“Who Would Win in a Fight?” Goomba vs Slime

Posted by J.C. Wigriff on April - 14 - 2012

Welcome to the all new weekly feature on www.JCWigriff.com called “Who Would Win in a Fight?”

In this weekly event, I will pit two contenders from the video game world against each other. I won’t decide the victor though – that is for you to do. I’m just the event promoter, outlining each warrior’s attributes and abilities. As Sgt. Friday would say on Dragnet, “Just the facts, ma’am.”

Tell me what you think. Back your contender up. Comment, argue, fight, and bicker. Nitpick over asinine discrepancies and minute details.

I will hold polls and votes on Facebook and Twitter for upcoming fights. Tell me what battles and characters you want to see.

“Who Would Win in a Fight?” Kefka vs Magus

Posted by J.C. Wigriff on April - 8 - 2012

Welcome to the all new weekly feature on www.JCWigriff.com called “Who Would Win in a Fight?”

In this weekly event, I will pit two contenders from the video game world against each other. I won’t decide the victor though – that is for you to do. I’m just the event promoter, outlining each warrior’s attributes and abilities. As Sgt. Friday would say on Dragnet, “Just the facts, ma’am.”

Tell me what you think. Back your contender up. Comment, argue, fight, and bicker. Nitpick over asinine discrepancies and minute details.

I will hold polls and votes on Facebook and Twitter for upcoming fights. Tell me what battles and characters you want to see.

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