#thrifting #chair #embroidery #recycled #black #rose
Reblogging, because the idea of large-scale embroidery on a wicker chair is too good to pass up!
Disney pulls attempt to trademark 'Dia de Los Muertos' (Updated) -
After a fast and heated backlash, the company has withdrawn its attempt to trademark the phrase for a forthcoming Pixar film.
Well, if everyone else is going to weigh in on this tempest in a teapot, I guess I will too. What is the Internet for if not for unsolicited opinions?
My opinion? Disney overreached by seeking the “Dia De Los Muertos” for a multitude of products (backpacks, umbrellas, etc.). I actually do not have much of an issue with a trademark for a film, and potentially for some amount of toys. Pixar (which is the studio that’s creating the animated film for which the trademark was sought) has been burned before. Disney has as well: a film title is announced, and cheap, low-quality studios bang out an inferior rip off of the idea on DVD before they can get their film (5 years in development) to the theaters, confusing unsophisticated consumers. And don’t try to tell me there are no unsophisticated American consumers of animation, because I bet 50% or more of the people I know would attribute both “American Tale” and “Anastasia” to Disney.
As a corollary, I would be more supportive of awarding such a trademark if it was both a design and words. This - like the limitation of categories - makes the protection more narrow, but helps balance the public interest.
As for those ranting about Disney trademarking their “cultural heritage,” I understand the charge, but recommend you spend some time browsing the PTO’s Trademark search engine (click on “TESS”). I found live and dead trademarks that include “Halloween,” “Independence Day,” “Thanksgiving,” and “Dia De Los Muertos” itself (for a stage production of all things).
The Thanksgiving mark is for wine, because aren’t drunken family holidays the best family holidays?
I’m watching a series on Hulu (with a proxy) and there keep being advertisements for Geico, I’ve seen like 6 different ones.
I still have no idea what Geico is.
An extremely succinct explanation of why the advertiser-driven model for funding the creation and distribution of things is broken—not just for consumers, but also for advertisers.
Interestingly, I think few people who know what GEICO is know that it’s actually an acronym for “Government Employees Insurance Company.” It was originally founded to sell car insurance to federal government employees.
Also, I can’t bash GEICO too much - they brought us “Tiny House”!
There’s always something hilarious about capturing a split second of dogs at play. They always make the funniest faces…