Subtly Noted

Saturday January 31 10:54

After passing by this a couple of times walking back from Venice Beach, I can’t help but wonder if this Pepsi advertisement is an allusion to the Obama victory. Without clearly saying so, it may be. I suppose knowing when it went up might help, if I were that interested. in any case, I can’t think of what else in the cultural landscape over the recent months might lead to one thinking — Hooray! Bernie Madoff? $350 billion given away to jackhole bankers? The recently completed building adjacent to the sign that looks like it was done by a barely passing master of architecture grad student?

Saturday January 31 10:52