Having done some traveling, I thought I would show you this ubiquitous image
along with some of its competition, in various locales and versions.
|In rural India:|
And when there is no cola, there is always coffee:
In Lincoln UK
and Edinburgh (what? you thought it was Seattle?)
Here! This one is in Seattle. Where else? Italian style ice cream at the foot of a statue of Lenin. From the ROYAL Grinders?
I did not choose any of those, despite how fun they might be to contemplate. With all the advertising that comes at us from every direction--every media--every hour of the day, it came to me that sometimes--just sometimes--this is all you need to know:
And so, as they say out by Mt. St. Helens: