By On the occasion of our 20th anniversary
By Gustavo Arellano
By R. Scott Moxley
By Alfonso Delgado
By Courtney Hamilton
By Joel Beers
By Peter Maguire
By Charles Lam
New Column!STEVE HARVEY: ONLY IN THE LA TIMES
Macy's ad (left): At first glance, it appears the "John" patch sewn on the crotch refers to a biblical passage, like John, Chapter 8, "The Adulteress." Actually, it's supposed to be the name of the wearer's boyfriend. But what if she has a girlfriend? Or a husband? Or all three? Or she's a ho? She'd need more patches than a NASCAR driver.
Boeing ad (right): We don't know if Ron and Nancy look that way because of a printing error, or if Boeing is hinting that it's aware of thoroughly documented evidence proving the Reagans were not of this world but actually time and space travelers who could tractor beam themselves from one reality to another. How else to explain their hair never changing colors? Beam me up, Ronnie!