‘Economist’ loves vintage pop-culture trivia

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This Economist billboard from BBDO appeared in Dallas, so of course it makes the point that people in Texas are idiots. Not really. The message is that we're so immersed in pop culture (even 30-year-old TV shows) that we're ignorant of current events. But isn't that especially true of people in Texas? The ad makes the magazine seem kinda snooty, but I'll keep it in mind the next time I need a source for boring and violent global news and insights I can't understand. The answer to the J.R. question, of course, is "Kristin." Not that I'm old or vapid enough to remember losing about 1,000 bets by backing "Sue Ellen" when the episode originally aired.

—Posted by David Gianatasio