Saturday, July 25, 2020

A Lost Year -- July 25, 2020

Those most adversely affected by Covid-19:
  • children, ages 4 to 18;
  • elderly and those with "underlying conditions" ("pre-existing conditions"?)
  • mom-and-pop restaurants;
  • airlines;
  • services industries associated with travel;
Least affected:
  • landscape services in Texas.
For investors, it's one year.

But for investors, this is nothing compared to the two lost decades under Bush II and Barack Obama. In fact, the NASDAQ hit an all-time high this past week.

Fake Endorsements

This has been going on for quite some time but I've not seen it mentioned before.

Television advertisers using "actors" that have voices that sound like very famous folks: examples, "actors" that sound like Barack Obama and Gwen Ifill. This is just the opposite of "real" celebrities doing voice-overs.

Without question, the best such example is not only a voice-over, but a very, very clever video. Geico's "Wedding Getaway" is a parody of the most famous royal couple no longer a royal couple: Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

The actor portraying Prince Harry even has the beard. This was a very, very clever commercial. 

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