When I was sitting in the history lectures this week a few cartoons were playing because they were being related to why the light bulb was used in cartoons to portray someone getting an “idea.”  However, indirectly related, some of the cartoons were being used as subtle advertisements to target kids and their parents. (ie. the cat in the video was buying headlights and contributing to the economy)

Seeing that example in class made me immediately think of an example in the movie “A Christmas Story.”  The company Ovaltine uses a secret code and game/ prize system for little kids to sell their product.  Once Ralphie realizes that he has been tricked to see that the “secret code” is just the company advertising, he’s a little angry.

-Katie Byrd

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