My humiliating demographic
OK, so I've mentioned that I've gotten hooked on a podcast, the excellent History of Rome, that I use both to fall asleep to, and to listen to, as content. (Is America the New Rome? Not, so far, even in the same league.) Anyhow, one too many crazy emperors, and one too many battles, so I moved on the next series of podcasts, Revolutions.
So, the podcaster (Mike Duncan) finally got to the stage where he could do a little monetizing, and the first ad I hear is for this company:
So, the ad people think I'm a 30-something hipster and/or brogrammer from Brooklyn who subscribes to his razor blades. Although I suppose I could regard this as a compliment. And if I'm on the 40-ish side of 30-something (head) I'll choose the Winston; and otherwise (heart) the Truman. Sigh. Off by, oh, let's say by more than 10 years, and if they think I'm guaranteeing them a chunk of my revenue stream, such as it is, they're demented. Although... The convenience....
On the other hand, it's fascinating that whoever does Harry's media buy thinks that 30-something hipsters and brogrammers from Brooklyn want to listen to a podcast series about Revolution. I'm done with the English and American revolutions, and now I'm into the French.
And I thought, "What a country!"
NOTE  Not that I agree with everything Duncan says, or even his theses and methods, but it's at least good to get the timeline right. And the Duncan is indeed an engaging narrator.
UPDATE I imagine "Harry's" (modulo "hairy") vaguely connotes Harry's Bar, not Harry Lime, and not Harry Potter.