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Tuesday, Nov 17, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by Jim Windolf
Vanity Fair (December 2009)

“America has been flooded by a tsunami of cute–we’re drowning in puppies and kittens and bunnies and cupcakes–that is transforming marketing (the geico Gecko), automobiles (the Smart car), and movies (Up). But is the world bound to sour on all this sweetness?”


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