I grew up in a viral era.
I was born the same year the advertising
jingle “I’d like to buy the world a Coke and keep it company” was reworked into
a top ten pop song. Years later, my room was decorated with posters of Spuds
MacKenzie – the Bull Terrier made famous in Bud Light television commercials –
and Max Headroom, spokesperson for New Coke. Max fared quite a bit better than
the ill-fated product he hocked as he scored a lead role on an NBC television
series that lasted a few years.