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The New York Lottery ads that were all over the subway would bug the heck out of me.  Not only were they creepy (a ton of little bobble-head men coming at you), but I thought the message to be subtly racist.  Luck was represented by only little white men in suits.  What a gross oversight by the people who made that ad.

Our culture is surrounded by ads; it is a part of our socialization.  I wonder how much power is yielded over the public through ads, how much it changes our behavior or our thought process.

The other photo is of a subway in North Korea where there are virtually no advertisements in the entire city.  More photos of North Korea here.

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