“i live in a very large city, full of people and buildings and hot, roasted peanuts. a friend recently posited that, for an urban dweller, approximately 70 per cent of their visual stimuli is some form of advertising. it’s probably true. if you leave your home, and especially if you deign to travel on public transportation, advertising is an overwhelming and inescapable form of communication. no matter how much you keep to yourself, you’ve always got someone talking to you. this diary will be a dialogue with my constant urban companion: advertising.”