At a friend's party in Minneapolis,

a very hip dude, points out
how he is wearing Kitty's
"the most unhip shoe"

that he got on-line for $35
shaking his head for being
so uncool with his 70's tennis shoes.

Painter by night, marketing creative by day,
Kitty's, I later find out
is one of his clients.

brand:  an identifying mark burned on livestock or slaves with a branding iron


  1. Insidious, creepy, deceptive. Oh wait! That's a description for most marketing, advertising and branding. And Mr. Kitty.

  2. I have to disagree with you on this. Society rewards him financially for these behaviors. He is a very interesting creative person who by all our cultural measures is very successful.