By Ian Schaefer Did you see that Paris Hilton commercial for Carl's Jr. (http://www.spicyparis.com)? I did. How could I avoid it? A picture from the ad was e-mailed to me by five different friends (four male, one female). Using the sight of Paris Hilton washing a car in her bathing suit to sell hamburgers, the ad is the latest attempt at taking what is currently "hot" (please excuse the pun), and doing what I call "zeitgeisting it." That means taking something that appeals to the largest cross section of the hippest audience at a given point in time, ...
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