Watch out, pay attention.
What makes you buy a certain car?
Truth in advertising? Yeah, right.
What is it with advertisers these days? Why are there car commercials that show nothing but girls driving along a country road, listening to music? For that matter, why are there commercials for home speakers that show a beautiful girl, hair flowing in the wind, standing by one of their speakers? Are we to assume that since such a beautiful girl likes these speakers that they are the ones that I should buy? Whatever happened to telling people what they were selling instead of showing pretty girls enjoying what they were selling? Do they really think it takes a pretty girl to get my attention, or are they, oh, wait, did someone say a pretty girl?
Is it that we have become comfortably numb? I'd hope so, because the alternative is just too downright insulting.
Truth in advertising? Yeah, right.
Would you buy a car if it made you think of fun?
I'll buy that.
A commercial comes on the television while you're watching your favorite show and it's about a car, but you really have to have a vivid imagination to figure out that its a car commercial and not one for a GPS or OnStar system, or that every car on the road is starting to look the same. Maybe it's about the car being electronic, but that electricity is fueled by coal plants.
It's usually followed by another commercial where someone is walking along a nice beach, and they get Hepatitis A, B and/or C from the medical services they receive for the cut on their foot from a broken conch shell. The moral of these commercials, obviously, is to buy a car instead of taking a vacation, because driving while not paying attention to the road is so much safer than walking on a deserted beach. Oh, and to make sure you take band aids and antibacterial lotions with you when you travel, to avoid local medical care, where you will get Hep A, B and C from their dirty medical devices. Am I missing something here, or am I just not getting what they're selling?
Are there really people out there that watch these imbecilic commercials, jumping up and down yelling "I'll buy that!" ?
Whate makes you buy something?
Would you buy a car if it...
So, why do they bother making these stupid commercials? Is it that there are only about a dozen good PR and advertising firms out there, and the rest of the companies have to buy ads from boy scout troops? Is there such a major shortage of good graphic designers who weren't brought up playing video games? Why is every ad for a car either about the sale, the groove, the video game or the girls?
And, is this a statement about the companies that sell these things or is it a statement about the people that watch these ads then jump up off of the couch proclaiming "I must have that!"?
Are you ready for it?
Are you ready for it? Have you prepared thoroughly, bought all the requisite supplies and gear, and found somewhere safe to live while the world ends? What is it that we are supposed to do if the Mayan calendar really does expire in late 2012? Well, obviously it's spend, spend, spend! Otherwise the commercials would be about how to survive a zombie attack.
And, what is it that they are preparing us for with all of the new and the somewhat rehashed shows on television these days, mostly focusing on vampires, monsters that walk amongst us and end of the world scenarios? Are they trying to entertain us? Really, the New Moon trilogy alone, which will probably be 8 or 12 movies long by the time they're done with "New Moon, The Final Episode Part lll, New Beginnings Part ll, The New End" giving Jason a run for his immortal soul's money. We have at least a dozen shows running at all times of the day about the walking dead, and that's just the daily soap operas. But the weirdest thing is that advertisers line up to show their products on these shows. What are they really trying to sell us?
Are you ready for it? As soon as they tell us what "it" is, maybe you'll have a chance.
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