Because a life unexamined is lived without intention.
Monday, November 1, 2010
The Asterisk of Idiocy
There are moments when I am on the verge of offense....the edge of outrage...oh, the audacity of it all!
The commercial begins with a jaunty blond in a short black skirt and bad leopard print, dashing about some design-challenged suburban hut gushing, "I only paid for carpet for this ONE room and got THIS one AND THIS one for (drum roll please) for.....FREE!" Yes folks, there are enough idiots out there to actually warrant this type of brain washed jabber taking up 30 second spots during our evening entertainment. I'd like to meet one of them in person. Do they wear funny hats? Shuffle when they walk? Exactly how much can you legally overprice something so you can give something else away for "free?" . I'm thinking about starting a taco stand. "Buy one $10 taco, get four....." . Then there's the beauty asterisk. It's that lovely little star on the front of the bottle of shampoo under the words, "95% fewer split ends!" Once you actually dig out your microscope, turn on the florescent lighting, put on the reading glasses and squint like the local chinese opium lady (what--you don't have one of those?) you can read the words, "Compared to hair washed in gasoline." Aie Karumba! Now that's a beauty promise! . The diet products: "Burns twice as much fat!*" (compared to those who are paralyzed in a coma) . "Removes 85% more dirt!*" (than a wet tissue and spittle) .
"92% preferred taste!*" (over sawdust with cat urine and mold spores) .
Um.....can we draw a line? Can we just quit the bull? Shall we hog tie anyone who buys this crap? It's more than politics and mortgages--the fine print is killing our brain cells as well as our common sense! . . And by the way, this blog is preferred 98% more than the one on pustules and venereal diseases.