Archive for October, 2011

Occupy… Whatever.

I’m not sure why anyone is paying attention to this Occupy Wall Street “movement” and its franchisees like “Occupy Seattle.”  (Really? Anti-corporate hippies in Seattle’s West Lake Center? Isn’t that just a regular day?) What do I care about the opinions of people who place so little value on their time they loiter around all day under the guise of “doing something.”

The one thing they have accomplished is that they have increased my regard of anti-war protestors circa 2003.  At least if you asked those people what they wanted you got a straight, concise answer: No Iraq war and some kind of kangaroo court trial for the President of the United States.  And their demonstrations usually only lasted a day or two. But that was back in 2003 when the unemployment rate was at a very non-Obama like 6%, and even many filthy hippies had some kind of job.

Speaking of Obama, shouldn’t one of the “movement’s” goals be to remove Obama from office?  One of the vague demands I’ve heard a couple times is the “removal of Wall Street money from the political process.”  President Obama took significantly more money from Wall Street institutions  in 2008 than John McCain.  To be fair, I haven’t gotten the impression that the demonstrations are exactly pro-Obama rallies, but the POTUS does seem to be the white elephant in the patchouli oil-soaked crowd.

But again: Whatever.

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You bought cell phones? Allow me to emasculate you!

When a commercial features a cast playing a family most of the time the father is either stupid oaf or the wife is an insufferable bitch.

It occurred to me while watching the NLCS and seeing the “Shrill wife scolding husband for buying cell phones” commercial for the 97th time, that I have seen very little in the way of “husband is a moron” commercials.

I wonder if they make a conscious decision to make a certain amount of just “wife is a soul-draining bitch” commercials for use during sports and Die Hard movies, and a certain amount of  “husband would set himself on fire without wife” commercials to be shown during The View and Glee.

Either way they ARE making those commercials. Why? Doesn’t it seem like they are attempting to alienate half of all consumers every time one of those airs? That might not matter for tampons or ball itch powder, why do it for cell phones or breakfast cereal?

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