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Stupid commercial or subliminal message? March 27, 2008

There is a popular fast food establishment in Chicago serving what we locals call “Sliders”.  Their advertising campaign had, until now, been relatively mundane.  The latest marketing jewel now appearing on several television stations is either stupid or a corporate message hitting to the heart of the problem with fast food burger joints.  When you read the synopsis below use your vivid imagination to try to “see” it in your mind.

The commercial starts out with a hospital death bed scene.

SCENE ONE:  A very old man lay in a hospital bed in what one can only assume are his last minutes on earth.  Alongside his bed are a doctor and a much younger strumpet looking woman teary eyed and waiting for the end.  At the door to his room Death, cloaked in the typical black shroud with skeletal hand holding a scythe ready to accept the old mans soul.  A cell phone rings. Death answers and chats with whomever is on the other side of the conversation.  I don’t recall the entire dialog but words to the effect that Death must hurry to another location to perform his ugly deed.  Death reluctantly leaves the doorway.  The oldtimer suddenly revives, looks at the strumpet, now upsettingly surprised, smiles and grins.

SCENE TWO: An interior shot of this local fast food place.  Death is now standing behind a portly young man in the process of ordering his meal.  “Make it a bag of ten”, states the young fellow.  Death places his boney hand on the shoulder of the orderer and vocalizes in a rather grim voice, “Nice choice!”

Not sure if you got the image.  Hopefully you can see the ad.  What do you think?

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Arrogant war monger. March 20, 2008

It isn’t bad enough that George Bush keeps spewing garbage about Iraq or that his self-centered arrogance and fumbling orations have really made me dislike him and his ilk even more another moron has finally gotten my dander up and gets a good dose of a Gatzbo Rant. 

This past week, while being interviewed by a well known and respected newsperson, Dick Cheney was confronted with the fact that 75% of Americans do not approve of the war in Iraq his response “So?” followed by a smirk that made my blood run cold.  This arrogant fool has added fuel to the fire of my dislike for the current administration.  Oh sure, he and George will be out of office in due time, not soon enough by the way.  So lighten up right? Wrong?  If you, the voter, believe that Republicans have a hero in John McCain, think again.  When he was interviewed and confronted with the same facts he said, “Well I disagree with the majority of Americans.”

 Don’t kid yourself America.  If a Republican gets into office you definetely get more of the same.  I will cast my vote for Mr. Barrack Obama.  He has stated that he will pull our troops out of Iraq.  The naysayers state that if we do pull out of Iraq we will have lost and Iraq will fall into chaos and civil war.  So be it.  Let them be responsible for themselves.  Take the billions and billions of dollars spent and are being spent and use it to create jobs, figure out what to do about health care, finish the job in Afghanistan and rebuild our image around the world.

 

Please tell me it is a cruel joke. March 13, 2008

I’ve heard from several sources that Bush and his war monger crony Cheney are seriously considering waging war on Iran.  Please, please someone promise me that this is just a cruel joke.  If there is any iota of truth in this I think it is time for another revolution – and I don’t care if that sounds like tyranny.