Archive for June 15th, 2012

I’m The Turd In The Punchbowl (Again)

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Am I the only person who doesn’t give a shit about this nut tight rope walking across Niagara Falls? A lot people are excited – ABC is devoting HOURS of coverage to the event.  Will Nik Wallenda have to wear a safety harness?  Will he take it off mid-walk?  What will officials do if he does?

Let’s be honest here, if there was NO chance the nitwit will take the short way down and paint the rocks, who would watch?  This excites peoples’ primitive blood lust – a drive best left undisturbed.

I don’t want the guy to take a swan dive into eternity but it would bother me less than a fart in a firestorm.

Gay-C Penny?

Friday, June 15th, 2012

I got into an electronic “discussion” with a guy who thought JCPenny ads featuring Black Fathers was part of a PC Liberal conspiracy. I think his tin foil hat was baking his brain.  It’s good he didn’t see this ad showing gay fathers and their children – he would have flipped!

I worked for an advertising agency for 8-years. One thing of which I’m sure: agencies are NOT Politically Correct.  They’ll create just about anything to make money for their clients.

When marketing researchers target groups like gays and blacks, they must also be sure not to alienate their loyal, customer base comprised mostly of white, middle-class money-spenders.  They test market this stuff into the ground because they can’t afford mistakes.

Minorities should not feel all gushy because corporate America now loves them.  They should know that they’re now recognized for having more discretionary buying dollars to spend. The best news about these ads is that most Americans will not take offense at the images and shop elsewhere.

Finally – this country is moving into the 21st century.

JCP spokesperson this year.