Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ad immune

I am immune to ads. Immune to those advertising parasites that try to infect everything we do. Immune to full page newspaper ads. Immune to tv ads. I am cynical and smart.

So I am not quite sure how I ended up in Hungry Jacks at the corner of Bourke and Russell Streets asking for a kids meal deal with some afore knowledge that had somehow been implanted in my head. A small burger, small chips, a small coke and a plastic toy, all for $4.50.

Plastic toy complete with small choking components was later given to Little Jo. I told sister I had found it on the train.

27 comments:

  1. I like to think I'm immune... but their brekkie deal had me thinking it would be a good idea to go right out of my way on the way in to work one day, just for a brekkie wrap and cap(uccino).

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  2. You dirty rotten liar, couldn't you just come cleam and admit that you got sucked in by the advertising machine? I know I'm not immune to advertising!

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  3. I saw some expert on television the other day speaking about the impact of subliminal advertising. He reckoned it affected buying patterns even by those who hadn't actually seen the advertising.

    I wasn't really convinced but then you go and mention this. Maybe he was right.

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  4. HOMOSEXUALITY IS A SIN

    Leviticus 18: 22 "You will not have intercourse with a man as you would with a woman. This is a hateful thing.

    29 Yes, anyone who does any of these hateful things, whatever it may be, any person doing so, will be outlawed from his people;

    20:13 "'If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.

    ROM 1:26 That is why God abandoned them to degrading passions:

    27 why their women have exchanged natural intercourse for unnatural practices; and the men, in a similar fashion, too, giving up normal relations with women, are consumed with passion for each other, men doing shameful things with men and receiving in themselves.

    32 They are well aware of God's ordinance: that those who behave like this deserve to die -- yet they not only do it, but even applaud others who do the same.

    REPENT!

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  7. Rh, you have a rival, smite him.

    I glaze over during food commercials, it's the only way to keep sane on a diet.

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  8. Someone needs to give 'Mickey' a good kick in the bollocks if he lives in a universe where Dogma is king. Or he could just pull his own bulbous head out of his pious arse.

    But on that topic, Andrew, if the ad agencies knew that discerning people like you and me were in the majority they wouldn't bother. Unfortunately we aren't the majority.

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  9. Leviticus also said it was shameful to have long hair - is his word really that reputable? I doubt it.

    They say, at least this latest generation, is incredibly hard for advertisers and marketers to reach. I was watching VH1 or whatever the other day and I couldn't get over the product placement, especially mobile phones and sunglasses.

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  10. ha ha ha. What a head case. But who steered him here?
    Darlings I've broken every Commandment and will do it all again, my main interest is fornication: there's not many women I wouldn't fuck.
    Ignore him, delete him, he plays with his cock too much. If you take seriously this sort of psychopathology you're as dopey as he is.

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  11. Jahteh someone told me you gnaw on your TV set during food commercials, right down to the chipboard.

    Fuck your diet.

    EAT!!!

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  12. RVB said...
    Someone needs to give 'Mickey' a good kick in the bollocks if he lives in a universe where Dogma is king.

    MICKY'S RESPONSE...

    PLEASE ENTER HELL, RVB!

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  13. Markus Knowallus (RH) said..
    If you take seriously this sort of psychopathology you're as dopey as he is.

    You are from your father, the devil and you prefer to do what your father wants. He was a murderer from the start; he was never grounded in the truth; there is no truth in him at all. When he lies he is speaking true to his nature, because he is a liar, (John 8: 44)

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  14. Get fucked, (Robert 8:59)

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  17. You let her think it was a dirty train toy?! Poor baby!

    Don't be ashamed that you got sucked in; it happens to us all. I have a snoopy-on-skis on my desk right now.

    As a last thought, pay no attention to Micky; he's forgotten the passage that says "He without sin should cast the first stone." He also has quite bad manners.

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  18. RVB said...
    Someone needs to give 'Mickey' a good kick in the bollocks if he lives in a universe where Dogma is king.

    MICKY'S RESPONSE...
    PLEASE ENTER HELL, RVB!"

    Somebody forgot to take their medicine today.

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  19. Andrew, when are you going to get this sack of vile dog-shit out of your blog?

    Also, I agree with R.H.

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  20. Never could I admit such a thing Kezza.

    Actually Victor, to fess up, I did see the ad on tv and liked the sound of it. I didn't realise it was kid's meal though. It was ok for an afternoon snack.

    Now Micky, I will delete some of your comments but leave some up so that the story flows ok. Btw, Micky is a silly name for a religious bigot. Surely Michael would be more appropriate. Gosh you must really beat yourself up when you spill your seed alone. Who or what do you think of? The sensuous lines of the pulpit?

    RH has smitten him verbally at least Jahteh. There really are food ads on tv then? Quiet word, I am not sure of the cost, but two people in our building have had good success with delivered meals or food. Different companies though. But who would have thought that grape juice could fatten someone like me so much.

    Reuben, I do at least appreciate the skill of advertisers. Discerning is a very grand word to describe oneself.

    TDW, it is a long time since I was at school, but I thing now they do something like 'media studies'? I am glad people like you and those of your age are so smart about such things.

    Indeed Robert. How did he find me? Is he targeting consumers of Hungry Jacks? Jahteh may have gnawed on her tv when she had a wooden model, but plastic doesn't taste great.

    Study Reuben a bit more carefully Micky. There is more than meets the eye.

    Micky again. You are somewhat tedious. Robert's father sounds like he was far from perfect, but I expect he loved his son.

    No you did not say it twice Robert, because I deleted one of them.

    Daisy, it was in a sealed bag. Batman or something like that. Must be a christmas movie coming out. It pleases me not to be Mr Perfect really. And Micky who? Forgotten already.

    I expect you are right about that Reuben. A severe case of 'off the meds'. This was all posted while I was at work today. I was alarmed by how many blog comment emails were in the inbox, but it has been quite amusing. But remind me not to write about advertising again soon.

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  21. Our closeted admirer, Mickey, has placed comments on many gay authored blogs including mine. I deleted his comments from mine because, whilst I tolerate criticism, I won't allow my blog to be a voice for intolerance and bigotry.

    It is interesting how unchristian the most fervent christians are.

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  23. It isn't religion, he's mentally ill with no insight.
    God probably "speaks" to him.

    And you've deleted the wrong comment, my repeated comment is still there.

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  25. I did too delete the wrong one, Robert. Corrected now. No further off topic comments anybody please.

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  26. Oh God...I haven't laughed so much in years. I know I promised a vow of silence, Andrew, until R.H. had finally wanked himself out of these comments boxes, but Micky (not even Mickey with an 'e'), God bless his extremist cotton socks, makes R.H. seem normal by comparison. I take back everything I've ever said about R.H. He's just your common misguided nutter. But Micky...now there's someone who gives respectable psycopaths a bad name.

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  27. p.s. Sorry about that, Andrew...must have been typing as you were posting the last comment.

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