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Friday, October 12, 2012

Are You Freakin Kidding Me?

I can't sleep. Aside from the carousel and calliope of assbutt playing in my head, I made split pea soup with mega onion and am a human jet stream. A one-person global warming problem. So no, there's no sleep in here tonight.

So, I take the time to go over the holiday presents list and see what I have put aside already, and turn on the tv for background noise. And what do I hear? A Christmas commercial. Those rat bastids at Target starting the season on October damn 12th with a guilt trip ad! Jingle Bells on October 12th? No. Damn you and that Bill Sykes dog.

The earliest I ever heard them start the Capitalist Christmas Campaign was October 16th in 2001. I only remember that because it was my parents' anniversary. And 2001. This is wrong wrong wrong. There are 2 1/2 months to go, with 2 other major holidays not to mention things in real life meantime, before we have to face that.

These manipulations of public emotion all the damn time are really pissing me off. Oh it's raining, be afraid! Oh it's gonna be windy, watch out and tie down your children! Christmas is coming, are you going to ruin it?  Will it be your fault that Little Jimmy cries? Jesus!

I want to know, Is advertising as manipulative, shaming, guilting and fear-inducing everywhere? Or are we the only country abused by those who want our money?

8 comments:

The Elephant's Child said...

It sends me to frenzies of rage and despair here as well. We have had stinking Christmas decorations up in the shops for weeks now. Charities are starting their Christmas drive. And I have yet to meet an animal who is a Christian but two separate animal welfare organisations have sent me Christmas begging letters. Bah humbug.

Geo. said...

Thanks for lighting this yule-log under me, Austan. Been recovering from a summer of fear and a Tuesday angioplasty and you've furnished a new reflection. I'm inspired to write about something more important than snot now. Look out world! My compliments.

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

They do it in Candada so there's two countries on the media blitz list.

sdt (a.k.a. stevil) said...

Last year, when I still had cable, I saw Christmas commericals at the end of August!

Austan said...

EC- It's unbelievable!

Austan said...

Geo.- Ha! I can always find a reason to bitch, there are so many! Hope you're feeling better.

Austan said...

Lawless- Well that's all of N. America shamed and bullied. Pfft. Bastids.

Austan said...

Stevil- you must've been watching a lot more tv than me!