All Your Media Are Belong to Us
Fri May 10 2002 at 8:02:37
just when you thought
it was safe
would you pay
You can get this brand new
(insert thing here)
grows up in an
, people become less
ads. People successively grow more
of understanding attempts to subvert their minds. People become experts at
That being said,
have had to
, growing more and more
at every turn. Not only that, but they've had to
, splitting their efforts and sending them every which way. These days, your average
probably knows more about
way to advertise these days is to hide your message. To slip it in with other
like a greasy
dosing up a hapless young
out of her.
Your TV wants to
the life out of you.
More specifically, the people behind it want to. At least, they don't
that it's a by-product of their massive
. I don't know why I should have to make the
between the inanimate
straddling the living room rug, and the people pulling the strings. Oh yes. Maybe it was the
I saw in the
in which the guy said, "Hey!? What's the
? It's not the TV! It's the bad
on TV!" Pure
, this guy!
Not just TV, but all
by the marketing
. And it's not getting any better. It's getting
Recently, due to an astounding
companies of all forms are more willing than ever to
themselves out any way they can. That's their
bread and butter
. It's sad to say so, but they can pour
down the throats of their
little monkeys will take it all, as long as it has a bit of
SAY EAT THE SALAD,
In an early March 2002 episode of
The Rosie O'Donnel Show
Rosie showcased a new Wendy's salad as part of her new
told her, through her
to damn well eat the salad right there
on the air
. She ate it and she said, "Mmm. That's good!"
FUCK YOU! I've got BURGER POWERS!
Wall Street Journal
had this to say about the
AOL TIME WARNER
example of the slow transformation of TV shows into really long
This is what it takes to get advertising these days. When
International Inc. committed to spend more than $23 million on ads with
AOL Time Warner
Inc.'s media outlets, the burger
asked for -- and received -- a host of extra goodies. The
, which produces "
The Rosie O'Donnell Show
" through its
unit, agreed to have the host eat a "
" salad on air. The salad also made an appearance on TBS Superstation's "Dinner & a Movie." And this month, AOL Time Warner magazines such as Sports Illustrated and InStyle inserted a Wendy's promotion personalized with each subscriber's name.
Okay. So a
calling the shots is nothing new, but,
Wall Street Journal
Now, on the heels of the worst advertising slump since
World War II
are getting a startling array of
that have turned publishers and
May the BLING be with you...
on the cover of
wearing new fashions in
/ the style section of every
Where's the beef, yo!?!?
There was a
would actually have been
Ever heard of something called the
Federal Communications Commission
? They used to have a
on how much time could be devoted per hour to
The Reagan Administration
, the people who brought you such favorites as
The Iran Contra Affair
, lifted the ban, leaving the floodgates open for
I shit you not
. This happened in 1984.
, but soon, everyone, from small companies to huge
, discovered their appeal, and the
was, you guessed it,
...gross annual sales of products generated by infomercials have grown from approximately $350 million in 1988 to well over 1.25 billion dollars in 2000.
It's not so bad...
Or is it...? It's okay for
to eat a
. She needs it. What's going to happen when
is stuffing a
Sarah Michelle Gellar
every week? I don't know, I won't be watching
, but it doesn't sound too promising. And when you turn on
and find them talking about what's hitting the
this weekend with RECORD REVENUE, and the
new clothes, or....
THE NEWEST VERSION OF
It's better than ever!!!
) When the news is relegated to a tiny, five minute
itself, what happens? I don't know. I'll be reading
sources: "Prolonged Ad Slump Puts Media In the Mood to Pander to Buyers," By MATTHEW ROSE and SUZANNE VRANICA
The Wall Street Journal
and of course,
ad Pr0pz to my
! Man you are one
I like it!
If I ever have kids, I will kick the TV in and hurl it out the window
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