You say "atrocity." I say "Media Lion."

Posted on July 24th, 2006

“At the rate that technology is advancing, people will be implanting chips in our children to advertise directly into their brains and tell them what kind of products to buy."        -Senator Hilary Clinton, in a July 20th speech

Really? We can do that? I still get paid right?

The portrayal of ad people as Orwellian puppetmasters gives me a chuckle because a) we can barely get our shit together long enough to agree on lunch; and b) I'm disinclined to accept that label from a politician with alleged ties to the Bilderberg group. Mind you, I actually agree with her underlying premise. Children too young to discern fact from fantasy should be off-limits when it comes to ads. I just think she could have found a less-crazy way to say it.

Needless to say, Jamie and I disagree on where to draw the line (he favours an anterior dural incision, the better to insert the microchip). Check out the fresh-from-hiatus words vs. pictures and let us know how much is too much.

Welcome back, Jamie!


P.S. If you understood the title, you'll probably enjoy this. It has nothing to do with anything, but I find this pretty damn funny, too.

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