Posts filed under ‘Consumerism’
Check out this “Generic Brand Video” using stock video meant to make us feel good about a company, any company:
From the Detroit Free Press:
A 36-year-old man from Independence Township apparently shot and killed himself by accident while trying to demonstrate gun safety to his girlfriend after he had been drinking, authorities said.
I would think the first rule when it comes to gun safety is that you don’t demonstrate gun safety after you’ve been drinking.
What a waste of a life.
USA! USA! USA! Guns everywhere. Woohah. Are we happy now? (The NRA sure as hell is.)
In its never-ending quest to create problems and sell us remedies, the “beauty industry” has decided that women need to wear deodorant under their boobs. Yep, boob sweat is now a thing:
We’ve heard about women tattooing their nipples, giving their vaginas facials and buying intimate cleansers, but just when you thought beauty products had reached their limits, out comes breast deodorant.
Not one, but three companies are promising their products will eliminate ‘swoobs’ AKA sweaty boobs. “Women can now rest easy,” promises Fresh Body as it advertises its Fresh Breasts deodorant. “We’re replacing ‘swoobs’ – dreaded boob sweat – with smiles!”
Erm … what?
I had no idea boob sweat was even a real thing, let alone something we should all “dread” and spend up to $20 (£12) to eliminate.
Unless this ruling, which was handed down this morning, is overturned, Internet providers will begin charging for Internet connections by website, like in cable television packages. I.e. by (1) the number of
channels websites one can access and (2) the desirability/popularity of those channels websites.
This is a very big deal:
The DC Circuit Court has issued a ruling in Verizon v. FCC that is likely the shape the very nature of the internet. At the heart of the case is how the companies that provide internet to consumers can control that flow of information. In 2010, the Federal Communications Commission put forth an order that required “network neutrality,” meaning that internet providers had to treat all packets delivered on the internet as equal. Today, a court ruled that the FCC lacks the authority to impose net neutrality on high-speed internet providers.
Without a net neutrality requirement, service providers could turn internet connections into a toll road, charging companies like Netflix or Google extra money to deliver their packets with a higher priority than others. This, in turn, could also slow down the loading of sites that couldn’t or refused to pay. The biggest fear is a “cable-ization” of the internet, where certain internet providers only provide service to certain sites, in much the way that cable channels are packaged and sold separately.
BRAVO to all these brave and wonderful souls who took the time today to gather and march instead of to freakin’ shop.
(P.S. Memo to anyone who writes about Walmart and to WordPress’s auto correct: About eight months ago — maybe a year — Walmart dropped the dash from its name. They’re now just pain Walmart. See here.)
How about some canned chili made with mystery meat that’ll last for a million years and oh, I don’t know, some canned green beans from who-knows-where? And let’s have some soggy brownish government-issued canned peaches for dessert.
Sounds yummy huh?
Catered meals? Really? That’s what you’re used to?