I gotta say I agree! While magic, homeopathy, and get rich quick schemes are complete scams and ethically reprehensible, anyone seeking these things really deserve exactly what they get: Nothing, or scammed.
They're so obvious and transparent that anyone who's fooled deserve it. It's essentially economic natural selection, and is essentially the same as buying "Fresh" seafood out of the back of a van in in rural Colorado.
It pisses me off when people screw up things like loose/lose and wear/where/were/ware. If you have something you think is important to say, then take an extra second or two to make sure you say it intelligibly.
It's lazy and selfish not to use language correctly. It's lazy because it's easy, just read it out loud to yourself, and pay attention to your intention. It's selfish because what would take a minute or so for the writer to do once makes everyone who tries to read their writing stumble trying to read it. Your saving a minute costs the collective hours when added up.
My theory is that most sports broadcasters, and most advertisers in the States know that their viewership doesn't pay very much attention during any given game. Given that knowledge, the broadcasters have to push a lot more ads, in order to make up for the unfocused eyeball factor of the majority of sports viewers.
Re: Re: Well why hasn't shaming worked for the RIAA and the MPAA?
Shame also requires that the one doing the shaming be credible to the one being shamed. If the shame-ee (new word?) doesn't care what the shamer says, and feels that the shamer is just a blowhard douchebag, the shame-ee doesn't feel shamed at all.
Guilt on the other hand doesn't require anyone to tell the guilty to feel guilty at all. Guilt is intrinsic to the one who committed an act they feel is wrong, and therefore the VAST majority of millennials will NEVER feel guilty about illegal downloads, and they most likely will never feel shame, because they don't feel that the MPAA or the RIAA are credible, or have any moral high ground whatsoever.
While it's a good joke, you could stand to pare down the setup so you don't lose your audience halfway through. Reading it out loud, the delivery works well, and in the great oral tradition of comedy I'm sure it's well paced, but in writing I personally feel it's a little labored.
It's interesting you mention the draft. I remember seeing a bunch of old films and reading in a lot of textbooks about the war effort at home during WWII, and it seems to me like Boeing and other large companies essentially were drafted. (I grew up in Seattle so I've been to all the museums a zillion times.)
Boeing made a killing supplying bombers, and if they didn't offer their services, they would have been in a world of hurt. All commercial aviation development was halted during the war in order to supply bombers, and parts for other planes.