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  • Oct 21st, 2015 @ 7:57am

    Zeitgeist can't come soon enough..

    I subscribe to the Zeitgeist Movement's opinion RE advertising - that anyone in the business should kill themselves NOW. Commercials and Madison Avenue will be the death of this planet. Capitalism is over, having failed completely to put any thought into the obvious outcome of its greed-fest way of life.

    I came to this conclusion years ago when I was reading an article in the NY Times about yet another pitiful drought/starvation cycle in Bangladesh and right next to it was an even more disgusting ad for a five million dollar house in the Hamptons and Tiffanys, right next to that. Talk about cognitive dissonance...

  • Oct 21st, 2015 @ 7:41am

    Re: Re:

    Do they have any brains left?

  • Oct 21st, 2015 @ 7:38am

    They're sociopaths...

    I cut the cord over a decade ago when I finally realized I was surfing through channels desperately hoping to find something worth watching without ever finding anything. I'm old enough to remember pre-TV, as well as pre-cable (when they promised us lots of programming and no commercials EVER!) I recently started living with an elderly man who still has cable and the quality of programming, and the volume of idiotic commercials for rank capitalism, is appalling. Most of the shows are violent - murder 'mysteries', jackass lowlifes fighting over who impregnated who, breathless 'news' programs about yet more murders and car crashes, simpleton talk shows led by people who never seem to know what's really happening in the world, and more bloody or brainless drama shows or sitcoms that aren't even funny. The ratio of decent programming to dreck doesn't begin to make up for the 20 minutes of commercials every hour, or the fact that it takes 3 hours to watch a 2 hour long movie. In short, this programming deserves to die, die, die and the sooner the better.