Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Questionable Advertising: Big Lots

General Mills:

"Hey baby, I'm filled with healthy whole grains!"


"Cars bring people together!"

And also: "Our car is lighter than air and may carry you off into space!"

I'm really disturbed by this trend of ads featuring non-existent social outrage. Remember that "Free Wilbur" (or whatever) campaign for the Charlotte's Web movie? I can't imagine how many darned kids got worked up by that and started protesting some ill-defined injustice towards a fictional pig.

Just think of how many idiots who like eating their meals standing up will start ranting to their friends and family about the so-called prejudice towards "free eaters" in the coming months. A lot of people might get turned off of Hot Pockets...

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