Great Spoof of Corporate Greenies

GE, Chevron, and other corporate giants who show off their green credentials with splashy ads get their much-deserved comeuppance with this spoof ad for Veridian Dynamics, from ABC’s Better Off Ted. The Office-inspired clone is rumored for imminent cancellation by the nitwork, I mean, network. Worth a view, and a shout to ABC to please spare us another cheap idiot reality show.

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Fire the FBI Chief

American government is supposed to look and sound like George Washington. What it actually looks and sounds like is Henry Hill from Goodfellas: bad suit, hand out, intoning the eternal mantra: “F*** you, pay me.” American government mostly works by interposition, standing between us, the free people at ... Read More
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Black Panther’s Circle of Hype

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) first infantilizes its audience, then banalizes it, and, finally, controls it through marketing. This commercial strategy, geared toward adolescents of all ages, resembles the Democratic party’s political manipulation of black Americans, targeting that audience through its ... Read More