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Insightful thoughts and/or rants from atop the soapbox from one who wishes to share the "right" opinion with everyone.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Conspiracy Theorists Abound!

It seems to me that too many people have too much idle time on their hands and minds. Those who should be attending to driving safely are texting, talking on the phone, reading, and, in some cases recently, paying FAR too much attention to pictures on a billboard. That's why this tea kettle is all the rage.
Somewhere in California, a billboard for appeared, and it featured a picture of the Michael Graves Bells and Whistles Stainless Steel Tea Kettle as a hot buy from the online and in-the-store retailer trying to make a combeack after the CEO merry-go-round of the last couple of years.
Anyway, passersby with access to the internet began bosting the photo of the kettle alongside a picture of the late Adolf Hitler, suggesting an uncanny resemblance between the two. really.
As folks began to stare at the kettle more and more next to Hitler's photo, the resemblance became more and more uncanny...something like staring at an op art piece and seeing an old woman and someone else in the same picture. The resulting furor over der Fuhrer's likeness caused an immediate uproar resulting in the following sequence of events:

1. The internet was clogged with outraged posts decrying that any retailer could DO such a thing.

2. The tea kettle sold out by Tuesday (the only one of the 31 kettle models to do so).

3. The kettle was no longer available on by Wednesday.

really. I suggest that public opinion that has such an effect in matters of such little importance indicates just WHY advertisers, politicians, and their ilk give the human race so little credit for intelligence...and why we are so often duped.


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