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Micky D and the dying gasps of decadence and materialism

They teamed up, you see.. McDonalds and Disney and other lesser demigods of Pop Culture. Mattel. Coca Cola… Teach the kids to embrace buying more than they can afford, destroy economies and ecology alike, celebrate greed, waste, … and the … Continue reading

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Trump and Standing Rock

It’s a classic maneuver to make We The Peasants pay for the luxury of the Rich. All money is a reflection of available resources, whether in “our” jurisdiction or foreign. To take the resources in other jurisdictions usually requires war … Continue reading

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Monsanto being bought by Bayer (new stuff added)

Here’s one not making headlines, the manufacturer of Mutant Modified Organisms including tobacco that is resistant to Roundup and other clones of Agent Orange (which they stil make) is being sold offshore. How far offshore? Germany. Deutschland. Where all the … Continue reading

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Oops. McDonalds shill Ryan Lochte says he ate sponsor’s food in Beijing, won fewer medals.

Literally, Ryan Lochte scored his piece of silver at the 2012 London Games for endorsing McDonalds’ unolympian crap-food. But in London Lochte waited until after his competitive events to “go to McDonalds”. His fellow shill Michael Phelps added a vicarious, … Continue reading

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Facebook advertisers can repost “likes” in your name so you don’t have to

Users of Facebook are accustomed to seeing friends listed in right-column ads, mentioned liking such-and-such a brand, or two or three. It’s understood that those friends at some point visited the brand’s page and clicked “like”, permitting that company, Amazon … Continue reading

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Any surprise that China, McDonalds and ad world would be averse to sunshine?

Advertizing creatives Doug Nichol and John Benet made a wonderful behind-the-scenes “making-of” as they filmed two commercial spots for McDonalds China, and neither their client nor their employers are pleased. The title SUNSHINE works on several levels and hopefully this … Continue reading

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Sacred Cows and scapegoating the Almighty (dollar)

I mentioned that the terms Sacred Cow and Scapegoat are used completely opposite their original meanings in the American Vernacular. And it goes well with my usual contention that people who demand that everybody speak English should, for conscience sake, … Continue reading

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Recent rally against Monsanto and a little not-so-very-recent

At a recent rally in Downtown Colorado Springs… Mark made some good points about Monsanto. Here’s some more. You remember, as do I, how exactly Monsanto got busted back in the late 70s with the Paraquat Pot? Paraquat is one … Continue reading

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The Memorial Park Grenade and Drugs

The CS Fuzz Dept isn’t squeaking very loudly about the grenade they found at Prospect Lake a couple of days ago. There’s ways to make a booby trap from a hand grenade, take one and set it down, prop a … Continue reading

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Costa Rica, Iraq and the TSA maybe not in that order

Although I did notice that I put their names in alphabetic order. Just a coincidence. TSA says “Big Brother is always right, STFU you silly peasants”, Costa Rica declares environmentalism “Terror Plot”, and the U.S. Military police are apparently running … Continue reading

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Boo-McHaa-McHoo, Kids NOT being McBranded

McDonalds is upset. Their Corporate “News” McPartners are upset. San Francisco voters ratified a law requiring that toys only be placed in McHappy McMeals that don’t exceed the recommended daily allowance of calories. Which, the vast majority of their food … Continue reading

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Dit Fromage!

Ah, photography and cheese, together again. In French. New concept, Calendar Girls posing with … CHEESE! It doesn’t translate very well, culturally, or didn’t. “Say Cheese” becomes “Dit Fromage! Dit Fromage!” Warning, the webpage is in French. So for those … Continue reading

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Gender Respect in Tabloids & Wrestling

So I figured a way to tie a few concepts into one on the subject of two headlines on Gossip Tabloids in the supermarket check-out lane. National Enquirer headline “Roy, of Siegfried and Roy caught on video soliciting GAY sex!” … Continue reading

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Americans fail survival: “Par ce-que c’est vous etes beaucoup Putains.”

My original title was going te be “Survival Show teaches non-survival”, we’ve been watching Discovery Channel nature shows, today there was a show about swarms of various animals. One of the segments showed these flies that every 28.3 days (lunar … Continue reading

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Louvre knows art from food from rot

A little birdie traveler confirms the recently reported outrage about a McDonalds franchise in the Louvre. The good news: McDs was not permitted to adjoin the international food court where concessioners serve varieties of real meals. Instead the Happy Meals … Continue reading

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LOGORAMA takes McGrease primetime

I didn’t see this one coming. The Oscar for best animated short goes to the culture jam LOGORAMA whose clip featured a villainous Ronald McDonald tearing through a logoed metropolis on a grease-cycle. The French producer gave his thanks and … Continue reading

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You can’t even trust Goobers anymore

By “goobers” I mean Goober Peas. That staple of American Diet in more ways than you can possibly imagine unless you’re allergic to them, Once Again being recalled due to bacteria that exist naturally in the digestive tracts of Carnivores. … Continue reading

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McDonalds: Eat Like Fat Olympians

The authentic moment in the McDonalds commercial “Eat Like Olympians” is where an athlete walks amazed past tables of A-list Olympians stuffing their faces with Chicken McNuggets. He’s not starstruck, but dumbstruck at the sight of athletes poisoning themselves/selling out. … Continue reading

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Federal HHS say government efforts haven’t decreased Juvenile Obesity

Probably because the Corporate shadow-government have spent thousands of times advertising Over Consumption, sedentary lifestyle choices (commercials which say to the kids “No, don’t turn off the TV and go outside, you’ll miss our Crap Entertainment and most importantly, you … Continue reading

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Prebles jumping meadow mouse, the Bees, and Agent Orange…

Not connected, you say? Verily, sez I, they ARE connected. The “dominionist” faction who believe that no single species can be of any great import to the rest of the world, complain and whine much about the Preble’s Meadow mouse, … Continue reading

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Übermenschen, a shorter story…

The Leaders say that we’ll win in Afghanistan because we have “superior technology”. Like the Soviet Hind helicopters, thermal imaging, an intelligence service that was feared worldwide… Or that before the USAF Terroristic Blitzkrieg bombing began, there were 5 aircraft … Continue reading

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Those Mexican Swine

They’re blaming the Mexicans, or pigs, but the wrong pigs. Pork industry spokespeople are trying to take the focus off the large factory hog farms operated by Smithfield Foods in the vicinity of La Gloria, MX, where the outbreak started. … Continue reading

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Killing people with the $1 menu

The US ‘recession diet’ highlights the dollar menu of McDonalds, but the whole problem of how the capitalist economy kills the poor with a crappy food supply is international in scope and encompasses much more than one food outlet and … Continue reading

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A Modern Marvel.

So the show that was just on, Modern Marvels, this evenings episode was Fast Food… basically an hour long commercial for McDonalds praising them for all the wondrous Gifts of the Kroc Magi. Yeah, whatever, but then there were a … Continue reading

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Thank you Mr. President for all you do

Isn’t it vaguely jarring when someone is asked publicly what would be their fondest wish, and they don’t say “world peace?” I feel that way about athletes and celebrities in these times of great conflict. They could say Impeach Bush, … Continue reading

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