Nerf Mjolnir Awards: Consumer Culture

sucks… your brains right into its ads for the latest greatest shiniest Thing That Will Break Down Five Years Sooner Than The Last Shiny Thing You Bought.

It is not better, it is expensiver. And I have enough expenses.

NO I DO NOT WANT #$&^$@%!@ WINDOWS 10, MY COMPUTER IS JUST FINE, SOD OFF!!!

Let me mention the Maytag (of the Lonely Repairman ads) washer that finally died… and was replaced (at least until we got a nice used washer) by the Mighty Fine Spindrier that had lurked in the basement for fifty years and was still fine.

Let me also rant about the most utterly retarded Toy Brainfart of the Season: Shopkins. The name says it all: actually cute, colorful (and not badly designed) cartoon versions of Stuff You Buy so kids can get parents to buy more (unnecessary) stuff, which will, like its adult counterparts, be obsolete next week. Let me repeat that: You buy cartoons of Stuff You Buy, collect them, so you buy more stuff, until, like the much more user friendly and versatile Beanie baby, they are worthless.

I’ll stick with my Breyer horses.

 

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