[quote]Quote: from Leilah on 6:46 pm on Feb. 11, 2002
Hi Choirgirl! Yeah, they use to make some good Reaper ads, but alas, we're not even allowed to have any funny "death related" ads anymore due to the fact that they might "offend" someone's sensibilities after 9/11.
Well, personally I'm offended and horrified by minivan commercials, the heralded "return to wholesome 1950's values", and anything having to do with Britney Spears, but I'm realistic enough to know that I'm going to run across them in the course of everday life. I'm not going to demand they be removed from public view just because they make me squirm.
Okay, I had a point here.
Everything is likely to offend, piss off, alienate, or somehow disgust someone. Reverting to saccharine feel-good pap in a time of crisis doesn't exactly help the coping mechanisms of the general public (though it probably helps the mainstream media sell product). It helps their cuse to keep the general public wussy, I suppose.
Although, I actually did see the Reaper-skipping-through-the-fields car commercial the other night (granted, it was well after midnight...yes, I'm ashamed that I had the idiot box on, too). Maybe it's making a comeback. Keep all digits crossed.