More Ads Everywhere

Paleo Retiree writes:


That’s a snapshot of a departure/arrival screen in a California airport. How do you feel about the fact that an ad is taking up the right-hand quarter of the screen?

A few days before flying to California I needed to go to the post office to tell them to forward my mail. Here’s what the single sheet of paper I needed to fill out looked like:


Simple, eh? Now here’s the envelope, full of advertising material, that it came buried in:


Do you love having to wade your way through mountains of ads to perform even minor chores? How do you feel about the fact that so many of our official bureaucracies — or at least their communications with us — are now ad-sponsored? Is a country that is nothing but a big marketplace really much of a country at all?

But on second thought maybe it’s all OK, because occasionally one of the commercial messages we’re drowning in is for an indisputably worthy cause:


Commerce — and diversity — uber alles, baby.


About Paleo Retiree

Onetime media flunky and movie buff and very glad to have left that mess behind. Formerly Michael Blowhard of the cultureblog Now a rootless parasite and bon vivant on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.
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9 Responses to More Ads Everywhere

  1. void where prohibited by yankees says:

    culture smog.


  2. Ann K says:

    I am in PR and even so was surprised the first timr I came across ad in the bottom of the bins where you place your personal effects to go through security at the airport.


  3. Ann K says:

    Sorry for the typos–have not mastered the iPad keyboard!


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  5. Ton says:

    Void while prohibited by yankees…. great handle


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