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  •  Why do people care? (2+ / 0-)
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    PavePusher, theatre goon

    If certain segments of society feel like they need to prove something? This is nothing more than marketing in the same way other products are marketed to certain sections of the population.  

    "I'm a progressive man and I like progressive people" Peter Tosh

    by Texas Lefty on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 10:44:16 AM PDT

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    •  Exactly and I'm even (2+ / 0-)
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      nirbama, lyvwyr101

      MORE irritated about the marketing to women that focuses on tits and ass and bump and grind. I'm more than an inflatable doll with the power to move around.  You're more than a penis.  Why do we even tolerate being reduced to the lowest common denominator?  Why does that reduction seduce us into buying shit?  If I believe my breast size and my sexiness count for more than my intellect and whatever value I can add to my circle of influence I've been brainwashed and consumerized.

      I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

      by I love OCD on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 11:08:03 AM PDT

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    •  For the simple reason (1+ / 0-)
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      that people who feel the need to prove something - how 'manly' they are or whatever - often feel the need to assert it sooner or later.

      In the case of a big truck (esp. for those who live in the inner city) it's an unnecessary waste of resources that benefits nobody except the truck manufacturer.  And those trucks, when driven very aggressively, are very dangerous, and will go through an ordinary car like butter, causing much damage and often death.

      In the case of beer and booze ... we have all seen rowdy, obnoxious drunks starting trouble just because they can.  Nobody benefits.

      Guns, when marketed to those same insecure rowdies, are just another unnecessary potential vector for damage and violence.

      That said, I detest almost every commercial I see anymore.  All of them are based on parodies of society and stereotypes that should have been left behind generations ago.  Commercials and ads are, if anything, even worse funhouse mirrors of society than sitcoms.

      I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

      by trumpeter on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 01:57:38 PM PDT

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