By disguising consumerism as love, Valentine’s has sneakily nestled itself into our social rituals that you may not realize it affects you, too.
“My suggestion is: screw cuteness, be cool. Take a regular looking grown-up, even old dog. A dog who has suffered violence or neglect all of his life, and turn him into the happiest creature on Earth. Take a mix, a mongrel, a mutt. Make a statement. Resist.”
Oh God, these are ridiculous.
I’m a collector, what can I say?
I wouldn’t say Starbucks has taken over my life because I can fully function a day without going, however, I always think about it. It’s like a little portion in my head is telling me to go, go, go.
When my girlfriend handed my father a pair of size-9 UGG slippers for men, which she had endearingly bought him, he swiftly handed them back to her and said he’s a size-10, but that I was a diminutive size-9, pointing…
The incidents I’m going to tell you about might not rank as important global events, but deceptive advertising is a problem that is still happening, having not changed much since the snake oil salesmen days of more than 100 years ago.
“I am not altogether on anybody’s side, because nobody is altogether on my side, if you understand me: nobody cares for the woods as I care for them, not even Elves nowadays.” -J.R.R. Tolkien ‘The Two Towers’
Men in this country are so insecure that we have to have lotion that expresses how manly we are.
“I went up to a girl in college and asked her how long she’s liked the Ramones and asked her what her favourite song was. She told me I was stupid as ‘Ramones’ is a brand, Not a band.”