Due to the mentality that prevails in the advertising industry, virtually every time we watch a television commercial, moonbattery is mainlined straight into our brains at the most dangerous time, when we are only half paying attention and therefore relax our intellectual defenses. One of countless examples is this iPad Air 2 campaign:
You better toss your bullets
You better hide your guns
You better help the children
Let ‘em have some fun
You better count your blessings
Kiss mom and pa
You better burn that flag
Cause it ain’t against the law
You better pledge your allegiance
You’re not the only one
Listen up forefathers
I’m not your son
You better save the country
You better pass the flask
You better join the army
I said: no thank you dear old uncle sam
Apple is one of the most successful corporations ever. From today’s Wall Street Journal:
Apple Inc. surpassed even the most bullish Wall Street expectations for its holiday quarter with an improbable trifecta: selling more iPhones at higher prices—and earning more on each sale.
The Cupertino, Calif., company said it sold 74.5 million iPhones in the quarter, 46% above a year earlier, while lifting the average selling price of the devices by $50 from the prior year. The total equates to more than 34,000 phones an hour, around the clock.
“Demand for iPhone was staggering,” Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook told analysts. “This volume is hard to comprehend.”
Results were remarkable, even for a company that has increased revenue more than tenfold in the past decade.
Capitalism has been very good to Apple. Yet this corporation convinces the young and foolish that they are trendily anti-corporate by associating their product with juvenile moonbattery of the sort incoherently barfed up by The Orwells.
If this sells the product, it makes sense. But others are left with the Herculean task of scrubbing all the moonbattery out of people’s minds.
On tips from GaryA, Varla, and Henry.