Guided by Wires

Rant September 8, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — guidedbywires @ 1:22 pm
Tags: ,

(via jezebel)

GAH! This ad has already been retracted by the company because of so much backlash…but still, enough people thought this was a good idea for it to get printed in the first place.

It’s little things like this ad or this or this or this or this or this that really get to me, because they’re generally viewed as harmless.  They’re just advertisements, they’re just trying to sell something — no big deal.  Too many people don’t think twice about what they’re seeing on a daily basis, when really, the majority of ads you see every day deserve to have a serious critical eye taken to them.

It makes me wonder whether people would take the effort to get riled up if they saw something like this printed as a current advertisement:

I’m really trying not to lose my faith in humanity, but everyone is making it so hard on me!



July 26, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — guidedbywires @ 6:03 pm
Tags: ,

I’ve spent a while trying to figure out exactly what I want this blog to be.  I don’t have many exciting adventures or epic ruminations to write about.  I also don’t have any genius ideas for Julie and Julia-esque gimmicks.  So for now I’m just going to post things I like or find interesting that I think other people should see.

Today you get:

Another reason to appreciate Michigan

and love for the media