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Sunday, June 22, 2003

  Blindspots

Mike Owens's blindspot comments on Beating the Brand and ad pollution with the Ad That Slimed Me: Hmm. I really, really, really have to think about that last bit. For me, I try to step into the founder's shoes of these here Blighted States... I know that advertising has existed ever since the first caveman or woman gave themselves a tattoo. I'm not so disturbed at advertising as I am by branding so that everything we see and own is a an advertisment... let me stew on this for a while.

I've also discovered that Evan has coined a phrase that is on google's page 1 - "ad pollution"..

I've been busy defining a new word: McPhallicism. It's a combination of the idol worship of the phallus and the idol worship of the corporation. Here's a graphic that starts to express what the meme is about. There's (much) more about it in Beating the Brand part II - whenever I finish that piece.
 
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