See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Herberger's



Local people in Minnesota and environs: Boycott Herberger's! (I am just kidding!)
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I am really kidding, but what would compel me to even say such a thing? Why? What is so bad about Herberger's? To be honest, I really don't know what the store is like - never shopped there. My complaint - which I have communicated to them, has to do with the fact that they have absolutely the worst and most annoying Christmas television ads - ever. The campaign is so hokum, it defies description. The company's jingle is: "Give more, give joy!" Over and over and over, the extremely irritatingly bad lyrics are repeated, as are the ads - they air every 10 minutes at news time - it represents the lowest form of in your face consumerism and materialism, not to mention unabashed corporate greed.
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The runner up for worst television Christmas ad is Old Navy's "I want candy" - Why? Because once again corporate greed exploits a certain demographic of American youth who suffer from an ailment known as "gimme syndrome" - which if not for the recession, threatens to reach epidemic proportions. The ad sucks big time. These companies give commercial Christmas a bad name.
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It's a depression alright.

1 comment:

  1. I think you should do a post about GOOD Christmas commercials. I know that many of these ads circulating through both television and print media are not just annoying, but in some cases, inappropriate. Take the following example: although this did not air during Christmas, it was nonetheless improper. It was a towel ad - I believe from Sears or Old Navy or a store comparable to these - using the “Dies Irae” from Mozart’s Requiem Mass. Can you believe it? A mass for the dead in a towel commercial.

    Good Christmas commercials. That's you next post:0)

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