My sweet kitty “apparently” tried to attack next door’s cat and the fuddy duddy neighbour complained about it! Butter’s is the biggest pussy himself, if that cat can be bullied by him then…it really says something about her! But anyway, GO BUTTERS! <3 <3
Consummarism is very much part of our culture these days. Marketing has become a mind controlling tool which out right makes you believe you need whatever product they are selling. The motion of handing over a plastic card, cash, or clicking the purchase button on your computer instantly sends a wave of orgasmic pleasure through you. OK that might be slightly exaggerated but it sure feels pretty damn great when you realised the coveted item is now yours.
Strategic product placements on TV and films make us believe that we too can be like the characters on screen, and I have to say female tend to be the easier targets here. Blake Lively’s Serena Van Der Woodsen, Leighton Meester’s Blair Waldorf, Alicia Silverstone’s Cher, Isla Fisher’s Rebecca Bloomwood all have us believing that we too can be holding mountains and mountains of shopping bags in one shopping trip. In reality, most of us can only probably afford one or none of those said bags as the designer emblems that are embossed on those glossy thick cardboard bags come with a heavy price tag (gadgety things for guys).
In reality, we either end up with an enormous credit card debit, have rich parents/sugar daddy/sugar mama or have managed to perfect the magical art of sneezing out gold coins to acquire such pretty things.
It doesn’t take a genius to know that films aren’t realistic…but boy can it lead us to dream about it…The notion of spending your whole pay check buying things and not having to worry about fighting for a park bench with your local homeless bum sure sounds fun! This round the sweet deal would be have to be Film 1, Real World 0!