10 June 2008

Adbustertising

If you've not seen the Web site Adbusters, go spend a little time there reading the articles by a collection of "artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist movement of the information age."

I found this piece on the dangers of social networking interesting — if maybe a bit overblown. It comes at a time when I was specifically thinking about dropping out of both MySpace and Facebook. Not for reasons regarding paranoia, mind you, but just to simplify my life.

Best of all is their collection of spoof ads, like the ones here showing the "true colors of Benetton," and the real Marlboro Malboro Country. The Calvin Klein ads are priceless, too...

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FaithlessnesslessJohn Parkes
"Cigarette" (mp3)
from "Faithlessnessless"
(AAZ Records)
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