:: Thursday, July 10, 2003
just a stupid observation of mine..
but, rememberin' back to the early to mid 90's..
I remembered buses used to be crazy full of advertising..
you'd step on a bus.. and it'd be filled with banner ads..
all sorts of stupid shit for junk food, tampons, wot'ever..
and just on a tangent..
notice how 90% of all advertising seems to be for (a) JUNK FOOD (b) TAMPONS..
wot crazy-arse fucken society are we living in here????
advertising used to be so nuts on buses.. they'd even go to the extreme of covering the ENTIRE outside of the bus, in one giant moving billboard.. everything including the windows would be devoured in some shiny consumerist multi-coloured promo..
wot ever happened to that?
coz.. now, I step on a bus.. and, there's nothing but blank ceilings and interior..
maybe I'd catch the occassional forlorn ad for dental hygiene or some shit, isolated in the void.. wondering where all it's friends went..
and stupidly enough, I miss the little suckers..
I miss the shiny stupidity..
the consumerist twaddle..
coz, when you're on a bus.. more often than not.. you're bored shitless..
just wishing you were home already..
you can't make eye contact with other passengers..
coz that's a BIG no-no on buses..
(which explains those sneaky bastards with the sunglasses.. they can look ANYWHERE)
and, when it's especially crowded.. where else could you stare, but out've the windows..
or onto the ads?
where are ya bus ads.. DAMMIT?
at least there's one funny thing they've kept..
look at the back of ya bus ticket.. and you get all these funny fortune cookie type sayings..
just lookin' at the back of mine at the moment..
"You can't get anywhere unless you start"
(yes.. ok, bleedingly obvious.. but you gotta enjoy it's simplicity)
"each day comes just once in a lifetime"
(this is the sorta thing that brings me to violence against children's television.. and I have no idea why)
"fear is the parent of cruelty"
(hmmmm.. looks like YODA's writing these things now..)
yup.. it's amazing the sorta stupid things you miss, when they decide to remove it from ya life..
:: Spoz 6:41 PM |