sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Friday, March 28, 2014

Advertising Genius

It doesn't take much these days to pander to the consuming public. The days of the drummers and the medicine show have been replaced by the 3 minute video and the sixty second commercial television message. I'd like to say that all the sideshow barkers are gone but we have one in the White House and he reads on from his teleprompter rather than memorizing his pitch to buy elixir, or ObamaCare, or his red line threat to some third world potentate.

Advertising is all about presenting a multi-ethnic, nature friendly, female empowering, line of bullshit as showcased in this video:




All you need to do now is to insert your company's logo and it can be shown on any media presentation as an example of what a cool widget you're making - - or if you're in the green energy business (subsidiary of the Democratic Party and funded by the American public's largess), explaining how you're really nice people (because you love ethnic diversity and the environment) even if you bilked the tax payer out of a a few hundred million dollars and went bankrupt.

Evergreen Solar ($25 million)*
SpectraWatt ($500,000)*
Solyndra ($535 million)*
Beacon Power ($43 million)*
Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
SunPower ($1.2 billion)
First Solar ($1.46 billion)
Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
Amonix ($5.9 million)
Fisker Automotive ($529 million)
Abound Solar ($400 million)*
A123 Systems ($279 million)*
Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($700,981)*
Johnson Controls ($299 million)
Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
ECOtality ($126.2 million)
Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)*
Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
Range Fuels ($80 million)*
Thompson River Power ($6.5 million)*
Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
Azure Dynamics ($5.4 million)*
GreenVolts ($500,000)
Vestas ($50 million)
LG Chem’s subsidiary Compact Power ($151 million)
Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
Navistar ($39 million)
Satcon ($3 million)*
Konarka Technologies Inc. ($20 million)*
Mascoma Corp. ($100 million)


20 comments:

  1. What we need is a discerning public.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. After propelling Obama to the position of "Leader of the Free World" twice, I'm afraid that you're not going to find that in America anytime soon.

      Delete
  2. Any tips on what the next cool widget is... puk..puk..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was thinking along the lines of a whirring flying thing with vision, and a least one flash bang...

      Delete
    2. Maybe if I throw enough stock footage of nature, ethnically correct people and other crap into a commercial, I'll become rich by selling them?

      Delete
  3. I don't know about you, but my ethnicity wasn't represented in the generic ad. Maybe that's why I never buy stuff from them, or why I've never been converted to the Absolute Truth of spending a gazillion tax dollars on corporations.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. But dang! I feel good about myself after viewing that commercial.

      Delete
    2. The government needs to get out of private enterprise.

      They can't build a website to sell health insurance. We all know that. Why then should they have the responsibility to regulate it?

      The Obama Administration does not pick winners and losers in private enterprise. They pick losers because their selections are based on who kicks back the most money to them in the form of soft money and hard money contributions to PAC's, DNC sanctioned political sink holes (like ACORN was) and pet projects such as the Barack Hussein Obama Presidential Library and Museum.

      Delete
  4. I always wondered who the hell buys a car based on a commercial, or beer?

    …on that note, the US Postal Service has given our tax dollars to use Spiderman. They are broke, and bleeding billions, and they sponsored Spiderman 2. Does anybody sit down with a package and think, "Well, that add was cool, forget price." This is what we get when Keynesians run the government...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Since when did the USPS concern itself with costs? And since when did Congress do its job by overseeing the USPS?

      It's a broken system (Spiderman aside for the moment). And I have no idea what can be done to fix it. Likely we'll just keep borrowing trillions until the Chinese call the notes due.

      Delete
    2. Pardon me, Mr. Bannon. The USPS is NOT broke, & has received NO TAX DOLLARS since 1970. Check the facts...

      Delete
    3. Anon needs to get out more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/dougbandow/2013/08/12/the-post-office-is-broke-its-time-to-end-washingtons-postal-monopoly/

      Delete
    4. When you're anonymous, you can be a goof ball and nobody can call you on it.

      Delete
  5. OPM is right... 'We' paid for that... sigh

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for your princely contribution to the effort as an official US Taxpayer.

      Delete
  6. Do the words "Postal Union" have anything to do with the failure of the mail system?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sure, but Congress oversees them. It's like giving matches and gasoline to children.

      Delete

It's virtual - it's a mirage - it's life